Ibidem Volume 1
Lyons, P. Howard
Richard Kaufman & Alan Greenberg (1993)
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Card tricks, Fan Magazines, Games / General, Magic tricks
Lyons, P. Howard: Ibidem Volume 1
©1993 Jeanette Louise Lyons. Richard Kaufman & Alan Greenberg
Hardcover, 319 pages

Ibidem, published and edited by Howard Lyons and illustrated by his pro-artist wife, Pat, was issued from Ibidem Volume 1


P. Howard Lyons' Ibidem magazine put the cutting edge on close-up magic. From 1955 to 1979, P. Howard Lyons and his mildly crazed but brilliant crew published 36 issues of Ibidem containing work that is still razor sharp! Those issues accumulated quite a reputation as the best source for avant-garde card magic and many other curious findings. In the intervening years copies of Ibidem have been much sought after and high prices paid.

Now, the first 16 issues of Ibidem are available in a single hardbound volume along with additional rare material related to the history and publication of this landmark journal.

Contains contributions by: Ed Marlo, Stewart James, Howard Lyons, Norm Houghton, Mel Stover, The Amazing Randi, Ken Beale, Tom Ransom, Francis Haxton, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Peter Warlock, Martin Gardner, Faucett W. Ross, Bill Simon, Tom Bowyer, Elmer Biddle, William Miesel, Alex Elmsley, Ravelli and Neal Elias.

Pages 352 - Hardbound, Large-Format
Product Details
No. of Pages 319
Height x Width 11.0 x 8.5  inch
Personal Details
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Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf P
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
P. Howard Lyons
(1928 - 1987), from Toronto, Canada,
was editor of Ibidem, a notable magic periodical which ran erratically from 1955 to 1979.


Lyons, an accountant who worked as a Director at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, was also co-producer, with Bob Weill, of the "Ibidem Events" Convention held annually at Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Stewart James: The First Fifty Years, with Allan Slaight (1989)

The Linking Ring, Vol. 29, No. 6, August 1949, HOWARD LYONS, page 67
Ibidem Vol. 1, Pre-Apa, November 1954, page 19
The Linking Ring, Vol. 68, No. 1, January 1988, In Memoriam by BRUCE POSTGATE, page 107
The Linking Ring, Vol. 68, No. 9, September 1988, HOWARD LYONS MEMORIAL Hocus Pocus Parade by PHIL WILLMARTH, page 78
The Linking Ring, Vol. 69, No. 3, March 1989, Lyons Memorial, page 101