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ibidem – Vol. 1 by P. Howard Lyons

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Details: Ibidem magazine. It ran from 1955 to 1979, during which time its editor P. Howard Lyons produced 36 issues. And those issues accumulated quite a reputation. For its long unperiodic existence Ibidem became recognized as the best source for avant-garde card magic and diverse curious pursuits of Lyons and his diabolically inventive crew. In the intervening years, copies of Ibidem have been much sought after and high prices paid. All 36 issues plus related unpublished material will be gathered into three large volumes, retypeset in a fashion that retains the quirky style of the original magazines while making the text easier to read. As important as the text are the many witty illustrations and covers done by respected professional artist Pat Lyons (Howard’s talented wife). For these books, Pat Lyons has redrawn all her artwork, being faithful to the originals while enhancing them for the superior reproduction techniques used for these volumes — and all her hand-screened covers are carefully reproduced as color plates.

Volume 1 was published by Kaufman & Greenberg in 1993. Hermetic Press, Inc., in collaboration with Jogestja, Ltd., have assumed all remaining copies of this volume, and has completed the project.

Volume 1 contains the first sixteen issues of Ibidem, plus additional rare material related to the history and publication of this landmark journal. There are massive contributions by Ed Marlo and Stewart James. Other contributors include 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 Elias.

Contents:

Ibidem 1, June 1955
P. Howard Lyons

02 – Editor’s Comments
03 – Parlay: A Card Avenue (Stewart James)
04 – A Record Prediction (Randall Zwinge/The Amazing Randi)
07 – Color Blind (Norman Houghton)
09 – Cheating at Cheating No. 1
09 – Middle Deal (P.H. Lyons)
09 – No Switch Switch (P.H. Lyons)
10 – Double Dealing Second Deal (P.H. Lyons)
10 – T-E-L-E-M-A-T-H-Y (Mel Stover)
12 – Puzzle: Herman the Hobo (Mel Stover)
12 – Infallible Coincidence (P.H. Lyons)
13 – Infallible Force (P.H. Lyons)

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Ibidem 2, August 1955
P. Howard Lyons

16 – Editor’s Comments
17 – M. C. Bit (P.H. Lyons)
18 – Atlantic Avenue (Stewart James)
19 – Maybe Make Three (Tom Bowyer)
20 – Puzzle Solution: Herman the Hobo (Mel Stover)
21 – Half A Headache (Ken Beale)
23 – Betcha (Mel Stover)
23 – Filler on Impression Pads (Randall Zwinge/The Amazing Randi)
24 – Double Up (P.H. Lyons)
25 – Deliver The Billets (Randall Zwinge/The Amazing Randi)
26 – Songs of Tom Leher
28 – Puzzle: Lewis Carroll (Mel Stover)
28 – A Letter, Strictly (Sic)
29 – Some Miraculous Manifestation of Dr. Dahesh
31 – Mentalism Tip (Randall Zwinge/The Amazing Randi)

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Ibidem 3, August 1955
P. Howard Lyons

34 – Editor’s Comments
35 – The Open Prediction
36 – No. 1 (Stewart James)
37 – No. 2 (Stewart James)
37 – No. 3 (Stewart James)
38 – No. 4 (Stewart James)
38 – No. 5 (Stewart James)
38 – No. 6 (Stewart James)
38 – No. 7 (Stewart James)
39 – No. 8 (Stewart James)
39 – No. 9 (Stewart James)
39 – No. 10 (Stewart James)
39 – No. 11 (Stewart James)
40 – No. 12 (Stewart James)
40 – No. 13 (Stewart James)
41 – No. 14 (Stewart James)
41 – No. 15 (Stewart James)
41 – No. 16 (Stewart James)
42 – No. 17 (Stewart James)
42 – No. 18 (Stewart James)
43 – No. 19 (Stewart James)
43 – No. 20 (Stewart James)
43 – No. 21 (Stewart James)
43 – No. 22 (Stewart James)
43 – No. 23 (Stewart James)
44 – No. 24 (Stewart James)
45 – No. 25 (Stewart James)
45 – The Lyons Share
45 – No. 26 (P.H. Lyons)
46 – No. 27 (P.H. Lyons)
46 – No. 28 (P.H. Lyons)
46 – No. 29 (P.H. Lyons)
46 – No. 30 (P.H. Lyons)
46 – No. 31 (P.H. Lyons)
46 – No. 32 (P.H. Lyons)
47 – No. 33 (P.H. Lyons)
47 – No. 34 (P.H. Lyons)
47 – No. 35 (P.H. Lyons)
47 – No. 36 (P.H. Lyons)

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Ibidem 4, November 1955
P. Howard Lyons

