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J. Stewart Smith

(USA: 1893 - 8th January, 1981).

Jasper Stewart Smith was an American building contractor and amateur card magician. Self-published 16 booklets on card magic from 1950 to 1966. These plus his 17th manuscript were reprinted as The Collected Works of J. Stewart Smith (1983, 478pp). Trick in Hugard's Magic Monthly.

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J. Stewart Smith
Further Thought on Cards by J. Stewart Smith

J. Stewart Smith presents more of his mystifying card effects, accomplished without knuckle-busting sleight of hand. The author was something of an enigma, eschewing public performances in favor of fooling magicians and mentalists at magic conventions. After a process of continual refinements from demonstrating his effects under the critical eyes of magicians, he would assemble a small number of his latest creations and issue them in small, limited-edition booklets. To say that his books are hard to come by is a gross understatement. This is a shame since the magic is priceless.

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