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Houdin, Robert

Published by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia (1859)

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About this Item: Porter & Coates, Philadelphia, 1859. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Fair condition only. Corners and spine extremities are worn. Spine lean. Hinges are split. Surface wear, staining to boards. Missing front flyleaf and half title; title page is the first page present. The last two blank pages are torn, mostly missing. Else the text block is complete. Pages are quite age-toned. ; 445 pages. Seller Inventory # 52526

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Robert Houdin

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About this Item: Porter & Coates, 1859. Condition: Good. "Alta Editino" 445 pp., original decorated green cloth (hardcover), spine and covers rubbed and lightly soiled, top edge age-toned, pages lightly darkened from age. A good reading copy. Seller Inventory # ZB1094175

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Mackenzie S (Ed)

Published by Henry T. Coates & Co (1859)

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About this Item: Henry T. Coates & Co, 1859. Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. 8vo, bound in green cloth covers with gilt lettering to the spine. Covers are marked, rubbed and scruffed. Binding is torn and the stitching is loose. Some pages are loose. .This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Seller Inventory # 4459151

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Houdin, Robert; Mackenzie, DSr. R. Shelton (transl.)

Published by HENRY T. COATES & CO 1902 ? 1859 REPRINT OF, PHILADELPHIA, PA (1902)

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About this Item: HENRY T. COATES & CO 1902 ? 1859 REPRINT OF, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1902. HARD BACK GREEN. Condition: fAIR. Green cloth with red and black illustrations and a pictorial on covers. Some water and shelf damage to covers and some endpage foxing. DATE PUBLISHED: 1859 REPRINT OF EDITION: 445. Seller Inventory # 055941

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Mackenzie, Shelton

Published by Henry T. Coates & Co, Philadelphia (1859)

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About this Item: Henry T. Coates & Co, Philadelphia, 1859. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Library ex-libris to front paste-down endpaper. Previous owner's stamped name to title page ; blacked out notation on editor's preface. Slight musty odor. Soiling to endpapers and edges. Light tide-line to several lower pages. Gently nudged corners. Gilt lettering and design to spine of pine-green, cloth-covered boards. Boards are "mottled" in color. (7.5 x 5 x 1.25"). 445 pp with index. Tight. Translated from the French. The amazing life of Robert Houdin, in his own words. Seller Inventory # 74454

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Houdin, Robert

Published by Harry T. Coats & Co., Philadelphia (1859)

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About this Item: Harry T. Coats & Co., Philadelphia, 1859. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Ex-library with the usual marks. Starting, spine; Translated from the French by Dr. R. Shelton MacKenzie. ; Ex-Library; 8vo; 445 pages Good canted. Waterstain edges of last 10 pages. Seller Inventory # 21456

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Mackenzie, R. Shelton, Dr.

Published by Porter & Coates [c1859], Philadelphia (1859)

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About this Item: Porter & Coates [c1859], Philadelphia, 1859. Hardcover. Later Printing. Color lightly worn on corners and spine ends, lower spine; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Publisher's light green cloth, spine and front board stamped in black with ornate foliage pattern, rear board plain, spine title on gilt panel, publisher's imprint at foot of spine, 445p., index. **Alta Edition. The spine states "illustrated" but the book is not illustrated unless you count the reproduction of his "First Bill" on page 245. Good+ end is worn but complete a tight attractive copy graded conservativly. Seller Inventory # 57692

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Mackenzie, Dr. R. Shelton and Mackenzie, Dr. R. Shelton (Translator)

Published by Porter & Coates (1859)

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About this Item: Porter & Coates, 1859. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Green hardback with embossed decoration in black on the cover and spine. The title is on the cover and spine. This states - Alta Edition on the cover. Book is rubbed through the cloth at the edges and spine edges. The back has three dim hand drawings in gold ink:a skull, a playing card and the name Welsh. Page 223 is loose. All pages are browned and brittle. Front endpaper is missing top 1" . Both hinges are started. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 1337

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ROBERT-HOUDIN, Jean Eugene] . MACKENZIE, Dr. R. Shelton, translator

Published by Henry T. Coates, Philadelphia (1859)

