|dc.description||The Ibidem quarterly was edited, financed, published and sold by P. Howard Lyons of Toronto, Ontario. It sold for 50 cents a copy although no.36 cost 5 dollars. Ibidem ran from June 1955 until 1979 for 36 issues. The publishing schedule was not consistent and there was a ten year lapse between issue 34/35 and issue 36. There were only 50 copies of the first few issues and each cover was silk-screened by Howard’s wife, Pat Patterson Lyons. Most of these covers bore the name “Patterson”. The emphasis of the magazine was on card magic although there were articles on puzzles and recreational mathematics.
Articles were written by Stewart James, The Amazing Randi, Norman Houghton, P.H. Lyons, Mel Stover, Tom Bowyer, Ken Beale, Tom Ransom, Francis Haxton, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Peter Warlock, Martin Gardner, Paul J. Curry, Faucett W. Ross, Bruce Posgate, Ed Marlo, Bill Simon, Bill Elliot, Don Tanner, Elmer Biddle, William Miesel, John Howie, Alex Elmsley, Alexander F. Kraus, Jack Avis, Arthur Hastings, Ron Edwards, , Ric Schonblom, Thomas S. Harris, Gerald Kosky, Ronald Wohl (Ravelli), Gene Gordon, Arthur Hastings, Allan Slaight, Walt Rollins, Bruce Cervon and Neal Elias among others.
Philip Howard Lyons (1928-1987) was a Canadian accountant who worked for Deloitte, Haskins and Sells. His passions were jazz, science fiction and magic. He published Ibidem and held Ibidem conventions annually in Niagara-on-the-Lake. He also co-wrote a book with Allan Slaight entitled The First Fifty Years. This was a biography of Stewart James one of magic's most prolific inventors.||en_US