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laurie1712
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I'm looking for information, whether it be books, posters or playbills, on the career of Philip Jonas who performed predominately in London and Bristol c1760-80.

Although spending much time in England he was possibly Italian, or more likely German, by birth. He specialised in cards by all accounts and in the limited texts that I have found appears to be frequently mentioned alongside the likes of Breslaw, Pinetti and Comus.

If anyone can recommend source material that might be available, especially books, which detail his movements and career, I would be very grateful.

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Laurie Jonas
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He is referenced in Frost's "Lives of the Conjurers"

Edwin Dawes also writes about him in Volume 90 of "The Magic Circular" published in 1996
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Many thanks for the leads, I'll certainly check them out.

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LJ
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Philip Jonas is referenced in the following:
The Illustrated History of Magic: http://books.google.com/books?id=gsvLtLF......&f=false

Modern Enchantments: The Cultural Power of Secular Magic: http://books.google.com/books?id=2eEK-55......Q6AEwAw#

There may be more information on your ancestor in the bibliography of the above titles.
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Hi, I have come across both of these titles in my research but many thanks for taking the time to let me know - much appreciated

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I have a lot of information about Philip Jonas and his time in Sweden, the theatres he performed at and the kind of tricks he did. There a really interesting facts about him in newspapers from the late 1800.s. If anyone is still interested, trying to pick up this tread again, I will give you more information. Anyone who knows the year of his birth - death?
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