Bill Severn's Magic And Magicians
Bill Severn
David McKay Company, Inc., NY (1958)
In Collection
Magic tricks, Magic tricks - Biography
USA  eng
Severn, Bill: Magic and Magicians
©1958, David McKay Company, Inc., NY
Hardcover, 178 pages


1 Chapter 1 The First Magicians: Early history through 1877

14 Chapter 2 The Famous Magicians
14 Robert-Houdin
38 Herrmann
56 Kellar
78 Houdini
104 Thurston

128 Chapter 3 Modern Magic Masters: Dante, Harry Blackstone, Cardini, Okito, Harlan Tarbell, etc.

138 Chapter 4 The World of Magic: Magic clubs, conventions, dealers, etc.

150 Chapter 5 Famous Magic You Can Do:
151 Robert-Houdin's Vanishing Handkerchief
154 Drink From Nowhere
157 The Multiplying Coins
159 The Crushed Egg
162 The Four Strings
165 Kellar's Spirit Rope Escape
168 The Thumb Tie
171 A Fountain of Cards
173 The Final Secret

175 Index

Product Details
No. of Pages 178
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Bill Severn

Born: William Irving Severn
May 11, 1914
Brooklyn, New York

Died: May 8, 1992 (age 77)
Lee, Massachusetts

Categories: Books by Bill Severn

Bill Severn (1914-1992) was a journalist and professional club act magician specializing in cigarettes and silks. [1][2]


Severn worked for Associated Press as a radio news editor starting in 1941 and was long-time magic columnist for Boys' Life magazine.
Severn wrote more than 50 books for children and 25 on magic.[3]


Magic Wherever You Are (1957)
Shadow Magic (1959)
Magic in Your Pocket (1965)
Magic Across The Table (1972)
Bill Severn's Big Book of Magic (1973)
Magic in Mind: Mental Magic Tricks (1974)
Bill Severn's Magic Workshop (1976)
Bill Severn's Guide to Magic as a Hobby (1979)
More Magic In Your Pockets (1980)
Bill Severn's Impromptu Magic (1982)
Magic with Rope, Ribbon and String (1982)
Magic Fun for Everyone (1986)
Bill Severn's Amazing Magic (1992)
Magic with Paper
Magic Shows You Can Give
Packs of Fun
Magic Comedy
Bill Severn's Magic Trunk (a reissuing of Magic with Paper, Magic Shows You Can Give, Magic Comedy, and Magic in Your Pockets)
Magic with Coins and Bills
Bill Severn's Big Book of Close-Up Magic
Bill Severn's Best Magic
50 Ways to Have Fun with Newspaper


The Sphinx, Vol. 33, No. 3, May 1934, Who's Who in Magic, page 80
Obit, Magic, June 1992
Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 78, No. 10, March 1989, BILL SEVERN, Magician of the Month, page 10
The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 7, July 1992, Broken Wand, Bill Severn, page 120
M-U-M, Vol. 82, No. 2, July 1992, Broken Wands, Bill Severn, page 41
Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 8, August 1992, BILL SEVERN, Hocus Pocus Parade, by Phil Willmarth, page 71