Stewart James

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Stewart James
Born
John George Stewart James

May 14, 1908
DiedNovember 5, 1996
NationalityCanadian

Stewart James (May 14, 1908 – November 5, 1996) was a Canadian postman who became one of magic's most prolific inventors.[1] He spent most of his life in Courtright, Ontario.[2]

Biography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • One More Thought on Cards (1955)
  • Compiled and edited the Abbott Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks
    • Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks, Vol. 1 (1941)
    • Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks, Vol. 2 (1968)
    • Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks, Vol. 3 (1980)
  • Stewart James in Print: The First 50 Years (1989), edited by P. Howard Lyons and Allan Slaight
  • The James File, Vol. 1 and 2 (2000) by Allan Slaight, contains nearly 1700 pages of Stewart James's magic.
  • The Essential Stewart James (2007)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warlock, Elizabeth (May 1990). "Our Side of the Pond". The Linking Ring. 70 (5): 100.
  2. ^ Beam, Steve (November 2007). "No Oxymoron". MUM. 97: 74–75.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame". The Academy of Magical Arts.

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