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The Magical World

by Max Sterling
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This periodical ran from November 1910 until May 1911 and was edited by Max Sterling. Volume one contained 26 issues and volume two ended the series with No. 3 - a total of more than 470 pages.

Volume 1, Number 1 (November 2nd, 1910)

  • Announcements
  • Between Ourselves
  • What Others Are Doing - Oswald Williams
  • Practical Magic - Levitation of a Card
  • For Beginners - A Japanese Floral Fan-cy
  • Impromptu Tricks - The Impossible Die
  • Cards - Simple Effect
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Among the Dealers
  • Magical Societies: Northern Magical Society; Order of the Magi
  • Reviews
  • Questions and Answers

Volume 1, Number 2 (November 9th, 1910)

  • Pleasant Research
  • What Others Are Doing - Lawrence Crane & Co.
  • Practical Magic - Dolly at Home
  • Cards - Magnetic Card Filter
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Prize Fighter Illusionist
  • Magical Societies: Society of American Magicians
  • Current Literature
  • Among the Dealers

Volume 1, Number 3 (November 16th, 1910)

  • At a Continental Fair - The Conjurer Benevol
  • Between Ourselves
  • Our Sincere Thanks
  • An Early Victory
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Impromptu Pocket Tricks
  • What Others Are Doing - Carter the Great
  • Practical Magic - Rice and Billiard Ball
  • In Open Council - Holden's Rising Cards
  • Magical Societies
  • Current Literature

Volume 1, Number 4 (November 23rd, 1910)

  • The School of Magic
  • Between Ourselves
  • For Beginners - An Easy Vanishing Wand. A Handkerchief Colour Change.
  • Cards - A Brilliant Flourish
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • What Others Are Doing - Ram Bhuj
  • Practical Magic - A Phenomenal Manipulating Screen
  • Magical Societies
  • Reviews
  • In Open Council - Wine and Water. Some Glass Improvements

Volume 1, Number 5 (November 30th, 1910)

  • Seasonable Suggestions
  • Between Ourselves
  • Personalia
  • What Others Are Doing - Gustave Fasola & Co.
  • Comedy Picture Building
  • For Beginners - Floating Ping Pong Balls
  • Cards - The Little Wanderer
  • Impromptu Pocket Tricks - Card Spelling Bee
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • In Open Council
  • Among the Dealers
  • Partition for a Crush Hat
  • Phantom Card Combination

Volume 1, Number 6 (December 7th, 1910)

  • Magical Societies
  • Between Ourselves
  • What Others Are Doing - Carl Hertz
  • Practical Magic - Perplexia
  • For Beginners - A Marked Vanishing Wand
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Among the Dealers
  • Reviews
  • An Interesting Group
  • In Open Council - Re Manipulating Screen
  • Magical Society Report

Volume 1, Number 7 (December 14th, 1910)

  • Christmas Programmes
  • Between Ourselves
  • American Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - Satani "The Mysterious Raffles"
  • Ventriloquial Dialogue
  • For Beginners - Wand and Handkerchief
  • In Open Council - Seasonable Novelties
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Impromptu Pocket Tricks - Production of a "Silk" from Finger Tips
  • Magical Society Reports
  • A Single Card Colour Change

Volume 1, Number 8 (December 21st, 1910)

  • The Artiste and The Public
  • Between Ourselves
  • What Others Are Doing - Capretta and Chefalo
  • Mystic Section Painting
  • Impromptu Tricks - A Coin and Handkerchief Effect
  • In Open Council - Tips, Eccentric Handkerchief Change, Devil's Whisper, Coloured Fire Bowls, Handkerchief Production, etc.
  • Magical Societies
  • Current Literature

Volume 1, Number 9 (December 28th, 1910)

  • The Devil's Due
  • Between Ourselves
  • What Others Are Doing - Walton Brozen
  • Practical Magic - The Rice Bowls in a New Role
  • Impromptu Tricks - To Swallow a Match
  • In Open Council - Phantom Cards Again
  • Cards - New Effects on Old Principles
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Cigar Box Servante
  • Searching for Talent
  • Reviews

Volume 1, Number 10 (January 4th, 1911)

