No. 178

February 2011

Contents

Words of Welcome, David Ben4
David Devant and Maskeyne & Cooke’s Provincial Company, Anne Davenport6
Treasures and Hidden Gems of The Magic Circle, Brian Sibley17
Reincarnating Colonel Stodare’s The Sphinx, Joe Culpepper26
Gimmicks, Gadgets and Gizmos, John Carney34
Librarium Magicum, Clay H. Shevlin38
Selective Checklist of Sette of Odd Volumes, Clay H. Shevlin48
Conference Corner: Yankee Gathering XIII, Andrew Pinard50

Book Reviews

The Ultimate Thayer; Houdini—The Key, David Ben56
Del Ray: America’s Foremost, The Magician For His Time;
Goebel, The Man with the Magical Mind; The Yankee Collector #14, James Alan57
Magic Shows: 30 Years of Programmes from Daniels to Darren, Ricky Smith60

In Memoriam

David Alexander • 62
Dr. Earl Reum • 63
William Self • 64
Prentice Taylor • 64