No. 181

November 2011

Contents

Words of Welcome, David Ben • 4
Sorcar, the Maharaja of Magic, Tom Ewing • 6
Douglas Beaufort: Would-be Diplomat, Michael Claxton • 16
Houdini Foreign Language Books, Arthur Moses • 23
Gimmicks, Gadgets and Gizmos, John Carney • 36
Librarium Magicum, Clay H. Shevlin • 40

Conference Corner

42 MCW, Joe Culpepper • 36
European Conference on Magic History, Dr. Gene Matsuura  56

Book Reviews

The Lives of a Showman, Andrew Pinard • 64
Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic, David Ben • 67
Gibecière, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2011, James Alan • 68
Memoirs of an Elusive Moth, Disappearing Nightly with Harry Blackstone & His Show of 1001 Wonders, James Alan • 69
Ramses, The Forgotten Star, James Alan • 70
Magical Mathematics, The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks, James Alan • 71
Wunder-Herrliches!, Suleyman Fattah • 72

And…

Magic Is Where You Find It, Richard Cohn • 75