  • Thurston and Palladino
  • New York Magical Notes
  • Magical Societies
  • What Others Are Doing - Villiers de Caston
  • Practical Magic - "Flyto" Silks
  • For Beginners - A Card Box Hint
  • In Open Council - The Egg Bag
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Cards - An Effective Colour Change
  • American Notes
  • Adelaide Herrmann
  • Literary Notices

Volume 1, Number 11 (January 11th, 1911)

  • Between Ourselves
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - John Warren
  • Practical Magic - Fishing for Cards
  • For Beginners - Easy Aerial Treasury
  • Impromptu Trick - With Dominoes
  • In Open Council - Honest Acknowledgment. A Word from Satani
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Fire Eating
  • Reviews

Volume 1, Number 12 (January 18th, 1911)

  • Between Ourselves
  • The S.A.M.
  • American Notes - By Ernest Evangeline
  • What Others Are Doing - Max Sterling
  • Practical Magic - Wonder Sketching Frame
  • For Beginners - Pretty Match-box Effect
  • In Open Council - A Claim for Acknowledgment. "Don't Chew the Fat."
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Magical Societies
  • Among the Dealers
  • Current Literature

Volume 1, Number 13 (January 25th, 1911)

  • Credit Where Credit is Due
  • Between Ourselves
  • What Others Are Doing - Merci-Pinetti and Signora Pinetti
  • Practical Magic - The Coffee and Milk Trick
  • Cards - Second Sight Card Divination
  • In Open Council - A Claim for Precedence
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Pretty Match-box Sleight
  • Magical Societies: Order of the Magi. Circle of Mahatma
  • Reviews

Volume 1, Number 14 (February 1st, 1911)

  • American Magical Carnival
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - The Mysterious DeKolzas
  • Practical Magic - The Hand in the Frame
  • Cards - Colour Changing Packs
  • In Open Council - Re "Tobacco in Hand" Tricks, substitute for Pistol
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Magical Societies: World's Master Magicians. Twin City Magicians
  • Howard Thurston Stories

Volume 1, Number 15 (February 8th, 1911)

  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - Ionia
  • Practical Magic - A Coin-Producing Fan
  • Cards - Variation of Cards in Pocket
  • For Beginners - Useful Thimble Moves. An Easy Coin Reproduction
  • In Open Council - Levitation of a Card. Card Specialising
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Magical Societies: Order of the Magi
  • Current Literature

Volume 1, Number 16 (February 15th, 1911)

  • What the Year Holds
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - Presto, the Irish Wizard
  • Practical Magic - New Firing Table
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • Current Literature
  • In Open Council - Where Are the Makers? Colour-Changing Packs.
  • For Beginners - The Prophetic Silk
  • Magical Societies: Northern Magical Society. Order of the Magi. British Magical Society.

Volume 1, Number 17 (February 22nd, 1911)

  • Sears, in "The Blue Pearl"
  • New York Magical Notes
  • Houdini Defies Death
  • What Others Are Doing - Chris Van Bern
  • Practical Magic - The Impossible Possible. Rameses Talks.
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • An Automatic Illusionist
  • Cards - Working the Phantom
  • In Open Council - Hints for Spring Flowers
  • For Beginners - Travelling Silks and Spirit Knots
  • Correspondence - Fishing for Cards. Is There Honour Among T---? Where Are the Makers? Colour Changing Pack.

Volume 1, Number 18 (March 1st, 1911)

  • Between Ourselves
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - Sears, "The Seer"
  • Practical Magic - A Novel Bird Production
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • In Open Council - The Drawer Box. Wonder Sketching Frame
  • Charles Trickey - An Appeal
  • Magical Societies: British Magical Society
  • Reflections

Volume 1, Number 19 (March 8th, 1911)

  • Between Ourselves
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - Mephisto, The Mysterious
  • Practical Magic - A Colour Changing Wand. A Sequel to the Twentieth Century Handkerchief Trick.
  • A New Coin Vanish
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • In Open Council - Where are the Makers?
  • A Remarkable Gathering
  • Magical Societies
  • Reviews

Volume 1, Number 20 (March 15th, 1911)

  • Between Ourselves
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - Chung Ling Soo
  • Practical Magic - The Pole Un-"Cook"-ed
  • Cards - A New Rising Card Effect
  • The Charles Trickey Appeal
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • In Open Council - "Black Art Table"
  • Correspondence
  • Magical Societies: Order of the Magi. Northern Magical Society.
  • Current Literature

