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Important Archive Between Carl Waring Jones and Various

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[Correspondence] Important Archive Between Carl Waring Jones and Various Magicians, Magic Dealers, and Other Organizations, Regarding "Greater Magic." Minneapolis, Minn., 1938. Approximately 200 pieces total, being original correspondence to Jones (most with his carbon replies), organized chronologically from July through November amidst the critical period leading up to the publication of the monumental work on conjuring Greater Magic, which Jones edited. Correspondents including Jean Hugard, Al Baker, Harlan Tarbell, Percy Abbott, Herman Hanson, William Larsen, Royal V. Heath, Thomas C. Worthington III, Mike Kanter, R.W. Hull, Ade Duval, S.L. Quimby, Barkann Rosinoff, L.L. Ireland, Fitzroy Carrington, Charles Larson, Dorothy Wolf (The Sphinx), Irving Desfor, L. Rothbart (Circle of Hungarian Amateur Magicians), Caryl S. Fleming, Gus Bartlett, Eugene Bernstein, John Snyder, Harriet (Mrs. Thomas Nelson) Downs, William E. Rudge's Sons (firm), Leo Rullman, Melbert B. Cary, George Pughe, Milbourne Christopher, James G. Sherman, George Johnson, Leo Horowitz, Hugh Mackay, Ida (Mrs. John Northern) Hilliard, Willard Smith and others. Including a quantity of related materials including brochures, fliers, as originally enclosed. Among the numerous matters and subjects addressed in the archive: Inquiring of Ida Hilliard for information and anecdotes from her husband's life and experiences in the world of magic, for an introductory section, with her reply; communicating with Tarbell regarding his illustrations for the book; the problem of Tarbell's travel schedule interfering with completion of the work; discussing chapter arrangements with Hugard; soliciting from Ade Duval a contribution on a Dyeing Tube routine; discussing with Heath his chapter on magic squares; book dealers and magic shop owners inquiring on the soonest availability of the book and its price; Harriet Downs relaying death of her husband (T. Nelson) by telegram; contacting Caryl Fleming for his contribution to the book; title page and book design with the firm William E. Rudge's Sons; Leo Rullmann advising against increasing the price of the book.

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3759 N. Ravenswood Ave.
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Important Archive Between Carl Waring Jones and Various

Lot 0259 fromSpring Magic Auction|Apr 8, 2017 3:00 PM UTC
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