Alberti was a professional card magician in French provinces during the later half of the 19th century. He is usually credited with being the first to perform the Ambitious Card routine.
Robert-Houdin mentions Alberti in his daily journals (Tablettes journalieres) on November 25, 1865: "[The Priory] At one o'- clock a conjurer name Alberti came to see me; he is very skillful with cards and stayed until 5 o'clock."
- ↑ Annals of Conjuring by Sidney W. Clarke (2001)
- ↑ Magic of Robert-Houdin An Artist's Life Vol 1 by Christian Fechner (2002)