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Wizard (Selbit) Volume 5 (September 1909 - August 1910)
by P. T. Selbit & George Mackenzie Munro


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Wizard (Selbit) Volume 5 (September 1909 - August 1910) by P. T. Selbit & George Mackenzie Munro
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For the last two numbers, George Munro took over the editorship from P. T. Selbit.

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 49 - September, 1909 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - Imro Fox
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. Advertisements
  7. A Protean Wand
  8. The Magic Circle
  9. Advertisements
  10. Conjuring a Cake
    • Two New Methods of Performing a Popular Problem
      • The Preparation of the Cake
      • The Culinary Operation
      • The Cutting Part
      • Another Method
      • The Bran Box Again
      • A Fiery Dish
  11. Nikola Breaks Out Again
    • A Half-Minute Perplexity Pickle
      • The Problem to be Faced
      • Solution of the Difficulty
      • Irresponsible Impertinences
      • Business Government Coupon
  12. Order of the Magi
  13. Practical Magic - P. T. Selbit
    • No. 6
      • A Wholesale Cage Disappearance
  14. Chung Ling Soo and an Australian Interviewer
  15. re: Dr. Hands
  16. re: workshop page to be adopted
  17. Wanted to Buy - advertisement
  18. "Tricks for Everyone" - Devant - advertisement
  19. At Last!!! - The Real American Magical Inventor [Burling Hull] comes to England - advertisement
  20. Death of an Old Time Conjurer - Professor Anderton Found Drowned
  21. The Order of the Magi
  22. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 50 - October, 1909 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - Getting Warmer, A North Pole(r) Surprise - cartoon by Nathan Dean
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. When in Doubt - advertisement
  7. A Penny Card Trick - George Johnson
  8. Recollections of Hartz by Professor Hoffmann - continued
    • The Egg and Rings Trick
  9. Practical Magic - P. T. Selbit
    • No. 7
      • The Torn Paper Strip
  10. Correspondence
    • De Vere v. Hartz
    • A Protest
  11. The Order of the Magi
  12. The "Arts and Crafts" of Magic - Louis L. Playford
  13. Advertisements
  14. A Fine Plot for Magical Illustration
    • How the Weight of Gold Changed
    • A Physics Teacher's Evidence
  15. The Order of the Magi
  16. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 51 - November, 1909 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - In Hot Water! - The Magician's Annual - cartoon
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. The Magic Circle
  7. A Novel Handkerchief Act - arranged by Wilford Hutchinson
    • Introducing, "Blendo," 20th Century Trick, etc.
    • Details of Apparatus required for execution of the above
  8. Advertisements
  9. Practical Magic - P. T. Selbit
    • No. 8
      • The Colour Changing Bricks
  10. Apology to Mrs. Noakes from the "Magician Annual, 1090-1910" editors
  11. Maurice Victor - P. T. S.
    • An Appreciation of my Best Friend
  12. Experiences of a Wizard in Australia
  13. Correspondence
    • History Repeats Itself
    • De Vere v. Hartz
  14. The Old Way, and the New Way in Conjuring - J. Howard Max
    • An Contrast in Magical Methods
  15. The Northern Magical Society
  16. Wanted - advertisement
  17. The Order of the Magi
  18. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 52 - December, 1909 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - Chris Van Bern
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. The Order of the Magi
  7. Advertisement
  8. A New Year Card Trick - E. Cooper
  9. A Transparent Deception
  10. Recollections of the Late Dr. Lynn - Rupert Slater
  11. Advertisement
  12. Practical Magic - P. T. Selbit
    • No. 9
      • A Tricky Tray - The Production of Several Glasses Filled with Liquid
  13. Appearing and Disappearing Handkerchiefs
  14. The Magic Circle
    • Big Success at the Annual Dinner
  15. The Order of the Magi
  16. A Mysterious Programme
    • Programme
    • Part 1
    • Part 2
    • Notice
  17. De Land's "Sphinx" Trick - advertisement
