The original title is "Les Secrets de la Prestidigitation et de la Magie". It was the collection of lessons and information Robert-Houdin intended to teach his sons to make them expert magicians. However, his sons did have other interests, mechanics and military, which led him to publish his recordings as book. Prof. Hoffmann has translated this masterpiece into English.
1st French edition, 1868; translation 1877; this ebook 351 pages.
word count: 80227 which is equivalent to 320 standard pages of text