Title: Original Handwritten Letter (January 2, 1928...
Publisher: Self-Published, Johnson City, NY
Publication Date: 1928
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition
A unique item. Offered is an original letter dated January 2, 1928, written in blue fountain pen and signed by Arvin ("Magician and Entertainer") out of Johnson City, New York. A one-sheet letter written on both sides measuring 8-3/8" by 10-3/4" with upper red-bordered letterhead, inside of which contains two charming illustrations of a magician taking a rabbit out of a hat, to the left and right; in the middle contains the text "ARVIN MAGICIAN AND ENTERTAINER PRESENTING A NOVEL MYSTIFYING MAGIC ACT - AMUSING - MYSTIFYING - BOX 274 - JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK - MEMBER INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS." Addressed to the Southern Magic Company (Tampa, Florida), the letter reads in part: "1-2-28 - Southern Magic Co. Tampa. Florida - Dear Sirs: I have received one of your list and I note that on the bottom of it states that you will exchange anything in books, secrets, apparatus etc. on catalog basis. I have a few items maybe you can find use for and I will exchange them to you (if OK with you) for these two items, 'The Four Act Trick' (Jumbo size) 'Candle Stick + Candle' For Appearing Card - Here is what I have to offer [Here Arvin lists several items for trade] - If you want to exchange as in other side of this page, just write me and I will pack them up, ready, when I receive your letter. Yours with Magic Arvin - P.S. My typewriter is in the repair shop I hope you will pass up my writing and be able to read this." Condition: lacks original mailing envelope; previously folded for mailing purposes; short narrow chip to right edge (to blank margin only). Bookseller Inventory # 004606
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