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The Magic Hat / Bonnet de Magicien / Bonnete de Magico
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There is mention of a 'Bonnet de Magicien' design, but no illustration, in 'Bulletin de la Societe de Protection des Apprentis' published in Paris in 1891. Information from Michel Grand.



Diagrams for a 'Bonnet de Magicien' design appear in 'Le Travail Manuel a L'ecole Primaire' by Jully & Rocheron, which was published by Librairie Classique Eugene Belin in Paris in 1892. Information from Michel Grand.


The design also appears:


Under the same name in 'Geometrie, Dessin et Travaux Manuels - Cours Moyen', produced under the direction of M E. Cazes, which was published by Librairie Ch. Delagrave in Paris in 1895.. Information from Michel Grand. In this case the design is also turned into a 'Bonnet de Police' by turning the top point downwards.



As 'Bonnete de Magico' in 'La Ensenanza del Trabajo Manuel' by Pedro de Alcántara García and Teodosio Leal y Quiroga, which was published in Madrid in 1903.



As 'le bonnet d'eveque et le gobelet' (Bishop's Hat and Cup) in 'Occupons nos doigts' by Raymond Richard which was published by Les Editions du Cep Beaujolais in Villefranche-sur-Rhone in 1951.



As 'Spitzhut' in 'Wir Falten' by Joachim Schönherr and Gerta Schumann, which was published by Rudolf Arnold Verlag in Leipzig in 1961. This version is made from a square.



In more modern times the design was published as 'Cornet' in the OUSA 2001 Convention Book and attributed to the Czech paperfolder Milada Blahova.



The design was then subsequently published, under the same title, and with the same attribution, in the Workman Calendars' 2014 Origami Page-a-Day Calendar edited by Margaret van Sicklen.