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    Harry Houdini (3) signed documents. (1918) Important partly-printed (3) documents signed, ("Harry Houdini") including (1) 2-page 8 x 12 in. brown paper-backed and bradded contract between Houdini and the firm of Spon and Chamberlain for the publication of a book by Angelo Lewis (aka "Professor Hoffman") titled Latest Magic, Being Original Conjuring Tricks (1918). Also signed by Houdini's assistant, John W. Sargent, (1) 1-page, 8 x 4.75 in. document signed, "Harry Houdini," and "John W. Sargent," [New York], 19 August 1918, noting their role as agents for Lewis and relinquishing any claim on royalties for the book, and (1) 1-page, 8.5 x 7.5 in. document signed, "Harry Houdini," and "John W. Sargent," [New York], 17 August 1918, certifying that they have full authority to represent Lewis' interests in the matter. Retaining original folds, minor chip at bottom left of second page not affecting content. The additional documents exhibit irregular bottom margins. Angelo J. Lewis (1839-1919), a.k.a. "Professor Hoffman", author of several books on magic, was an English barrister and considered one of the greatest amateur magicians of his day. Houdini, writing in a biography published in November, 1919 described Hoffman as "The brightest star in the firmament of magical literature." In vintage overall very good to fine condition.

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    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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