The Secrets of Houdini

By: Cannell, J. C.

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279pp. Owner name and notes on fly, else nice copy in pictorial wraps w/98 illus.


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World-famous illusionist, master deluder, showman: Harry Houdini was one of the most legendary figures of the modern stage, and probably the most legendary and misunderstood magician of all time. Exposing his closely kept professional secrets, and revealing in general terms the whole art of stage magic, this book is now considered the classic study of Houdini's strange deceptions.
A professional magician and friend of Houdini, Cannell rationally explains how the master escaped bank vaults, walked through brick walls, floated women in mid-air, read minds, and much more. All of these are discussed in clear, simple language, and for better understanding, the author includes numerous line drawings of Houdini's ingenious escape devices, with diagrams of the more complicated tricks. Twenty-four photographs have been added to the 23 from the original edition.

Product Name: The Secrets of Houdini

Author Name: Cannell, J. C.

Categories: Magic, Sleight of Hand,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Mineola, NY, U.S.A., Dover Publications, Incorporated: 1973

ISBN Number: 0486229130

ISBN Number 13: 9780486229133

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Trade Paper

Seller ID: 007984

Keywords: MAGIC TRICKS HOUDINI HARRY 1874 1926 BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY ENTERTAINMENT SLEIGHT OF HAND PERFORMING ARTS GAMES,