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Houdini Section
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Houdini Periodical Bibliography by Arthur Moses is the valuable listing of Houdini’s appearances in periodicals, both magic and for the public, from June 1898 through December 2005, about 2,000 of them!  The sixteen page color section is a real treat.  Hardbound, 96 pages, 8 ½ by 11.  Highly recommended to any magic collector or Houdini enthusiast.  List $40, this as new copy only $30
Houdini's Strange Tales: A collection of fiction by Harry Houdini, Complied and edited by Patrick Culliton. 1992, 96 pages 8 1/2  x 11 with many fine photos of Houdini.  Includes audio tape of four short stories by Houdini dramatized by Patrick Culliton.  Have several new copies.  Bargain priced $20
Houdini Exposes the Tricks Used by the Boston Medium “Margery”.  1924, variant “A”, with the date on the front cover rather than back.  Many illustrations and photos of Houdini including photos on front and back covers.  40 pages in the pink pictorial covers, a very good copy.  $65
Houdini’s History of Magic in Boston, 1792-1915.  Introduction by Milbourne Christopher and illustrated with rare playbills from his collection.  1983, xv plus 158 pages 8 ½ by 11.  As new copy but long out of print.  $125
Houdini: The Man Who Walked Through Walls by William Lindsay Gresham.  1959 First Edition (so stated), x plus 306 pages plus eight pages of fine photographic plates, with an especially interesting “Opinionated Bibliography”.  A fine hardbound copy.  $30
Miracle Mongers and Their Methods by Houdini.  Feb 1929 second printing.  Frontispiece portrait of Houdini, xiii plus 240 pages, spine faded, internally good.  $75
Houdini: His Life Story From the Recollections and Documents of Beatrice Houdini by Harold Kellock.  Harcourt, Brace & Company, July 1928 second printing (first was June).   X plus 384 pages plus Frontispiece and many fine photographic plates.  A fine tall copy, red cloth titled in gold, in a very good, seldom offered and desirable dust jacket of Houdini performing the needle threading trick.  $125
Elliott’s Last Legacy by Houdini.  1923 First edition.  Frontispiece, 322 pages, “Editorial Addendum” tipped in, plus ads.  Association copy!  Signed and dated Jan 16, 1924 by Francis J. Werner on front free end paper.  Werner was SAM member #10, SAM President preceding Houdini in 1906-1908 and performed the SAM Broken Wand ceremony at Houdini’s funeral early Nov 1926.  $150
Houdini: A Magician Among the Spirits by Harry Houdini.  The nicely produced 1972 Arno Press edition, xxi plus 284 pages.  A fine hardbound copy in a very good dust jacket.  $25
Sixty Years of Psychical Research: Houdini and I Among the Spiritualists by Joseph Rinn.  1950 First Edition, xx plus 618 large pages with Frontispiece portrait of Houdini.  An extensive expose of the methods of spiritualists with Rinn’s anecdotal experiences with Houdini especially but also Kellar, Herrmann, Maskelyne, Baldwin, Washington Irving Bishop, J. Randall Brown and much more.  A fine hardbound copy in price-clipped but otherwise fine dust jacket.  $50
Miracle Mongers Mongers and Their Methods: A Complete Expose by Houdini.  1981 Prometheus Books edition, with a new four page Foreword by James Randi added.  Xv plus 240 pages.  A nice, hardbound copy in fine dust jacket.  $20
Miracle Mongers and Their Methods by Houdini.  1980 Coles Publishing Company edition, xi plus 240 pages.  “An expose of fire eaters, sword swallowers, strong men and more”.  Actually, much, much more.  A fine, SB copy.  $10
Houdini: The Untold Story by Milbourne Christopher.  1969 First Edition, First Printing.  261 pages plus 32 pages of photos from the Christopher Collection.  A fine copy in fine dust jacket.  $25
Houdini: His Life and Art by James Randi and Bert Sugar.  1976 First Printing, softbound, 192 pages, 8 ½ by 11, profusely illustrated with photos from many collections.  A near fine copy.  $25