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Henry Dean

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Henry Dean
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Henry Dean is the author, declared on the title page, of the book The Whole Art of Legerdemain, or Hocus Pocus in Perfection, first published in London in 1722.


There has been controversy among several bibliographers as to who Henry Dean was and even if he was actually the author of the book.

Dean was conjectured to be a magic dealer, a book dealer, or an 18th-century publisher of the same name.[1]



  1. Hocus Pocus The Perfection of the Whole Art of Legerdemain by David Meyer in The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies, Vol. XI, no. 2, 2007