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Looking for Orthon by Colin Bennett
Magic Words by Gerald Kolpan
White Magic by Jasper Maskelyne

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John Nevil Maskelyne (22 December 1839 – 18 May 1917) was an English stage magician and inventor of the pay toilet, along with many other Victorian-era devices. Working with magicians George Alfred Cooke and David Devant, many of his illusions are still performed today. His book Sharps and Flats: A Complete Revelation of the Secrets of Cheating at Games of Chance and Skill is considered a classic overview of card sharp practices, and in 1914 he founded the Occult Committee, a group whose remit was to "investigate claims to supernatural power and to expose fraud". His son Nevil and grandson Jasper continued in his footsteps as magicians and inventors.

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