  18. The Northern Magical Society
  19. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 53 - January, 1910 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - Arnold De Bierre, The Mysterious
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. Advertisements
  7. An Improved Phantom Card Trick - Wilford Hutchinson
  8. The Ethics of Showmanship - Julian Wylie
    • No. 1 - Constructing a Programme
    • Trade to Entertain, not only to Deceive
    • Striking Points
    • Wonders Must Surpass Themselves
  9. The Arts and Crafts of conjuring - correspondence
  10. An Original Principle - A New Way of Cheating Gravity - Owen Clark
  11. What Next? - humor
  12. Practical Magic - P. T. Selbit
    • No. 10
      • New Rabbit Production
      • Equally Effective as a Disappearance
  13. The Northern Magical Society
  14. The Usual Thing - joke
  15. re: apologies for the delayed appearance of this issue
  16. Advertisements
  17. The Magic Circle
  18. Edinburgh Music Hall Sensation
    • Manager Decamps with Drawings
    • Artists Stranded
    • The Zanzigs
    • The Crisis
  19. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 54 - February, 1910 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - Oswald Williams
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. A Card Puzzle - E. cooper
  7. An Invisible Servante
  8. Tricks with Glasses
    • No. 1
    • No. 2
  9. New Books
    • The Old and the New Magic - Henry Ridgley Evans
    • Entertaining - Albertus
    • The Strand Magazine - January, 1910
    • The London Magazine - 1910
  10. An Organ-Pipe Improvement - Frank Sandford
  11. New Flying Lamp - advertisement
  12. Practical Magic - P. T. Selbit
    • No. 11
      • A Bewildering Bamboo
  13. A Splendid Spirit Clock
  14. 'Hubby's Dream,' and Illusion - E. Cooper
  15. The Northern Magical Society
  16. The Order of the Magi
  17. Treading on the Public's Toe - Zeotha
  18. Advertisements
  19. Correspondence
  20. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 55 - March, 1910 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - Mr. & Mrs. Harry Houdini
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. Special to Contributors
  7. Kenneth G. Poland - photo
  8. A Wine & Water Combination - J. Albert Briggs
    • Preparation
  9. You Should Preserve Your 'Wizard' - advertisement
  10. The Order of the Magi
  11. British Magical Society
  12. The Harvest Moon Wonders - P. T. Selbit
    • An Inexpensive Illusion Outfit
    • A Self-Contained chest of Mystery
  13. Dr. Bodie and Magic
  14. The Northern Magical Society
  15. Divining Rod of the Ancients - Method - Frank Sandford
  16. Correspondence
    • More Copy Wanted
  17. Tricks for Everyone - book advertisement
  18. The Magic Circle
  19. "Isn't It Wonderful?" - William Purvis
    1. Quaint Stories of Some Famous Conjurers
      1. The Prince of Charlatans
      2. Ugly Joe
      3. A Blasphemous Scoundrel
      4. What Did She See?
      5. Who Was Charlier?
  20. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 56 - April, 1910 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - Chung Ling Soo & Company
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. Advertisements
  7. A Supernatural Mystery - Harold Latham
  8. You Should Preserve Your 'Wizard' - advertisement
  9. Death of Imro Fox
  10. Magic Circle Grand Séance
  11. The Order of the Magi
  12. A Carnival of Conjurers - Some Impressions of the Magic Circle Grand Séance - drawn by Nathan Dean
  13. "From the Vasty Deep" - A Fantasy [play] - Nevil Maskelyne
  14. The Northern Magical Society
  15. Correspondence
    1. How Illusions are Not Done
    2. A Wine and Water Combination
  16. "Isn't It Wonderful?" - William Purvis - continued
    1. Quaint Stories of Some Famous Conjurers
      1. Who Was Charlier? - continued
      2. An Unsolved Mystery
      3. Fame and Clockwork
      4. Why They Did It
  17. Conjuring and Jugglery - George Johnson
  18. The Magic Circle
  19. re: P. T. Selbit will present Dr. Wilmar's Spirit Pictures
  20. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 57 - May, 1910 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - A Spirit Painting
