P. Howard Lyons' Ibidem magazine is Tyler Wilson's favorite magic magazine or all time. That must count for something, right?
From 1955 to 1979, P. Howard Lyons and his mildly crazed but brilliant
crew published 36 issues of Ibidem magazine. Those issues accumulated
quite a reputation as the best source for avant-garde card magic and
many other curious findings. In the intervening years copies of Ibidem
have been much sought after and high prices paid. Hermetic Press
recently reprinted the magazines into three hardbound books, so now
they're available again in their full glory.
The contributors to the magazines were vast and varried. They included
Ed Marlo, Stewart James, Howard Lyons, Norm Houghton, Mel Stover, The
Amazing Randi, Ken Beale, Tom Ransom, Francis Haxton, L. Vosburgh
Lyons, Peter Warlock, Martin Gardner, Faucett W. Ross, Bill Simon, Tom
Bowyer, Elmer Biddle, William Miesel, Alex Elmsley, Ravelli and Neal
The magic in these magazines isn't cutting-edge, knuckle-busting
flourish-mania, but instead sensible, clever card magic. Some contain
inspiring methods, others contain amazing plot twists, while others
just illustrate some insane mathematical principle that will mess with
The first issue is running low on stock, but we've
managed to acquire a few copies. So, if you'd like to obtain a complete
set of Ibidem, we suggest picking up your copy today.