n.p. Privately Printed, 1999.
Second Printing, Limited Edition. Staplebound wraps. Edition limited to 500, as was the first in 1986. 8" X 8". 23pp. Very faint edgewear to staplebound printed wraps. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very well-preserved second printing of this tribute to Antonio Diavolo, the trapeze figure that was Robert-Houdin's finest achievement in magical automata, here restored, studied, and performed by John Gaughan, a distinguished illusion builder and designer and a restorer of antique automata. Very good +. Item #6355