The Magic of Robert Houdin: an Artist’s life by Christian Fechner
First Edition 2002...Out of Print!
One of the most elegant magic books ever produced, Christian Fechner explores the incredible world of Robert-Houdin, the legendary master of magic. Fechner has uncovered the story behind the scenes of Robert-Houdin’s life, magic, and writings and illustrated his discoveries with hundreds of rare photos, playbills, and other treasures.
This extraordinary work is bound in rich Dutch cloth with gilded stamping, glossy covers, archival slipcase, and a ribbon bookmark bound into each copy, and includes a large tipped-in reproduction Robert-Houdin print and fold-out family tree.
Includes the book Prospectus, a glossy folder, a collectors' piece itself! Has sold for as much as $500-$600.