Titel: ROBERT-HOUDIN - THE GREAT WIZARD
Verlag: Carl W. Jones: publisher of Magic, Minneapolis
Zustand: Very Good +
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good
Auflage: First Edition.
C. 1945. (Title page date 1944). Hardcover. Red cloth with black decoration on front cover, red-on-black spine lettering. 457 pages plus one page of ads. "Celebrated French Conjurer, Author, and Ambassador. Translated from the French by Dr. R. Shelton Mackenzie. The Original French Illustrations. Frontispiece portait of Houdini. B/w illustrations. "Appreciation," by C. W. J., dated 1944. Illustrated endpapers. But for slight discoloration to small areas of endpapers, and touch of soil to top edge, and a trace of wear, a fine copy. (E. e., very good plus.) In original illustrated dustjacket, slightly worn, slightly chipped, with a small stain on rear panel. Front flap proclaims: "The Amazing Life Story of the World's Greatest Magician." And "Now for the first time in more than half a century, Robert-Houdini's Memoirs are offered for sale. Only a few hundred copies of the first edition remain in the hands of collectors. In this newly published edition are printed for the first time in an English translation the original French illustrations of the master and the suppressed seventeenth chapter." (One cannot help but wonder how an illustration can be translated, but.). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005611
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