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H. J. Burlingame

Hardin Jasper Burlingame (1852–1915) was an American magician and magic historian.[1]

Burlingame had taken lessons from the magician David Bamberg. He later used the stage name "Jasper Bamberg" when he performed in Chicago.[2]

Burlingame is most well known for his book Hermann the Magician (1897), a biography of the magician Alexander Herrmann.[3]

He also wrote a biography of Baron Hartwig Seeman, a noted Swedish magician.[4]



  1. ^ Millstein, Denise Tischler. (2010). Victorian Secrecy: Economies of Knowledge and Concealment. Routledge. p. 166. ISBN 978-0754668886
  2. ^ Christopher, Milbourne. (1990 edition, originally published in 1962). Magic: A Picture History. Dover Publications. p. 179. ISBN 0-486-26373-8
  3. ^ Claflin, Edward; Sheridan, Jeff. (1977). Street Magic: An Illustrated History of Wandering Magicians and Their Conjuring Arts. Dolphin Books. p. 147. ISBN 978-0385128643
  4. ^ Siegel, Lee. (1991). Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India. University of Chicago Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-0226756875