[ 'Houdini'; Card -Sharpers; book ] The Sharper Detected and Exposed

Robert Houdin , "Houdini"
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1863.

xii.268pp., 8vo, re-backed, portions of the original backstrip (the words "The Sharper Detected and Exposed.| Houdin") preserved, original boards, corners bumped, some fading in parts, sl. creasing, contents with occasional stain, mainly good condition. Scarce.

Around 130 items of ephemera relating to Harry Houdini, including a recording of his wife's last seance for him in 1936, 41 magazine articles, photographs, postcards, catalogues, cuttings, facsimiles.

[Harry Houdini (1874-1926), magician and escapologist]
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Items dating from between 1909 and 1997.

A fascinating archive, reflecting Houdini's immense iconic status. The collection is in good condition, with only a few items showing signs of aging, such as a handful of magazines with loose covers or other pages. Apart from two items (described first below) the collection is divided into two parts, A and B: Part A comprises general Houdini ephemera, and Part B magazines featuring Houdini, 1909-1997.

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