John Nicholls Booth - Bookplate
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Bookplate-John Nicholls Booth-His silhouette under Ex Libris-ca.1960/70-vFINE

FRONT: "EX LIBRIS" above a silhouette of his head. Name below is: "JOHN NICHOLLS BOOTH".
BACK: Blank back, never used.

DATE: Circa 1960s/70s ???
SIZE: 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches.
COND: Back has some black paper scraps from prior album mount. All in otherwise very Fine, almost Mint condition.
Product Details
Personal Details
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Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
From Magicpedia, Courtesy of Genii Magazine:

John Booth (1912 - 2009)
was born John Nicholls Booth and became a successful nightclub magician before leaving magic in 1940 to pursue a career as a Unitarian minister. A prolific author, he penned hundreds of articles on magic for Linking Ring, Sphinx, Genii and Magicol, as well as publishing Canada's magic magazine, Canadian Magician's Digest in 1929. In 1931, he organized Canada's first magic convention. In 1938 he also worked as "Jancini". Booth eventually incorporated magic into his lectures and conducted the funeral service for Eugene Laurant. He was a world traveler and had climbed the Himalayas. Booth was the author of the longest running column in Linking Ring Magazine of magic history called "Memoirs of a Magician's Ghost" which started in May 1963 and didn't conclude until January 2000 (435 monthly installments). The first 25 years of these writings were indexed by Ben Robinson and Amy Janiello and published as a book under the same title "Memoirs of a Magician's Ghost" (1988)