Cagliostro's house in the Marais quarter, Paris, still stands—a memorial in stone of its former master. It is situated in the rue St. Claude at an angle of the boulevard Beaumarchais. It was originally the property of the Marquis d'Orvilliers, and was selected and furnished by Cardinal de Rohan as a residence for the Grand Cophta.

The sombre old mansion has had a peculiar history. Cag-liostro vacated it on the 13th of June, 1788, on the occasion of his exile from France. All duriug the great Revolution the house remained closed and intact. Eighteen years of undisturbed repose passed away. The dust settled thick upon the laboratories, upon the seance-rooms and saloons, spiders built their webs upon the gilded ceilings. Finally, in the Napoleonic year, 1805, the doors of the mansion were unfastened, and the furniture and rare curios belonging to the dead conjurer were auctioned off. An idle crowd of quid-nuncs gathered to witness the sale of the retorts, crucibles, elixirs, &c. : to pry about, and speculate upon the secret staircases that ran through the walls of the building. In 1855 their were some repairs made. The great salons were cut up into smaller apartments.

Cagliostro's House, Paris. See also plan at page 69 of this volume.

People pass and repass this ghost-house every day but not one in a thousand knows that the great enchanter once resided there, and held high court. L,ike a huge sphinx, it slumbers in the sunlight of the twentieth century, blissfully unconscious of the bustling world about it, and dreams old world dreams of love and beauty, of magic and mystery. If those dumb walls could but speak, what fascinating stories of superstition and folly they might unfold to our wondering ears ! Yes, in this ancient house, dating back to pre-Revolutionary Paris, to the old regime, the great necromancer known as Cagliostro lived, in the zenith of his fame, powerful as a noble, admired, nay, worshipped by princely dupes. In these golden years of his life, was he never haunted by disturbing visions of the dungeons of the Holy Inquisition, yawning to receive him? Ah, who can tell ! Thanks to the gossipy memoir-writers of the period, I am able to give a pen-portrait, composite if you will, of some of the scenes that were enacted in the antiquated mansion.

It is night. The lanterns swinging in the streets of old Paris glimmer fitfully. Silence broods over the city with shadowy wings. No sound is heard save the clank of the patrol on its rounds. The rue St. Claude, however, is all bustle and confusion.

To be continued.


Compiled with Notes by EUis Stanyon.

Ably assisted by Mr. Arthur Margery.

(Continued from page 85).

Cabinet of Arts. Automatoms, magnetic experiments, fireworks, card and other tricks. Magic mirrors, Chinese shadows, &c., &c. Paper, i6mo., 238pp.

A very old and interesting work. Title page an<l several other pages missing.

Cagliostro, Comte (Joseph Balsamo). His Defense. Paris, 1786. For further particulars and facsimile of the title page see Magic, Vol. 1., page 44.

-His Life, Traduite d'après l'original italien, imprimé à la chambre Apostolique ; enrichie de notes curieuses, et ornée de son portrait. Paris, 1791. For further particulars and facsimile of title page, see Magic, Vol. 1., p. 58.

Callahan. Easy method of Ventriloquism. Particulars and copy wanted.

Calculating Boys. "Strand Magazine," Vol. X., pp. 277280. Illustrated. September, 1895.

Contains photos of Lacy, Colburn, Bidder, etc.

Carlyle, Thomas. Count Cagliostro. In his critical and miscellaneous essays. Second edition. London, 1840. i2mo.

A more detailed account of Cagliostro's romantic career is to be found in the series of articles by William E. A. Axon, published in the Dublin University Magazine. Vols. LXXVIII. and LXXIX, 1871-2. In all about 85pp. September, October, November and December, 1871. ? 1872.

Carpenter, W. H. At an Algerian Aissaoua. New York. Current Literature, May, 1896. Vol. XIX., pp. 409411.

The Aissaoua are the Miracle-mongers of Algeria. For explanations of their tricks see " Robert Houndin's Memoirs."

Carus, Dr. Paul. The Old and the New Magic. Priestcraft, Cagliostry, Zolluer and Slade ; Magic Swing, Ghosts, Basket Trick, Rapping Tables, Spirit Slates, Sword Trick, &c. Chicago. Open court. Vol. XIV. Nos. 6 and 7., June and July, 1900 ; pp. 333-347, 422-436. Illustrated.

