But now Alexey Kozlov, a blogger and Houdini buff from Belarus, informs me that the Gresham book was actually published in Russia in 1993 as Человек проходит сквозь стену. Alexey has generously provided a cover scan of the copy in his own collection. Very nice!
Alexey also sent over some images of another recent Russian find. This is a Russian edition of Peter Eldin's The Best-Ever Book of Magic. The book has a nice section on Houdini with some unique illustrations (below).
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Thank you Alexey.