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Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weisz). Il Mistero Di Osiris, or The Mystery of the Jewel (Talisman). N.p., [Author], 1921. Pictorial wrappers, small halftone portrait of Houdini to upper cover. 8vo. 18pp. Light smudges to covers. One of only a few known copies; rare. Houdini purchased the 1919 Italian silent feature “Il Mistero” at a U.S. Customs Service auction. Produced by Vera Film, in this pamphlet Houdini translates the studio’s treatment of the film, presenting the story in three “visions” based on the ancient Egyptian notion of metempsychosis, or reincarnation. (Silverman, “Houdini!!!,” p. 288).
Il Mistero Di Osiris, or The Mystery of the Jewel (Talisman).
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Final prices include buyers premium: $4,080.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
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