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Mahatma Standard Edition Set- Kaufman & Greenberg

Mahatma Standard Edition Set- Kaufman & Greenberg

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Mahatma was a monthly magic periodical founded by George Little, which was published March 1895 – February 1906 (issue 104). According to Alfredson and Daily, it was “the first English language magical serial of any substance”. With the September 1902 issue, it became the official magazine of the Society of American Magicians.[1] Mahatma was printed in the back of New York City’s Martinka’s magic shop.

The first issue of Mahatma was published in March 1895. There was a gap in publication of 28 months between issues 8 and 9 of volume 1. During this time, the publishers put out 2 other magazines that followed the numbering of Mahatma: Vaudeville and Artist Era. Vaudeville claimed to be a continuation of Mahatma with a change in name and format, and ran for two issues (Volume 1 Numbers 9 & 10). Only two issues of Artist Era are known to exist (Volume 1 Numbers 11 & 13). When it continued publication of volume 1, Mahatma ignored the numbering of Vaudeville and Artist Era and continued with volume 1 number 9.

in 1902, Mahatma began publishing the meeting notes of the Society of American Magicians. It became the society’s official magazine starting with the September 1902 issue.

A complete set comprises nine volumes, all containing 12 issues except for volume 9, which contains only 8. Vaudeville and Artist Era are sometimes considered necessary to complete a collection.

Contents:

Mahatma – Index – 38 pages
The History of Mahatma – Richard Kaufman, July 1994
Mahatma Index – Stephen Hobbs
Index of Effects
Mahatma Contributors
Mahatma – Volume I – 12 Issues – March 1895 to June 1898 – 184 pages – including:
The Vaudeville (Lawrence & Little) – Volume I, Number IX – November 1895
The Vaudeville (Lawrence & Little) – Volume I, Number X – November 23, 1895
Artist Era (Little & Clivette) – Volume I, Number II – February 4, 1896
Artist Era (Little & Clivette) – February 26, 1896
Mahatma – Volume II – 12 Issues – July 1898 to June 1899 – 136 pages
Mahatma – Volume III – 12 Issues – July 1899 to June 1900 – 126 pages
Mahatma – Volume IV – 12 Issues – July 1900 to June 1901 – 108 pages
Mahatma – Volume V – 12 Issues – July 1901 to June 1902 – 121 pages
Mahatma – Volume VI – 12 Issues – July 1902 to June 1903 – 166 pages
Mahatma – Volume VII – 12 Issues – July 1903 to June 1904 – 144 pages
Mahatma – Volume VIII – 12 Issues – July 1904 to June 1905 – 145 pages
Mahatma – Volume IX – 8 Issues – July 1905 to February 1906 – 97 pages

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