Conjurer's Monthly Magazine, Edited by Harry Houdini
Volume 1, Issues 1-12
Very scarce complete first volume of this important magic periodical edited by Harry Houdini. Running for only two volumes, from September 1906 until August 1907, the magazine touted Houdini’s importance to the world of magic, gossiped about magicians he did not like and offered criticism of his imitators. The series, “Unknown Facts concerning Robert-Houdin” and “Robert-Houdin’s Place in the History of Magic”, ran for twelve issues which later became a book, The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin. Houdini also wrote under the pseudonym 'N. Osey', as the European Correspondent which he had previously been doing for Mahatma.
New York: The Conjurer's Magazine Publishing Co., Sept 15, 1906 through August 15, 1907. Bound together in blue board with a cloth spine, covers bound in. Covers rubbed and soiled, rear hinge cracked. Photo of Houdini in chains taped to front cover, page 383 (issue #12) has a piece torn from the bottom, else internally quite clean and complete.