Henry Robin

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Postby Guest » 06/23/06 05:36 AM

Does anyone know were I can find an extensive history about Henry Robin and his magic effects?Did he publish his autobiography?Years ago I remember seeing a magician at Ron's Day of magic doing one of Robin's features:pulling up apparentely by 1 hear a little boy sitting cross legged on a chair,unfortunally I don't remember his name...

Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/23/06 08:18 AM

I think Henri Robin is the guy who stole most of Robert-Houdin's act. The Fechner books on Robert-Houdin contain lots of information and images about Robin.
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Postby JBA Janson » 06/23/06 10:35 AM

Eddie Dawes wrote a booklet of 57 pages in 1990 about Henri Robin, title " Henri Robin - expositor of science & magic. Published by Abracadabra Press in a limted edition of 230. Might be difficult to find today! Good luck
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