Cards as Weapons. (SIGNED Association Copy + Letter)
NY, Darien. 1977, 1st. (ISBN: 0882010174) Hardcover. First printing. 130 pp. many photos, small quarto size. Very Good text: tight and unmarked with no owner's name, just lightly bumped/worn at tips, some musty odor but it will lessen with time and proper storage in a dry environment. Dj is very fresh, not clipped, minor edge-wear and one repaired, closed 2" tear to the base of the spine. INSCRIBED "To Raymond T____-S___ with thanks and best wishes, Ricky Jay". The inscribee (now deceased) was a prominent bibliographer and collector of magic and circus material who assisted Mr. Jay with accessing research for his books. Also included is a lengthy (1.5 pages) hand-written letter on the author's letterhead thanking the inscribee and detailing his research efforts in England, etc. A unique item. NOTE: Dust jacket has removable archive mylar sleeve. This gives a dull appearance to the dust jacket in photos. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 787406
USD 1750.00 [Appr.: EURO 1560.5 | £UK 1389.75 | JP¥ 190070]