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The unmasking of robert houdin by houdini, harry and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Houdinis personal copy of his book with annotated pages written in his hand. Houdini and the unmasking of roberthoudin p library. Written by french master magician robert houdin, and translated by joseph foster, this book is truly a twoedged sword. Ships from our warehouse allow 12 days for dispatch. The unmasking of roberthoudin published 110 years ago houdinis personal copy of his book with annotated pages written in his hand. For the firsttime since houdini himself made these unseen additions and changes, this book has been published by david haversats 1878 press co.

Gervais, near blois, french magician who is considered to be the father of modern conjuring. Posts about roberthoudin written by conjuring books. The unmasking of robert houdin published 110 years ago houdinis personal copy of his book with annotated pages written in his hand. Pages from unmasking of roberthoudin by houdini by. Robert houdin was a famous magician who harry houdini read about. This book is in such fine print it is almost impossible to read without a magnifying glass.

The unmasking of roberthoudin by harry houdini goodreads. My interest in conjuring and magic and my enthusiasm for robert houdin came into existence simultaneously. The unmasking of roberthoudin harry houdini first edition. This book has been published by david haversats 1878 press co. Pamphlet of roberthoudins thoughts on the things he was famous for his interest in, including automatons and clocks. In 1908, houdini published the unmasking of robert houdin, an attack upon his former hero and, on a nobler level, a sweeping history of magic. This book set is sure to please everyone from the collector, historian, performer and enthusiast. This heritage edition is a precise reprint of the muchlauded 1891 english translation of this seminal text. It is located in the loiretcher departement in the loire valley, in france, in the center of the city of blois. A thorough treatise on protection from cheating card. Houdin s last name at his birth in 1806 was robert. Houdinis death was the result of a ruptured appendix. The unmasking of roberthoudin magicpedia genii magazine.

Top american libraries canadian libraries universal library community texts project gutenberg biodiversity heritage library childrens library. A point by point repudiation of harry houdinis accusations against jean roberthoudin, as published in his 1908 the unmasking of roberthoudin. In 1908, houdini published the unmasking of roberthoudin, an attack upon his former hero and, on a nobler level, a sweeping history of magic. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of houdini, illustrated throughout. Pages from unmasking of robert houdin by houdini, author. Here is a replication of houdinis personal copy of his book with. The secrets of stage conjuring by roberthoudin, and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The unmasking of roberthoudin by houdini, harry and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Limited to 12 copies, advertised as one of the most lavish magic books ever created.

He tries to show that most tricks roberthoudin claimed as his invention were in fact not his invention and that roberthoudin was not this great magician he usually is thought he was. Magic of robert houdin, the by christian fechner quality. The unmasking of roberthoudin and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. The unmasking of robert houdin deluxe by harry houdini book.

Home books the unmasking of robert houdin by houdini. Recollections of robert houdin, clockmaker, electrician, conjuror. This is without a doubt the greatest production of a single bowl of water ever performed, the chapter begins. The unmasking of robert houdin kindle edition by houdini, harry. He tries to show that most tricks roberthoudin claimed as his invention were infact not his.

What a terrible thing to do to a book and to customers. His life and works are also cited in robertson davies s deptford trilogy, notably in the trilogys third novel, world of wonders, which takes place on the set of a movie about robert houdin. He tries to show that most tricks roberthoudin claimed as his invention were infact not his invention and that roberthoudin was not this great magician he usually is thought he was. His library, like the mcmanusyoung collection led from early witch mania and inquisition through modern spiritualism and the evolution of magic as a. French born magician roberthoudin is widely considered to be the father of modern magic. Yet, the unmasking of robert houdin, of which houdini was proud to be the author if not in all senses the writer, was also a compelling history of magic. Unmasking of roberthoudin book stevens magic emporium. Roberthoudin, jeaneugene, 18051871, magicians, magic tricks publisher new york. In 1856 he was asked by louisnapoleon to pacify the tribes in frenchalgeria. Robert houdin, jeaneugene, 18051871, magicians, magic tricks publisher new york.

Mar 30, 2011 todd karr and the miracle factory have announced the essential roberthoudin elegance edition. By jean eugene roberthoudin published 1881 the unmasking of roberthoudin by harry houdini. He transformed magic from a pastime for the lower classes, seen at fairs, to an entertainment for the wealthy, which he offered in a theatre opened in paris, a legacy preserved by the tradition of modern magicians. Cover and first page detached and effected by some foxing, generally fragile, else good.

Buy the unmasking of robert houdin by houdini, harry, kellingley, philip isbn. Also included is a large tippedin reproduction houdin family tree foldout. Jean eugene roberthoudin, the father of modern magic who. Here is a replication of houdinis personal copy of his book with annotated pages written in his hand. This book is the natural result of the moulding, dominating influence which the spirit and writings of robert houdin have exerted over my professional career. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. The unmasking of roberthoudin kindle edition by houdini. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the unmasking of roberthoudin. The unmasking of robert houdin deluxe by harry houdini book zoom our price. The project gutenberg ebook of the unmasking of roberthoudin. Accept all logical and grammatically correct answers. And handcuff secrets 110 pages, profusely illustratrd with a total of 443 pages.

His mothers maiden name was marie catherine guillon. The unmasking of robert houdin by houdini magic collectibles. The unmasking of robert houdin by harry houdini, first edition. The unmasking of robert houdin deluxe by harry houdini. The incredible robert houdin blooming orange tree by paul lembo. Roberthoudin 18051871 revolutionized the art of magic with his incredible stage mysteries and lifelike automata, and he thankfully left a number of books recording his philosophy and. Pages from unmasking of roberthoudin by houdini issuu. Houdini is shown here with a book best known as an attack upon his former hero jeaneugene roberthoudin. Jean eugene roberthoudin, born into a family of watchmakers in blois, france, was primarily a conjurer and practical joker and this clock is no exception as it is roberthoudins fourth series of mystery clocks representing his continued improvement of mysterious. R obert houdin was born in blois, france, december 6th, 1805. First edition of this work by houdini regarding his onetime idol. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Roberthoudin 18051871 revolutionized the art of magic with his incredible stage mysteries and lifelike automata, and he thankfully left a number of books recording his philosophy and techniques.

Robert houdin abebooks abebooks shop for books, art. His real name was jeaneugene robert, and his father was prosper robert, a watchmaker in moderate circumstances. Discover book depositorys huge selection of robert houdin books online. During this period the french army commanders maintained order in the newly occupied region. Fittingly, jean eugene robert houdin, a 19thcentury french magician and clockmaker, is widely hailed as the inventor of the mystery clock, but even his name is something of an enigma. Mar 29, 2016 jean eugene roberthoudin was a french magician who lived during the 19th century. Binding just beginning to crack in the front of book but other wise solid. Recollections of roberthoudin, clockmaker, electrician, conjuror.

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As a revenge harry houdini wrote the unmasking of robert houdin, in which houdini tries to push robert houdin from his pedestal. Jeaneugene roberthoudin, original name jeaneugene robert, born dec. Buy the unmasking of roberthoudin by houdini, harry, kellingley, philip isbn. The unmasking of robert houdin by harry houdini, used. Even after having been supplemented by the ultimate okito and the ultimate okito addendum, this book the start of the albo brick still is the definitive source for the performing magician. I personally favor hugards opinion, but you can now find out for yourself and get both books for a few bucks.

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