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Louis Shelvy Histed
(Britain: 22nd August 1897 - 10th October 1965)
Customs and Excise official. Amateur magician and major magic inventor. Was an associate of the Inner Magic Circle, Vice-President of the Mahatma Circle of Magicians, Honorary Vice-President of the Yorkshire Magic Club and Member of the Institute of Magicians.
Invented Square Circle in 1930. Wrote The Magic of Louis Histed (1947, 159pp; repr 1968). Tricks in Abra.