Lloyd E. Jones
(Grass Valley, California: 7th July 1906 - 18th September 1984)
Aka "E. Samuels" as pen name. Pharmacist in Oakland. Semi-pro magic dealer-collector-publisher. A founder and first President of the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians in 1933. Book dealer-publisher as Magic Limited by 1940. SAM President 1955-56.
A major collector of magic books since 1943 when he bought the Rybolt Collection, which totaled 9,200 items (some 5,000 titles). Jones then added the collections of Joseph Ovette, Raymond Gerike, Charles Nyquist (some 1,000 books c1970), and Robert Andrews.
Sold his superb collection in 1975 to Byron Walker, thence concentrating on his magic publishing business, Magic Limited. 1979 AMA Special Fellowship.
Published-edited What's Doing 1940, The Bat 1943-51, Bat Jr 1951-55, S.O.B. Jr 1970-78, and Bat Droppings 1979-84.
Wrote Meet the Boys of The Pacific Coast (1934, 48pp), The Dime and Penny (1945, 19pp), The Medicine Man Pitch (1954, 9pp), S.B.S. [1973, 43pp], etc. Book reviewer for Tops and Genii. Tricks in Hugard's Magic Monthly.