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Harry Houdini Rare Authentic Vintage Signed Autographed Book

$6,500.00

Harry Houdini Original Vintage Magic Memorabilia Collectibles For Sale
Harry Houdini

Rare Authentic Vintage Signed Autographed Book
"The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin"
He Signs Twice!!
Beckett Certified Authentic 

“Harry Handcuffs Houdini”



The most Rare, Exciting Houdini Signature..

For 35 years I’ve waited to own the most coveted Houdini Autograph, "Harry Handcuffs Houdini"

Here is an extraordinary piece of history.  The greatest magician that ever lived , who's popularity today is even more then when he was alive 100 years ago...  An original 1908 edition from the original printing "The Publishers Printing Company" (not the later release from London).  

But, what also makes this incredible artifact so amazing is Houdini's extraordinary signature and long note to a personal friend.   He also initials it after the inscription (hence double signed).   BUT, if the amazing inscription and dual signatures are not enough, the most astonishing part of this historic piece is he adds his most Rare and most desirable signature which he usually only did on rare occasion early in his career, “Harry Handcuffs Houdini”.  I have personally waited 35 years to acquire this most coveted Houdini style signature.      And note the spectacular contrast, boldness and clarity of this Houdini Vintage Ink Autographed Gem!     None of the typical fading, smudging, staining, poor contrast against dark background  most Houdini signatures have been subjected to.   This is as good as it gets!

Truly a museum grade piece of history!    *Certified Authentic by the leading autograph authentication service Beckett (Note: Top two PSA Authentication experts moved to Beckett). 


 A prized find any collector will be proud to have and showcase ..

As our long time customers know, we are avid Harry Houdini collectors and scour the universe searching for the most astounding Treasures.  And this is one of the best Houdini pieces we've ever acquired!

Signed book: The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin. NY: The Publishers Printing Company, 1908. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.25, 333 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, "To Miss Ida M. Tarbell, with compliments of the author, Harry Handcuff Houdini, I hope you will at least find time to read the introduction, H. H.". .   A period photo of an artist's rendition of a Houdini stunt is affixed to the front pastedown.. Tarbell was a notable 'muckraking' journalist best known for her exposé of the Standard Oil Company. Houdini billed this controversial book as 'the first authentic history of magic ever published,' and contained within it an unflattering account of Houdini's legendary predecessor and namesake Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, alleging that he had taken undue credit for other magicians' innovations.

UPDATE:  From a Houdini expert and collector, in response to the vintage photo attached to inside of cover:
"Don't remove it! Houdini was known to tip photos into this book when he gave them out, and that photo shows a rare variant of famous poster."


Guaranteed Authentic for Life
Conway's Vintage Treasures
UACC Registered Dealer No 307

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NOT on original

* See enlargeable images above and below