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. The Maskelyne Medal
  7. A Threadless Rising Wand - Wilfred Hutchinson
  8. The Northern Magical Society
  9. The City Magical Company - advertisement
  10. A Card Mystery - Harold Latham
  11. A Spectral Apparition - Louis L. Playford
  12. Correspondence
    • The Arts and Crafts of Magic
  13. The Magic Circle
  14. Spirit Photography - Frank Sandford
  15. An Original and Indetectible Method of Producing a Silk Handkerchief - Howard Latham
  16. A Life of Adventure - The Morning Leader
    1. The Wanderer Showman
    2. Began at Fifteen
    3. Became a Star
    4. His Own Circus
    5. Beginning of Misfortune
    6. Eighty-one and Still Conjuring
  17. On the Edge of the Legitimate - William Marriott
    1. On the Edge of the Unknown
    2. Tricks?
    3. The Slate
    4. Magnetic Force
  18. Gossip
  19. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 58 - June, 1910 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - The Scarab
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. The City Magical Company - advertisement
  7. Production of a Bowl of Water - New and Novel Principle - Percy Naldrett
  8. The Northern Magical Society
  9. Wanted - advertisement
  10. The Order of the Magi
    • Officers Elected for Session 1910
  11. Two Things Worth Trying - Veldoc
    • A Handkerchief Vanish
    • silk producing
  12. The Magic Circle
  13. British Magical Society
  14. "The Broken Record" - Hubert L. Lea
  15. The Order of the Magi
  16. A New Handkerchief Ball - Wilfred Hutchinson
  17. Advertisements
  18. A Useful Changing Box - Hubert L. Lea
  19. Correspondence
    1. More "Explanations?"
    2. The Arts and Crafts of Magic
  20. Ghostly Pictures - People's Journal
    1. Painted by Spirits in the Limelight - Latest in the Halls - A Novel Problem for Spiritualists
    2. Not Done in the Dark
    3. Careful Scrutiny
    4. A Matter of Mystery
  21. Maskelyne & Devant's Mysteries
  22. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 59 - July, 1910 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - E. Lazern
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. joke
  7. Magic at the "Japanglo" - Percy Smith
  8. The City Magical Company - advertisement
  9. The Wizard's Card Trick - Packo
  10. Special to Contributors
  11. [Hiram S.] Maxim v. Maskelyne
    • Challenge Accepted: West End Wizard on Rope Tricks
  12. New Back Palm for a Thimble - A. Holford Walker
  13. Burghley House College of Magic - advertisement
  14. Correspondence
    • Exposers
  15. The Magic Circle
  16. An Idea for a Magnetic Wand - Percy Naldrett
  17. The Order of the Magi
  18. British Magical Society
  19. Pluck - poem - George Jay
  20. A Suggested Improvement for the "Drum that can't be Beaten" - Hubert L. Lea
  21. New Book - advertisement
  22. A Real & Effective Coin Change - Richard Klimsch
  23. The Northern Magical Society
  24. New Books and Magazines - advertisement
  25. Advertisements

  1. The Wizard - Volume V, Number 60 - August, 1910 - 16 pages
  2. Cover - Psycho
  3. Ornum's advertisement
  4. Notices
  5. Gossip
  6. A New Trick Slate - J. P. C. Sewell
  7. Important Announcement - An employee has been delinquent in their duties - communicate to Ornum's
  8. A New Idea for Tambourine Table - Herbert De Caston
  9. New Books
    • New Card Tricks (Third Series) No. 20 - Ellis Stanyon
    • Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation - Burling Hull
  10. Glass Drilling
  11. Puzzled for 40 Years - Famous Investor Desires to Test Spiritualism - Is There Trickery? - letter from Sir Hiram S. Maxim
    1. Knots Sealed
    2. Cabinet Tested
    3. Conjurers Amazed
    4. A Denial
  12. The Order of the Magi
  13. A Sorcerer's Price List - advertisement
  14. The Career of De Vere - P. T. Selbit
  15. New Books and Magazines - advertisement
  16. Flowers from Nowhere - Hubert L. Lea
  17. Advertisements
  18. The Tomsons Again - Reviving a Mystery - Sir H. Maxim's Challenge
    • A Searching Test
    • A Task for Mr. Maskelyne
  19. Handkerchief Vanishing from Tumbler Trick - James T. Atkins
  20. The Tomson Mystery - Sir Hiram Maxim Explains - His Story of the Test
  21. The City Magical Company - advertisement
  22. Correspondence
    • On a Book
  23. Advertisements
  24. Percy Naldrett's Original Telepathic System
  25. Special to Contributors
  26. Advertisements
  27. Maskelyne & Devant's Mysteries
  28. A £50 Challenge
  29. Advertisements

word count: 119337 which is equivalent to 477 standard pages of text