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Lloyd Jones

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Lloyd Jones

Cover of Genii (1937)
BornLLoyd E. Jones
July 07, 1906
Grass Valley, California
DiedSeptember 18, 1984 (age 78)
CategoriesBooks by Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones (1906-1984) was a pharmacist, book dealer and publisher.


Born in Grass Valley, California, but moved to Oakland as a child.

He was the proprietor of Magic Limited in Oakland, California from around 1941 until his death. His house organs were The Bat, Bat, Jr., S.O.B., Jr. and finally Bat Droppings.

He wrote book reviews for Genii under a column titled "Light From The Lamp" for many years and later in Tops.

Lloyd was the first President of the PCAM, was a founding member and a president of the Oakland Magic Circle, helped to form the Magic Dealers Association and served as a national president of SAM.

In April, 1981 he was made an Honorary Member of the Magic Collectors Association.[1]

He mentored younger magicians, such as Pete Biro, and published,edited, or wrote over 50 books on magic.[2]



  1. Magicol No. 73 (November 1984)