Jean Nicholas Ponsin

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Jean Nicholas Ponsin
BornCharles Édouard Ponsin
March 19, 1801
Reims, France
Died1863

Jean Nicholas Ponsin, born Charles Édouard Ponsin[1] [2] [3], was a schoolmaster and amateur magician.

Ponsin wrote a book, which was published in 1853, entitled Nouvelle Magie Blanche Dévoilée. His book was used by Prof. Hoffmann, together with that of Robert-Houdin, when collecting material for Modern Magic. A translation of those parts of his work not used by Hoffmann was published in 1937 by S.H. Sharpe under the title Ponsin On Conjuring.

References

  1. THE WORLDS FAIR, Saturday, March 16, 1968, Page 7
  2. Geschichte der Zauberkunst von Kurt Volkmann, 7. Abschnitt, NACHFAHREN UND ERNEUERER, page 14
  3. http://danytrick.com/2011/12/j-n-ponsin/
  • Supplement to The Magic Circular, February, 1953 HOFFMANN MEMORIAL LECTURE, 1952 MAGIC WITH CARDS A LECTURE DELIVERED BEFORE THE MAGIC CIRCLE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 1952 by ERNEST H. C. WETHERED.
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