New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

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New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 29th, 2002, 4:10 pm

I want to alert everyone that Christian Fechner's new book (the first of three) on Robert-Houdin went on sale today at Academie du Magie (Georges Proust's shop) in Paris.
The book is in French and is an extremely limited edition.
The good news for us uni-linguists is that it will be published in English this fall.
Most of the material in this book has never seen print before, and much of what has been published about Robert-Houdin is also incorrect. Fechner has much new material, quite a bit in Robert-Houdin's own writings.
This book (and the two subsequent volumes) will rewrite the history of magic.
I strongly urge you to buy it.
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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Dustin Stinett » June 29th, 2002, 5:43 pm

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
The good news for us uni-linguists is that it will be published in English this fall.
WOO-HOO!!!

Do we know if there is a single American distributor and if so who that will be?

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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 29th, 2002, 6:29 pm

No idea, but Joe Stevens would be a good guess.
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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Matthew Field » June 30th, 2002, 7:51 am

I'd have to say I've found books by Houdin and Hofzinser among the most valuable in magic, and I eagerly await translations of these European tomes.

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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Guest » July 7th, 2002, 12:39 pm

Will we be able to buy these books over the net and also will they be collectors books.

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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 7th, 2002, 12:47 pm

I just returned home from the SAM convention in New York and found the book waiting for me. It is a two-volume set with dustjackets in a large white, printed slipcase.
A limited edition (not sure how many at this moment) with a color section in each book.
Wow is all I can say at first glance!
The author, Christian Fechner, has written to me that the English edition will come out later this year. Don't know how or where it will be available yet.
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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Guest » July 11th, 2002, 6:50 am

How much is the book selling for in France and how would we get a copy? what a great way to practice my French! Would love to try to read it in its original language. Thanks!

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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Guest » July 11th, 2002, 11:32 am

The Robert Houdin books are fantastic !

you can order to ACADEMIE DE MAGIE /Georges Proust
11 rue St Paul
75004 Paris
Tl : +331 42 72 13 26
Fax : +331 45 36 01 48

The price is about 280 euros.
You have to ask M.Proust before for availability because it's a limited edition.

Hope this will help

ARNO

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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Guest » July 12th, 2002, 7:40 am

You don't happen to have an e-mail address do you? Thanks for the other info. I will give him a call if there is no e-mail.

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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Guest » July 12th, 2002, 10:12 am

here is the Acadmie de magie e-mail :

contact@museedelamagie.com

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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 12th, 2002, 10:26 am

The edition that is out now is in FRENCH. The English edition will come out in the fall.
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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Mark Jensen » July 13th, 2002, 10:37 am

Here's some more info, they don't accept credit cards for the book. They told me the english version should be available in Sept.

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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 13th, 2002, 7:10 pm

In the letter accompanying the books, the author Christian Fechner wrote to me that the books would come out in late October or November. Since he also wrote that he would be sending me the English language manuscript for review prior to publication, and I haven't received it yet, it seems unlikely to appear in September.
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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Mark Jensen » July 13th, 2002, 7:59 pm

You could be right Richard. I just posted the info I received which I have copied below:

Hello,

For the moment we do not accept credit cards for this book.
The english version will be pubished in september.
Anyway if you want to get the French version you have to send a fax to M.Proust the phone number is : 33 (1) 45 36 01 48 , In order to obtain the modes of payment.

Magicaly.

At 20:20 11/07/2002 +0200, Bogdan Murariu wrote:

La version en anglais sortira en septembre.
Pour la version franaise il faut qu'il faxe a Georges

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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby Eric DeCamps » August 5th, 2002, 6:05 pm

Today is a great day!

I just received my copies of the Robert Houdin,The Life of an Artist written Christen Fechner this afternoon. The books are simply beautiful. Mr. Fechner should be extremely proud. I sincerly recommend that every serious student of the art pick them up immediately.

Tomorrow is another great day! Tomorrow I start studying French.

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Re: New book on Robert-Houdin came out today in Paris!

Postby NCMarsh » August 5th, 2002, 7:39 pm

bonne chance


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