Volume 1, Number 21 (March 22nd, 1911)

  • The Way to the Halls
  • Thanks from Mr. G. Welton
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - Archibald Potter
  • Practical Magic - Chameleon Sketches
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • In Open Council - To Reproduce Vanished Handkerchief
  • Magical Societies: The Magic Circle. Circle of Mahatma.
  • Our Special Supplements
  • Current Literature

Volume 1, Number 22 (March 29th, 1911)

  • American Notes - By Ernest Evangeline
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - Howard Thurston
  • Practical Magic - A Novel Combination Flag Trick
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • A Match Box Coin Vanisher
  • An Addition to the Knotted Silks
  • A Useful Changing Vase
  • Old Arabian Superstition

Volume 1, Number 23 (April 5th, 1911)

  • Dr. Holston Explains
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - The Inquisition, produced by Carlton
  • Practical Magic - A Simple and Reliable Loading Table
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • In Open Council - The Handkerchief Wand
  • The Charles Trickey Appeal
  • The Ghostly Silk
  • Magical Societies: The Magic Circle. Brotherhood of Magicians of New York City
  • Current Literature

Volume 1, Number 24 (April 12th, 1911)

  • Between Ourselves
  • New York Magical Notes
  • Cards - The Flying Card Trick
  • What Others Are Doing - Margo, Lady Conjurer
  • Practical Magic - The Scales of Socrates
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • The Charles Trickey Appeal
  • Fasola's Famous Lion
  • For Beginners - The "Royal" Spelling Bee
  • In Open Council - Fishing for Cards Again. Hand in the Frame.
  • New Finish to the Chinese Rings
  • Magical Societies: Order of the Magi. Northern Magical Society.
  • Current Literature

Volume 1, Number 25 (April 19th, 1911)

  • The Rice Bowls and Wine and Water
  • New York Magical Notes
  • An Introduction to a Manipulative Act
  • What Others Are Doing - Fred Wilkinson
  • Practical Magic - Rising Card Novelty
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • In Open Council - The Handkerchief Finger
  • For Beginners - Another Vanishing Wand Method
  • New Thimble Pass
  • The Charles Trickey Appeal
  • Magical Societies: Order of the Magi. The Magic Circle.

Volume 1, Number 26 (April 26th, 1911)

  • About Ourselves
  • Here and There
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others ARe Doing - John Weil
  • Practical Magic - Quadrille of Silks
  • Illustration for New Thimble Pass
  • In Open Council - How Not to do Fire Tricks
  • Impromptu Pocket Tricks - Reversing Walking Stick
  • Whereabouts This Week
  • The Charles Trickey Appeal
  • Current Literature
  • Suggestions on Patter
  • Publisher's Notes

Volume 2, Number 1 (May 3rd, 1911)

  • Attention, Magicians!
  • Between Ourselves
  • What Others Are Doing - Horace Goldin
  • Practical Magic - Aerial Blossoms
  • In Open Council - Suggestions for "Style"
  • A Flash Wand
  • Tambourine Tit-Bits
  • Professional Movements
  • The Charles Trickey Appeal
  • Magical Societies: British Magical Society. Magical Society Notes.
  • Cards - Selected Cards in Empty Pocket
  • Current Literature

Volume 2, Number 2 (May 10th, 1911)

  • A New Magical Library
  • Between Ourselves
  • What Others Are Doing - De Biere
  • Practical Magic - The Phenomenal Memory
  • The Magic Charm
  • Magical Society Notes
  • Professional Movements
  • Illustration for Flash Wand
  • Cards - Original Card and Handkerchief Effects
  • Suggestions on "Dumb" Show
  • Magical Societies: Northern Magical Society. Devon and Cornwall Magical Society.

Volume 2, Number 3 (May 17th, 1911)

  • Lafayette
  • Between Ourselves
  • New York Magical Notes
  • What Others Are Doing - Rameses
  • Practical Magic - Earth, Fire, and Water
  • The Mystery Painting
  • Professional Movements
  • In Open Council - Suggestions for a Flower Production
  • Our Portrait Supplements
  • Funeral of Lafayette
  • England's Home of Mystery
  • Magical Societies: Circle of Mahatma

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