Supplementary Magic
Elbiquet
George Rutledge & Sons, Limited (1917)
In Collection
#2770
10*
Conjuring
Magic tricks
Hardcover 
USA  eng
Elbiquet: Supplementary Magic
©1917, George Rutledge & Sons, Limited
Hardcover, 199 pages

Supplementary Magic - Rare

Abebook price 75.00

Scarce Book by Elbiquet A TEXT-BOOK OF MAGIC 1st Edition

Supplementary Magic is the sequel to the first (A Text-Book Of Magic) issued about four years later.

Supplementary Magic by Elbiquet have held up fairly well being 96 years old. This second book is the sequel to (A text-Book Of Magic) issued about four years later. The corners are bumped and some worn. There is damage along the spine. There is a chip on the back edge of the spine near the top. Also, a bit above the midpoint, there is a small hole in the spine. The content of this book has different material than the first, including a chapter on Indian conjuring. There is also a nice tip-in photo in the front.

Product Details
No. of Pages 199
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf F
Condition Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
L.H. Branson
From MagicPedia
Major Lionel Hugh Branson (1879 - 1946) was an English officer that served with the Indian Army from 1899 until 1922 who liked conjuring and practical jokes.

Branson learned magic from reading Hoffmann's Modern Magic and around 1889 he studied under Charles Bertram. In his biography he describes how he used magic methods to ambush enemies, solve crimes, detect malfeasance, and solve bureaucratic dilemmas.

In 1913, as "Lionel Cardac", he played London’s Palace of Varieties for three weeks.

Branson was a Member of the Inner Magic Circle (MIMC) and two of his sons, Tony (b. 1909) and Cyril (b. 1918) also took up magic.

He wrote two books under the pen name of Elbiquet.

Books
•A Text Book of Magic as Elbiquet (1913)
•Supplementary Magic as Elbiquet (1917)
•Indian Conjuring (1922)
•A Lifetime of Deception: Reminiscences of a Magician (1953)
References
•DETECTING DECEPTION: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COUNTERDECEPTION ACROSS TIME, CULTURES, AND DISCIPLINES by Barton Whaley (2006)