To the bibliophiles among us I present a question regarding Jean-Eugne Robert-Houdin's Les Secrets de la Prestidigitation et de la Magie. I know that the first edition was published in France in 1868. The book was translated from the French by Professor Hoffmann and published in English in 1878 as The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic. Who published the first English edition? Does anyone know what the print run was?
The cover of my copy is dark blue, and at the bottom of the title page is the following:
George Routledge and Sons, Limited
Broadway, Ludgate Hill
Glasgow, Manchester and New York
Do I own a first edition?
I have also seen copies that look similar to mine, except they were bound in a rust colored cloth. Are these copies first editions?
Finally, has the English edition ever been reprinted?