David Haversat
Nelson Nicholson (1997)
In Collection
Magic tricks
USA  eng
David, Haversat: Sherms
©1997 David Haversat
Publisher: Nelson Nicholson
Hardcover, 190 pages

#111 of 300 This book contains photos, advertisements, and hundreds of line drawings. Learn the history of the "SHERMS" Magic Company, manufactures of magic for half a century. See both common and rare pieces of apparatus, blueprints from Noma - the incredible illusion, and read a letter from Okito. This 8 1/2 x 11 hardcover book is bound in bright red cloth and foil stamped. Limited to 300 hand numbered copies!

Robert Sherman is one of the unsung heroes of magic and not much is ever said anymore regarding this wonderful magic dealer and inventor. Born in the late 1800s he started the Philadelphia Magic Shop which employed none other than Carl Brema to create much of the excellent metal pieces sold by Robert Sherman. This occurred prior to Carl Brema opening his own magic establishment in the 20s. According to Robert he was the first to develop and market the Chinese Wands which he had learned from the Hang Pang Royal Pekin Troupe. He was one of the first dealers to sell promotional magic and was responsible for the Magic in the Eddie Cantor Magic Club and Howard Thurstons Swift Premium tricks. It was Robert who ran the Martinka Magic shop just prior to its closing when it was under the ownership of Harry Houdini.

The closing of "Sherms" (1968) due to a highway that was built through the shop took Bob with it shortly after in 1969. He joined his old friends, DeLand, Lewis Lyons, Harry Bouton, Thurston, Houdini, and many others. Today he is to be remembered as a magician, manufacturer, inventor, dealer, and a friend.

Product Details
Extras Numbered Limited Edition
No. of Pages 190
Height x Width 11.0 x 8.5  inch
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Publisher: Nelson Nicholson
Location: USA
Date: 1997
Pages: 190
Layout: 9"x11", hardbound