(Stonegrove, England: 19th June 1864 - 12th July 1940)
Inspired to magic as boy seeing Dr. H.S. Lynn. Barrister. Amateur magician and bibliographer-historian of magic. Edited The Magic Circular 1909-14. Magic Circle council chairman 1924-35. SAM Hall of Fame. Uncle and magic teacher of Brig. Dudley Clarke.
Wrote (with Adolphe Blind) The Bibliography of Conjuring: And Kindred Deceptions (1920, 84pp). Wrote the classic 291-page The Annals of Conjuring series in Magic Wand 1924-28, of which 4 copies were issued in 1929 as a single volume (reprinted 1983 and 2001). Bio is Edwin A. Dawes, The Barrister in The Circle (1983, 123pp).
Coauthors: Adolphe Blind
The Bibliography of Conjuring - and kindred deceptionsSidney W. Clarke & Adolphe Blind
This bibliography collects about 2000 works that deal with tricks and illusions, and with the varied deceptions that are usually presented as part of a conjuring entertainment, including automata, chapeaugraphy, chemical and electrical tricks, escaping, fire handling, gamblers' tricks, hand-shadows, juggling, lightning sketches, optical illusions, pseudo-spiritualistic manifestations, second sight, thought reading, thought transference and ventriloquism. The list includes languages other than English in particular German and French books. Excluded are books on the so-called occult arts, but...
2019 / 6 / 1
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The Annals of ConjuringSidney W. Clarke
This is the first real history of magic in the English language. It first appeared in serialized from in The Magic Wand.
[Note: This edition was newly formatted for convenient reading and searching on mobile devices.]
1st digital edition 2013, 288 pages.
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2013 / 10 / 7
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