" Cassell's Book of Indoor Amusements." Card Games and Fireside Fun. London (N.D.) ? 1882. Cloth and gilt, 4to 224pp. Illustrated.

Containing Parlour Games, Arithmetical and Mechanical Puzzles, "Parlour Magic," etc.

" Cassell's Popular Recreator." A Key to Indoor and Outdoor Amusements. London (N.D.)?, 18731874. 8vo. Illustrated. Vol. I., 384pp. ; Vol. II., 384pp.

The above work contains 12 articles on Legerdemain, viz., Vol. I., pp. 25. 8r, 148, 241, 283, 358. Vol. II., pp. 55, 127, 145, 247, 312, 344. Written "by a professional," and amongst the tricks exposed are the Fish-bowls, Inexhaustible Bottle, Hat Trick, Magic Cauldron, etc., etc.

Cepak, Abel, Ce qu'on peut faire avec les œufs. Collection complète et variée des experiences faciles et amusantes pouvant être executées par tout le monde avec des œufs. Paris, 1889. i2tno. 163pp.

Chapeaugraphy, or 25 Heads under one Hat. London, 1895. Boards. Quarto. 65pp. Illustrated.

Chapeaugraphic Artist (A) ; or the way to make a hat make a man. " Royal Magazine," November, 1898. Vol. I., pp. 56-59. Illustrated.

Chinese Puzzle, The Fashionable. London. N.D. Boards, 28pp. 323 figures. Rare.

Christmas, H. The Cradle of the Twin Giants, Science, History, Automata, Astrology, Magic, Arithmetical Magic, Alchemy, etc. London, 1849. i2mo, 2 vols, in 1. 756pp.

Clarke, J. A. White Magic. " Encyclopaedia Britannica." London, 1875. Demy 4to. Vol. XV., pp. 207-212, Other editions in 81, 89, 94, 96, 98.

Classel and Faust. New and Startling Tricks. An Advanced treatise on Legerdemain. Loudon, 1890. Boards, 8vo. 50pp. Very rare. \

Clever Hindoo Tricks Exposed. " New York Sunday News," January 13, 1901.

Clulow, Geo. Peculiar Playing Cards. ' Strand Magazine," Vol. 5, pp. 77 83, January, 1893. Illustrated.

Coats, James, Ph.D., F A.S. How to Mesmerise. London, 1894. Boards, 120pp. Illustrated.

--How to Thought-Read. Companion to the above.


Cole, Lieut. Walter. Ventriloquiril Vagaries in Variety Stars. Pamphlet, 8vo. London (N.D.) about 1895, 40pp.

For the above article see pp. 22-27, which also contains his portrait.

Collier's Cyclopaedia. New York, 1882. Cloth, 4to. 758pp. Illustrated.

Contains articles on Lightning Calculators, Magic, Games, Knots and Splices, etc., etc.

Colquhoun, J. C., Esq. A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and Animal Magnetism. London, 1851. 2 vol.

Cloth, 8vo. 642pp. Scarce.

Concannon. A Spiritualistic fake exposed. Albany, New York. Telegram, December 16th, 1896.

----Has more trouble. E. C. Rise takes him bodily out of his cabinet. Worcester, Mass. Telegram. December, 22nd, 1896.

Confessions of a Medium. London, 1882. Cloth, 8vo. 232pp. Illustrated. Very scarce.

A rare collection of Anti-Spiritualistic Tricks for Conjurers.

Conjurers' Guide (The). A curious old pamphlet. Glasgow, 1850.

Conjurer's Guide (The). A New and Improved Hocus Pocus. London, 1808. Paper, 8vo, 36pp. Colored frontispiece.

Conjurer's Guide (The), or, only real fortune-teller. Being a new and well experienced fortune book. For the benefit of young men, maids, wives, and widows, etc. Glasgow (N.D.) 1850? Paper pamphlet, 121110. pp. 24. Chap-book. Illustrated cover.

* The signification of mole-!, etc., dreams and physiognomy are treated, but no mention of conjuring.

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