Life of Robert Houdin, King of the Conjurers. Written by himself. Dark green cloth hardcover embossed with a beautifully intricate design, gilt title on spine. Illustrated, 445 pages. Toole Stott 1165. Front free endpaper detached, front and back hinges loose but intact, mild soiling on edge of pages, and a chip on page 199. Pencil markings on endpapers. One leaf of advertising at rear. Good condition.