Sunday, May 8, 2011

New paperback edition of Houdini's Escapes and Magic

A new paperback edition of Walter B. Gibson's Houdini's Escapes and Magic has been published by Ishi Press. The new paperback includes a forward by Sam Sloan and, going by the photo on Amazon (right), uses the cover art from the 1976 Funk & Wagnalls edition.

Houdini's Escapes and Magic was first published by Blue Ribbion Books in 1930. It was also released as two separate volumes, Houdini's Escapes (1930) and Houdini's Magic (1932), by Harcourt, Brace & Co.

You can purchase Ishi's new paperback edition of Houdini's Escapes and Magic on Amazon for $34.95.


  1. This is cool. I have the separate volumes but not the combined one. There seems to be more to the bigger volume than the two separate ones, at least it seemed that way to me.

  2. Is there? Can't say I've ever noticed that. But I've never really done A good comparison.