50 – Editor’s Comments
52 – The Mathematricker (Stewart James)
53 – Divination of Two Mentally Chosen Cards (Brown/Lyons/Ransom/Houghton)
54 – Addition and Teaser (Stewart James)
54 – Puzzles: The Huckster, Color Poker (Tom Ransom)
55 – Trick Brain Tumors
56 – Break Even (P.H. Lyons)
57 – Some Amazing Mazes (Peirce/Lyons)
59 – Trick Brain Tumors
60 – The Torn Off-Center (Randall Zwinge/The Amazing Randi)
61 – The Marlo-Curry Prediction (Francis Haxton)
61 – More Approaches to The Open Prediction
61 – No. 37 (P.H. Lyons)
62 – No. 38 (P.H. Lyons)
62 – No. 39 (P.H. Lyons)
62 – No. 40 (P.H. Lyons)
62 – No. 41 (P.H. Lyons)
63 – Trick Brain Tumors
63 – Dirty Deal (P.H. Lyons)
64 – Cheating at Cheating No. 2
64 – Prak-Tekel Hand Control (P.H. Lyons)
65 – No Switch Switch No. 2 (Ken Beale)

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Ibidem 5, April 1956
P. Howard Lyons

80 – Editor’s Comments
81 – Puzzle Solution: Lewis Carroll (Mel Stover)
82 – So Nero (Stewart James)
83 – Brown Study (Tom Ramsom)
84 – Okosa (Mel Stover)
85 – Trick Brain Tumors
86 – Out of This Mind (P.H. Lyons)
87 – Puzzle: Shear Madness (Tom Ramsom)
88 – Setting Up Exercise (Ken Beale)
89 – Trick Brain Tumors
90 – Mentrick (L. Vosburgh Lyons)
91 – Trick Brain Tumors
92 – Cheating at Cheating No. 3
93 – Pseudo Seconds (Ken Beale)
94 – Trick Brain Tumors
94 – The Negative Miracle (P.H. Lyons)
95 – HiLo (Norm Houghton)
96 – Stranger of Another Color (Norm Houghton)

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Ibidem 6, July 1956
P. Howard Lyons

100 – Editor’s Comments
101 – Warlock’s Way (Peter Warlock)
102 – Puzzle: Sugar Lumps (Mel Stover)
102 – Two Cues (Mel Stover)
103 – Ambiguous Cards (P.H. Lyons)
103 – The “One Two Three” Trick (Martin Gardner)
104 – In His Cups (Paul J. Curry)
106 – Background on The Dee Vee Manuscript (Faucett W. Ross)
107 – Follow The Leader (Tom Bowyer)
108 – Blood is Thicker Than Oil (P.H. Lyons)
109 – Principles Only! (Martin Gardner)
110 – Puzzle: Cubes (Stover, Ransom, Houghton)
110 – Redundant (Tom Ransom)
111 – Puzzle Solution: Shear Madness (Tom Ransom)
111 – New Keys (The Great Randi)
112 – Ribbon-Spread Cards Suspension (Bruce Posgate)
115 – Cheating at Cheating No. 4
116 – Blindfold Stud (Ken Beale)

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Ibidem 7, September 1956
P. Howard Lyons

118 – Editor’s Comments
119 – Tom Ransom Letter
119 – Puzzle Solution: Sugar Lumps (Mel Stover)
120 – Time Machine (Ed Marlo)
123 – Trick Brain Tumors
124 – Heavenly Sevens (L. Vosburgh Lyons)
127 – One Way the Hard Way (Faucett W. Ross)
128 – Movable Marker (Norman Houghton)
129 – Flexa-Tube Puzzle (Martin Gardner)
129 – Puzzle: Smith’s Dilemna (Martin Gardner)
130 – Simon-Chanted Evening (Bill Simon)
131 – Puzzle Solutions: Cubes (Stover and Ransom)
132 – TNUOC (Bill Elliot)
132 – OGNIB (Mel Stover)
133 – Money Maker (P.H. Lyons)
134 – Wildroot (P.H. Lyons)
136 – Take Nine (Ken Beale)
138 – Suggestion Box (Norman Houghton)

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Ibidem 8, December 1956
P. Howard Lyons

140 – Editor’s Comments
140 – An Ed Marlo Bibliography
141 – Separating Aces, 4th Method (Ed Marlo)
142 – Repeat Transposition, Five Methods (Ed Marlo)
145 – The Torn Joker (Ed Marlo)
146 – Puzzle: Twin Matchng (Mel Stover)
146 – On The Memorized Deck (Ed Marlo)
147 – A Miracle With Cards (Ed Marlo)
149 – Puzzle Solution: Cubes (Houghton)
149 – New Oil and Water Routine (Ed Marlo)
150 – Oil and Water Climax (Ed Marlo)
152 – All One Way (Ed Marlo)
154 – Cased-In Shuffle (Ed Marlo)
155 – Solutions To A Problem, Five Methods (Ed Marlo)
158 – Notes On The Turnabout Pass (Ed Marlo)
159 – Stanyon Advertisement
159 – Mexican Solitaire (Ed Marlo)
160 – Progressive Poker
161 – Royal Flush Control
161 – Trick Brain Tumors

