Issue two of Gibecière continues the scholarly tradition begun in issue one with three exceptional articles.
The first article marks the beginning of Mitsunobu Matsuyama’s enlightening series of articles, “An Investigation into Magic in Japan after the Opening of the Country”.
Albrecht Heeffer contributes the next article, “Recreations Mathematiques: A Study of Its Authorship, Sources and Influence”. Here Dr. Heefer presents a new candidate for the authorship of the book as well as a detailed look at its place in the literature.
We round out these pieces with a biographical article by Mike Caveney on “Del Adelphia, The Cowboy Magician”, a previously forgotten, yet fascinating character in our history.
These articles cover a broad spectrum of wonderful topics, and it is with pleasure that we offer them to the fraternity.