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About this Item: Henry T. Coates, Philadelphia, 1859. Hardcover. 445 pp plus two pages of ads 12mo. original blue cloth, decorated and lettered in black and red, coloured plate affixed to front cover. With an index. Jean Eug¸ne Robert-Houdin (December 6, 1805 Ð June 13, 1871) was a French magician. The Arabs of Algeria were said to be excited to rebel against French colonialists by miracles performed by their religious leaders. In 1856, Napoleon III's Second French Empire sent Robert-Houdin there, hoping that he might perform tricks that were far more impressive, thereby dissolving the excitement of the rebels. Robert-Houdin's tricks, it is said, succeeded in breaking up the influence of the mullahs. Moreover, the Arabs became afraid of Robert-Houdin. In one trick, he allowed an Arab to shoot at him with a marked bullet, but instead of killing him, the bullet was found between his teeth. After that, they believed he could do anything. Robert-Houdin was not the first illusionist to perform the bullet catch, and many since him have adapted their own version of the effect.He used another famous trick to prove that French magic was stronger than local shamanism techniques: he presented an empty box with an iron bottom that anyone could lift. By turning on an electro-magnet hidden under the floor, he made it immovable, "proving" that through will power, he could make it impossible to lift for the strongest Algerian warriors. He found the trick was more impressive not when he claimed that he could make the trunk heavy, but when he claimed he could make the strong man too weak to lift a trunk that even a small child could lift.[4]Robert-Houdin is often credited as being "the father of modern magic". Before him, magicians performed in marketplaces and fairs, but Robert-Houdin performed magic in theatres and private parties. He also chose to wear formal clothes, like those of his audiences. Many magicians today mimic this by wearing tail-coats, though other magicians view this as old-fashioned and believe that they should wear contemporary clothes. Doug Henning was the first to rebel against this stereotype with a distinctive modern look of his own -Wikipedia. Spine ends and corners a little rubbed, uneven fading on rear cover, else fine Although copyright states 1859, it's a later printing. Seller Inventory # 31333

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Houdin, Robert

Published by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia (1859)

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About this Item: Porter & Coates, Philadelphia, 1859. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Alta Edition. A decent copy of the first edition, unknown printing (Alta Edition, ca. 1880) by Robert Houdin, the person who influenced (and morphing his name) the great world-renowned magician, Houdini. Translated from French by Dr. R. Shelton Mackenzie. An uncommon book in any edition. Text is tight and clean. Label identifying this book bequeathed to the Pittsburg Public Library by Morris Cliggitt and couple of other numbers to front pastedown/endpaper, but book does not not have any other library markings except for "g 366" in white to spine. Light wear to spine ends, light soiling. No previous owners' names. Not a Book Club Edition. This is a nice copy at a very good price. Compare and see. Photos sent upon request. Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Seller Inventory # 4841

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Robert Houdin; translated from the French by R. Shelton Mackenzie

Published by Henry T. Coates (1920)

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About this Item: Henry T. Coates, 1920. Condition: Good. Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth. No date of publication, circa 1920. Wear at the head and foot of spine and a bit on the edges. Seller Inventory # 66038

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Houdin, Robert Translator: Mackenzie, R. Shelton

Published by Henry T. Coates (Copyright 1859), Philadelphia (1859)

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About this Item: Henry T. Coates (Copyright 1859), Philadelphia, 1859. Hard Cover Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Sound binding. VG, no dust jacket as issued. Moderate rubbing to covers and paste on illustration. Name and address written on front paste down endpaper and on rear free endpaper. Small chip to cloth at top of spine. Few small holes in top margins of pages 222 to 245. Back board crimped at top with one dip just below. Covers are of green cloth with black outlined oak leaves and red acorns. Paste on illustration is of a village scene. Copyright date is 1859 but binding appears to be late 19th century. Full title: Life of Robert Houdin, The King of the Conjurers. Written by himself. Translated from the french by Dr. R. Shelton Mackenzie. Spine and front board "title" King of the Conjurers. 445 p. 19 cm. Seller Inventory # 018942

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Mackenzie, Dr. Shelton

Published by PORTER & COATES (1859)

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About this Item: PORTER & COATES, 1859. Hardcover. Condition: Good. B001U3RQGM Good; Ex-Library; Hard Cover; Porter & Coates; 1859; 0. Seller Inventory # 94848

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Houdin, Robert (translated from the French)

Published by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia (1859)

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About this Item: Porter & Coates, Philadelphia, 1859. Hardcover. Condition: VG+. No Jacket. 1st American edition. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1859, 1st edition (?), Alta Edition, VG+. Book has 2 gift inscriptions plus to more names written by 4 different people on the 2nd blank page, rear hinge starting, front hinge somewhat loose, wear to spine ends & corners with some fraying, some smudging to page edges, somewhat bumped corners, scattered surface wear to spine folds and panels. Decorated front panel & spine, includes index. Harry Houdini, who followed Houdin with world-wide fame, adapted his name to his predecessor. Lively text, decent copy, somewhat scarce. Seller Inventory # 002692

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