Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Want to "adopt" this Houdini book?

The Magic Newswire reports that The British Library Board is looking for someone to "adopt" Houdini's 1920 Magical Rope Ties & Escapes as part of a program that asks the public to help preserve the great original books in their vast collection.

The cost to adopt the book is £30.00 (approximately $47.50). Your name will be on the certificate and in the records of the British Library.

Click here to go to the British Library website.

2 comments:

  1. What's the back story on this book? Was it actually Burling Hull's text somehow appropriated by a publisher and published under Houdini's name? Are the texts different?

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  2. That's a very good question, Eric. Afraid I'm not all that familiar with the Hull book, so I can't really say. Among Houdini's books, this one is a real curiosity.

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