This is a full unabridged reprint of Houdini's own history of magic. It looks at magic through the ages and, rather unfairly, deconstructs the idea of Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin as a great originator. Controversial at the time, and now, it was nonetheless a brilliant work of magic history for the time. Superbly illustrated with items from Houdini's extensive collection.
The edition is a facsimile of Houdini's own copy, complete with his own annotations.
N. B. These are in stock with us now, not "special order".
Year: 2018 (of 1909 edition)
Publisher: 1878 Press
Dimensions: 20 X 14cm