Sydney W. Clarke
|Sydney W. Clarke|
|Born||Sydney Wrangel Clarke|
June 19, 1864
|Died||July 12, 1940 (age 76) |
|Categories||Books by Sydney W. Clarke|
Sydney Wrangel Clarke (June 19, 1864 - July 12, 1940) was a British barrister (lawyer), noted magic historian and celebrated member of the Magic Circle.
He wrote a comprehensive history of magic that was published as a serial in "The Magic Wand" magazine during the years 1924-1928, which eventually was release in book form as The Annals of Conjuring. Clarke also, for a period, produced the Magic Wand.
During the 1930s, Clarke contributed to magazines such as the Sphinx.
Clarke taught magic to his nephew Brigadier Dudley Wrangel Clarke, a British officer that was head of "A Force", the British deception planning & operations section in the Middle East and Mediterranean Theaters during World War II.
- The Bibliography of Conjuring and Kindred Deceptions (with Adolphe Blind) (1920)
- The Annals of Conjuring from the Earliest Times to the Present (1929)
- The Annals of Conjuring (1983)
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- The Sphinx, Vol. 39, No. 8, October 1940, Editor Page, Sidney Wrangel Clarke Died, page 198
- The Magic Wand, Vol. 29, No. 187, October-November 1940, Sidney Wrangel Clarke, page 115
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 20, No. 10, December 1940, Christmas and Magic, by Dr. Henry R. Evans, page 731
- The Barrister In The Circle by Edwin Dawes (1983)
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 93, No 1000, November 1999, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities, by Edwin Dawes, 253. Salute Those Millenarian Editors - Sidney Wrangel Clarke (1910-1915; 1916-1919), page 311
- The Annals of Conjuring, by Sydney W. Clarke (1929, reprint 2001), The Barrister in the Circle, by Edwin Dawes, pages 29-53