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Ibidem 9, March 1957
P. Howard Lyons

164 – Editor’s Comments
165 – Royal Box (Don Tanner)
166 – A Clean Book Test (The Amazing Randi)
167 – Trick Brain Tumors
168 – Three More (Francis Haxton)
170 – Resurrection Dept.
170 – One-Man Impossibility (Tom Bowyer)
170 – “Sucker” Effect
171 – Final 3 Cardmanship (P.H. Lyons)
171 – Trick Brain Tumors
172 – Three Up (P.H. Lyons)
173 – Trick Brain Tumors
174 – Flexa-Tube Solution (Tom Ransom)
175 – Latest Oil and Water (Ed Marlo)
177 – 2 with 6 (P.H. Lyons)
178 – Poor Mixers (Norman Houghton)
180 – Trick Brain Tumors
180 – Puzzle Solution: Twin Matching (Mel Stover)
180 – Clown Version (P.H. Lyons)
181 – Trick Brain Tumors
181 – Slipduc (P.H. Lyons)
182 – Trick Brain Tumors
182 – Mixmaster (Tom Ransom)
183 – Miracle Transposition (Ed Marlo)
184 – Department Dept.

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Ibidem 10, June 1957
P. Howard Lyons

186 – Editor’s Comments
187 – Stover’s Unanswerable Propositions
187 – Red Black Locations (Ed Marlo)
189 – Puzzle for Marks (P.H. Lyons)
190 – Athelete’s Fool (P.H. Lyons)
191 – Trick Brain Tumors
192 – Principles Only
192 – Looped! (Martin Gardner)
192 – Biddle Diddle (Elmer Biddle)
193 – Elmer’s Spell (Elmer Biddle)
193 – Here There & Everywhere (P.H. Lyons)
194 – Trick Brain Tumors
195 – Ambitious Ten (William Miesel)
196 – Trick Brain Tumors
196 – Double Buckle Vanish (Ed Marlo)
197 – Trick Brain Tumors
198 – No Latin Needed (John Howie)
199 – The Compleat Angler (Norman Houghton)
200 – Skipping Elevator (Ed Marlo)

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Ibidem 11, September 1957
P. Howard Lyons

204 – Editor’s Comments
205 – Bubble Spectacle (Norman Houghton)
206 – Jumping Jehosophat (P.H. Lyons)
208 – Shears (Norman Houghton)
209 – Puzzle: Bananastand (Mel Stover)
209 – PSI Stebbins: Three Methods (P.H. Lyons)
210 – High in Denmark (P.H. Lyons)
211 – A Puzzle From The Future! (Tom Ransom)
211 – 3 Mental Effects (Ed Marlo)
211 – New Tail of the Q
213 – Telephone Test
214 – Mental and Physical
215 – Telephone Extension (P.H. Lyons)
216 – Piano Music (Tom Ransom)
217 – A Letter from Alex (Alex Elmsley)
218 – Through Darkest Peirce (Alex Elmsley)
221 – Late Night Location (Alex Elmsley)
221 – Choosey (Alex Elmsley)
222 – Work in Progress (Alex Elmsley)
222 – 3³ Up (William Miesel)
223 – Trick Brain Tumors

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Ibidem 12, December 1957
P. Howard Lyons

226 – Editor’s Comment’s
227 – Puzzle: Magical Principles
227 – Hummer-Marlo (Ed Marlo)
229 – Puzzle Solution: Bananastand (Mel Stover)
229 – The Backward Faro (Ed Marlo)
230 – Jack Avis Tip for “Shears”
230 – The Faro Calculator (Ed Marlo)
231 – Puzzle Solution: Puzzle From The Future! (Tom Ransom)
232 – Sum Total (Alexander F. Kraus)
232 – Stripper Trick (Norman Houghton)
233 – OWOOOooo-o-o-o! (Norman Houghton)
235 – 1002nd Aces (Alex Elmsley)
236 – Somerset (P.H. Lyons)
237 – A Short Brownwave (Jack Avis)
238 – A Simple Brownwave (Jack Avis)
238 – Delayed Brownwave (Jack Avis)
239 – Aces, Red & Black (Arthur Hastings)
240 – CUBEB (L. Vosburgh Lyons)
242 – Department Page

