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ROBERT-HOUDIN, Jean-Eugène. Confidences et Révélations. Comment on devient Sorcier. 

Blois, Lecesne, 1868.

8vo (233x152 mm), picture of Robert-Houdin in frontispiice, (4)-xvi-440 pages.  binding : Contemporary quarter brown sheep, flat spine lettered in gilt. Some marginal foxing. Covers rubbed.

First edition published in Blois, the birthplace of Robert-Houdin and edited by Lecesne a friend of Robert-Houdin.
Only this edition has an additional chapter of xvi pages that the other editions do not have.
Delahays gave in Paris, at the same date, an edition which is not rare.
The "Confidences d'un prestidigitateur " is a biographical, historical and philisophical work, wich inspire throughout the world generations of magicians (Hjalmar).

references: Hjalmar [in Le vieux papier fasc. 345 et 346 : Robert-Houdin : Confidences d’un prestidigitateur. Essai bibliographique.].

Price : 900 €

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