Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugène. Album des Soirées Fantastiques de Robert-Houdin au Palais Royal. Paris, ca. 1849. Handsome souvenir booklet bears an engraved frontispiece portrait of the famous “father of modern magic” in his prime, and eight plates depicting several of his most famous feats, including the Inexhaustible Bottle, Second Sight, Cone of Abundance, Antonio Diavolo, and more. A lengthy program of over 40 effects in the magician’s repertoire is reproduced at the rear. Fanciful French rhymes describing each effect accompany each image. 32pp. Worn and foxed, but good condition overall. Scarce. Accompanied by a typescript regarding the booklet of an article published in the April, 1979 issue of MUM magazine, bearing, annotations by Dr. John Henry Grossman, and other associated notes in the Dr.’s hand.