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Ibidem 13, March 1958
P. Howard Lyons

244 – Editor’s Comments
245 – Stough
246 – Auto Prediction (Alex Elmsley)
247 – 7-16 (Alex Elmsley)
248 – Puzzle: Fist Through Cigarette Paper (Tom Ransom)
248 – Peirce Arrow (Alex Elmsley)
248 – Tip from Ravelli
249 – Two Puzzles (Martin Gardner)
250 – Mental Disclosure: Two Methods (Ed Marlo)
251 – Sibling (Tom Ransom)
252 – MelMath (Mel Stover)
253 – No Two Ways (Ron Edwards)
254 – Nic’s Trick
255 – Sum Total (Alexander F. Kraus)
258 – Sum More
259 – Two Little Houghtons (Norm Houghton)
259 – The Shower of Aces
260 – Honest Weight
260 – Hollow Mockery (Norman Houghton)

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Ibidem 14, September 1958
P. Howard Lyons

262 – Editor’s Comments
263 – Australian Poker (Tom Ransom)
264 – Thoughts on Piano: Three Methods (Ed Marlo)
266 – When You Can’t Face It (Ric Schonblom)
267 – Tips from Ravelli
268 – In the Mind (Thomas M. Harris)
269 – No Two Ways (Second Way) (Norman Houghton)
270 – A Blue Prediction (Gerald Kosky)
271 – Trick Brain Tumors
271 – For He’s a Jolly Good Follow (P.H. Lyons)
272 – Reverse Stud (P.H. Lyons)
273 – A Letter to Faucett (Tom Bowyer)
274 – Auto Discovery (Alex Elmsley)
275 – Double Control (Alex Elmsley)
275 – Chance & Choice (Alex Elmsley)
276 – Mathematics & Mentalism (Alex Elmsley)
277 – “Why-Believe-Its” (P.H. Lyons)
277 – Switchy-Coo (Alex Elmsley)
278 – Trick Brain Tumors
278 – Whose World? (P. Domain)

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Ibidem 15, December 1958
P. Howard Lyons

282 – Editor’s Comments
282 – Quick 3-Way (Ed Marlo)
284 – In Lieu of the Hindoo Shuffle: Six Methods (Ed Marlo)
285 – Mini-Classic: Two Methods (Ed Marlo)
287 – A Sixy Effect (Ed Marlo)
288 – A Variation to a Sixy Effect (Ed Marlo)
288 – Buffalo’d (Ed Marlo)
289 – Jack and Ace Transposition (Ed Marlo)
290 – Puzzle Solution: Seven Cigarettes
291 – Oil & Water – Water & Oil – Oil & Water (Ed Marlo)
291 – 3 Jacks and 3 Tens
292 – Reds and Blues
295 – All Face-Up Oil and Water
296 – Add Note to P. M. (Ed Marlo)
296 – Progressive Miracle Variation
297 – To Tell The Truth

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Ibidem 16, March 1959
P. Howard Lyons

(300) Editor’s Comments
(301) Puzzle Solutions: Matches (Martin Gardner)
(302) 3 Card Monkey Business (Bill Elliot)
(305) Observation Test (Marlo, Elias, Fenn)
(308) Dream of a Dream (P.H. Lyons)
(309) Piano Mover (Martin Gardner)
(310) Mental Count (Neal Elias)
(311) Double Selection (Neal Elias)
(311) You Did It! (Tom Ransom)
(312) Puzzle: Big Casino (Tom Ransom)
(313) The 8 Card Wonder: Five Effects (Ed Marlo)
(316) From the Subliminal to the Ridiculous (Tom Ransom)
(316) Tip from Jack Stone on Prell Treatment
(317) Two Faces of Eve (Norman Houghton)
(318) Ring Off (P.H. Lyons)
(319) Down! (P.H. Lyons)

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  • Publisher: Kaufman and Greenberg, Hermetic Press
  • Pages: 319
  • Location: Washington DC, USA
  • Edited by: Tom Ransom, Matthew Field, Mark Phillips
  • Dimensions: 9″x11″
  • Date: 1993
  • Binding: hardbound

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1 review for ibidem – Vol. 1 by P. Howard Lyons

  1. George Guerra

    Another great publication

    I first became aware of this journal because it was often referenced with Ed Marlo’s material. As a dedicated Marlophile, I obviously didn’t hesitated when this series was released in this convenient hard cover format. I decided on the Deluxe Editions, thinking they could prove more collectible, but also because the slip covers and leather binding made these books lovely to look at. The first volume was published by Richard Kaufman with the subsequent volumes released by Hermetic Press. Great contents and interesting historical notes on the magical scene of the time abound. IBIDEM was originally published in the 50′, 60’s , and early 70’s, I believe.

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