Magic of Robert Houdin, The by Christian Fechner

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Publisher: Editions F.C.F
Location: Boulogne, France
Date: 2002
Pages: 863, Vol 1: 422, Vol 2: 441
Layout: 9"x11", hardbound
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Description

In what is arguably the most beautiful and elegant magic book produced, Christian Fechner explores the amazing life and times of Robert Houdin – the French master magician and scientist.

Christian Fechner has researched this fascinating magician and in doing so provides us with behind the scenes peeks into his life, and his magic. Included are Robert’s writings and illustrations, along with 1200 rare photos, playbills and other fascinating bits of information. The book features 60 full-color beautiful pages (a scan of which you will see below).

The books are bound in Dutch cloth with gilded stamping; glossy covers, and features an archival slipcase, along with a ribbon bookmark included in every copy. Also included is a large tipped-in reproduction Houdin family tree foldout.

This book set is sure to please everyone from the collector, historian, performer and enthusiast.

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