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Angelo John Lewis carved a name for himself in the annals of magic not by doing spectacular performances and dangerous stunts, but by penning over 25 impressive volumes on magic. Using the pen name Professor Hoffman, Lewis wrote so prolifically about magic that he was once called by Houdini the “brightest star in the firmament of magical literature.

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Professor Louis Hoffmann – History of Magic

Born, Angelo John Lewis in London on July 23, 1839, Lewis wrote prolifically using the pen name Professor Hoffmann. Throughout his career he wrote more than 25 volumes on magic and was once described by Harry Houdini as ‘The Brightest star in the firmament of magical literature’.