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Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Pack being divided into Two Portions, placed in the keeping of two different Persons, to make Three Cards Pass invisible from the One to the Other beginning with sealed deck
1876 86
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Wrapping Coin in Handkerchief fake wrapping, two methods
Related toAlso published here 1876 166
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, The Watch Box for vanishing a watch
Related to 1876 219
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, The Shower of Sweets sweets appear on plate from loading bag with handkerchief, another loading bag from Robert-Houdin
Related to 1876 251
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Rose in the Glass Vase empty glass vase on pedestal, rose appears inside, mechanical
1876 400
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, The Decanter and the Crystal Balls clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, two methods
Related to 1876 426
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Vanishing Pocket Handkerchief, found in a Candle borrowed handkerchief burned, then inside candle
1876 470
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Light and Heavy Chest electro-magnetism
1876 482
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Crystal Cash-Box coins appear in box that hangs on strings, electrical
1876 487
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Aerial Suspension
Related to 1876 495
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin To Palm the Bottom Card of the Pack
1889 17
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Cards Judged by Weight, and the Multiplication of Cards two routines (second one by Robert-Houdin)
1889 122
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack"
1889 140
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cards passing up the Sleeve
1889 144
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cards passing up the Sleeve, and the Diminishing and Increasing Cards "dexterous card-palming supple­mented by unflinching audacity", diminishing cards as fake explanation
1890 57
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Two Hats coins travel at once from one hat to another, acoustical illusion, brief outline
Related to
  • Secrets of Conjuring & Magic, p. 124
1890 147
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cannon-Ball Globe giant ball vase with longer routine
1890 295
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Eduard W. Lufa Das Kind in der Zeichenmappe child from folder
Dec. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12)
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Production of the Wand
  • From the Sleeve (Robert-Houdin)
  • From the Purse
Related to
  • "The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic"
1903 102
Professor Hoffmann The Flight of Time routine with watch, sight gags, watch vanishes from box, apparently shot with pistol into spectator, wand pushed into spectator
Related to 1903 183
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Joseph Michael Hartz The Mystic Glove and Rings four finger rings borrowed, placed in pistol, glove put over glass tube, pistol shot, glove blows up with ring on each finger
  • The Old Method
  • The Hartz Method
Also published here 1903 198
The Shower of Sweets (Improved Method) shower of bonbons falls from handkerchief
Related to 1903 344
Professor Hoffmann The Crystal Balls (Improved Method) clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, detailed routine
Related toAlso published here 1911 602
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Joseph Michael Hartz The Mystic Glove and Rings four finger rings borrowed, placed in pistol, glove put over glass tube, pistol shot, glove blows up with ring on each finger
  • The Old Method
  • The Hartz Method
Also published here 1911 215
Al Baker "Say When!" two cards, partial forcing deck
Related toAlso published here 1933 32
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Jean Hugard The Peek or Glimpse
1936 135
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Arthur Leroy Self Control any card is removed and put in pocket where it sticks out, any card named, card from pocket is named card
Related to 1937 27
Ralph W. Read, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Original "Stop" Trick three selection, three-bank forcing deck
1937 320
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Diminishing Cards fans
1938 12
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin With Unprepared Cards, Without Forcing card laid face down on table proves to be card mentally selected
1938 325
Ralph W. Hull The Three of Clubs card on table turns out to be any card named, different switches
Related toVariations 1938 327
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin a. Effect thought-of card by one spectator is chosen by second spectator
1938 330
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch
1938 490
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Thirty Cards brief, described by Hugard
1940 32
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Primapara with cards
Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 47)
Whose? same as Expansion of Texture - Expanded!
Related to Sep. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 68)
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Now! attributed to Robert-Houdin, three cards selected, three times stop by spectator to find their cards
Related to Jan. 1944 34
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Maxims quotes
Nov. 1945 168
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Coin Through Handkerchief
Also published here 1945 11
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Memoirs of Robert-Houdin by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin
New Edition
1946 45
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Robert-Houdin
Also published here
  • The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic
1946 99
Copper Penetration two coins, one is wrapped into a handkerchief and hold by the spectator, the other coin penetrates the silk
Related toVariations 1952 178
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, L'Homme Masqué, Dai Vernon The Expansion of Texture - Expanded! two coins, one is wrapped into a handkerchief and hold by the spectator, the other coin penetrates the silk
Related to 1952 181
Theodore Annemann Mentalex? three selected cards are found by spectators stopping at the right card
Related to 1952 4
L'Homme Masqué, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Dai Vernon Expansion of Texture
Related to 1957 108
Jay Marshall, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Letter of Robert-Houdin to Shelton MacKenzie translation from french, on Robert-Houdin's biography
Jan. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 340)
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Translation of Letter by Robert-Houdin to Abbe
The New Phoenix (Issue 347)
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Robert Houdin's Levitation levitation of a boy, two poles, with variation
Related to 1965 82
Juan Tamariz El Reencuentro separated both coins meet again in the handkerchief
Related to 1969 58
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Two Hats two coins travel from one hat to another, with sound illusion when coins are dropped in one hat but apparently in the other
Aug. 1972 555
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Robert Howdin Version Of Chosen Card Picked From Pocket At Number Called For No. 394, Howdin = Houdin?
Related to
  • "Clairvoyance by Touch" (Robert-Houdin, The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic)
1972 108
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Reversible Drawer Box
1976 112
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, The Pillar of the Magi apparatus, figure on stand catches selections flying out of a box, different methods
1978/76 74
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Card Sharpers. Their Tricks Exposed by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin June 1983
Epoptica (Issue 4)
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Frech Drop Clink Pass
July 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 7)
Eric F. Impey In Reverse center reversal during Charlier Cut
Related toAlso published here 1987 47
Karl Fulves Swindle Switch chapter intro
Related to 1989 65
Will Ayling, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Moving Pip Card moving pip in conjunction with rising cards, anecdote of De Kolta's daughter manufacturing multi pip cards
1991 26
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Eric F. Impey, Karl Fulves One-Hand Cut Production card dragged out with thumb
Related to 1991 57
Stephen Minch (reviewer) Les Secrets de la Prestidigitation et de la Magie (1868) by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin 1991 17
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Roberto Giobbi The Top Change
1995 233
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack No. 45, three selections, "General Pack"
1999 183
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, The Ribbon Spread Force bold
2000 793
John Carney Legends: Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin
2002 178
John Carney Speaking Volumes
Related to June 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 6)
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Magic of Robert-Houdin; an Artist's Life by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (written by Christian Fechner) Mar. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3)
David Regal, Andy Nyman Speaking Volumes
Related to Apr. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 4)
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Essential Robert-Houdin by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (written by Todd Karr) Jan. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 1)
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Las metamorfosis brief description of Robert-Houdin's General Card
El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Roberto Giobbi, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Lyophilized Money burnt white paper transforms into bill, then into higher denomination bill, inspired by Robert-Houdin's "La pièce fusible"
Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 21)
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Roberto Giobbi Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin's Birthday
Related to
  • "Les métamorphoses" (Robert-Houdin, Comment on devient sorcier)
Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 7)
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Robert-Houdin's Method gesturing with a card in right hand while picking up a break under the top card
2020 38
Dani DaOrtiz, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Chosen Thought spectator thinks of a card, another spectator deals and stops when he wants and finds card
2021 129