J.C. Cannell: The Secrets of Houdini (An Absorbing Encyclopaedia of Magic) First Cheap Edition Published By Hutchinson and Co London 1932…….. Very rare title in it’s original restored Dust-jacket. (See Pictures)
Condition Of Book and Dust-Jacket: This is a Very Good + Copy of this Book in brown cloth with black title lettering to spine,in a Very Good Dust-Jacket that has benefited from some professional paper restoration to the head and tail of spine and along the top edge of the upper cover and one or two corners.Not price clipped priced 3/6 to the spine of the wrapper Eighth Thousand mentioned to the Title Page and spine.The book was First Issued in 1931 by Huthcinson and Co,so this copy is the First Cheap Edition of 1932,remains very rare with the wrapper present.This copy has NO previous owner’s names or inscriptions present.There is some foxing present to the fore-edge of the book with an odd internal foxing spot set within the text.The outer boards remain bright and clean.Illustrated with 17 black and white plates and there are further b&w diagrams set and wrapped around the text.The binding is nice and firm with no hinge weakness,no loose leaves etc.Nice Tight copy.This copy was obtained from an impressive private collection of significant works of fiction and collectable children’s books.The dust-jacket comes well protected in a acetate cover sleeve.8vo 279pp First Cheap Edition… Rare Title.
Houdini: Harry Houdini was a Hungarian born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts,the book contains some fantastic illustrations and details of some of his tricks employed that dazzled all.
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