THE SECRETS OF CONJURING AND MAGIC, OR HOW TO BECOME A WIZARD. Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin.
THE SECRETS OF CONJURING AND MAGIC, OR HOW TO BECOME A WIZARD
THE SECRETS OF CONJURING AND MAGIC, OR HOW TO BECOME A WIZARD
THE SECRETS OF CONJURING AND MAGIC, OR HOW TO BECOME A WIZARD

THE SECRETS OF CONJURING AND MAGIC, OR HOW TO BECOME A WIZARD

London: George Routledge and Sons, [1877]. First English Edition. Octavo, 373 pages, [6] ads; G; bound in publisher's black and gilt stamped red cloth; spine cocked; ex-library; rear gutter loosening; first signature partially detached; mild age-toning to pages; shelved case 13.

9-1-1319389

Shelved Dupont Bookstore

Price: $400

NOTES

Originally published in French in 1868, this book is devoted primarily to coin and card tricks, but Robert-Houdin also describes many other magical tricks and includes a history of conjuring. Louis Hoffmann's English translation, together with his own guide to magic published in 1876, caused controversy for revealing the secrets of stage magicians in such unprecedented detail.;