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stained from them through the U.S. Kail for aomethlrg t rare because only 90 copies would be issued, he would not lolate his word or his contract, or put himself in line for a aim ¿of $10.00 refund«

course, under the above circumstance* I handled the superior qualFairplay Publishers edition of the ENCYCLOPEDIA of Card Tricks and ao did all other dealers Z know of. I realised that a lot of magicians could not spare ten dollars all at one time — but could buy it in five volumes one at a time at $2.00 per volume.

What objection could Mr. Gravatt possibly have to some of the ORIGINAL AUTHORS whose material he took receiving afterwards a few dregs of the profit from their publications which he had taken from them. Surely, if they have no right to their own material they still had spent money in printing and advertising books for the Magical public, which they expected to at least have returned to them? This does seem fair.

To my utter amazement Mr. Gravatt does object. If he took their original writings from their dozens of books — why can't they in turn TAKE BACK their own propertyCtaken from their, own books)from his ONE took? If it is fair for one why is not fair for the otherf

However, for-getting all this analysis 1*4 like te ask just one question of Mr. Gravatt --- and foxget everything else.

BY WHAT RIGHT DOES MR. GRAVATT CLAIM THAT THIS MATERIAL WHICH HE COPIED PIECEMEAL OUT Of THE BOOKS OF AL BAKER, R.W. HULL, HOWARD ALBRIGHT, UF. GRANT, D. VERNON, ETC., ETC., ETC., — HAS NOW SUDDENLY BECOME THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MR. GRAVATT??? If the material and writings were not the exclusive property of 12 other writers from whose books(copyrighted bock»}he took them —- how does this same material suddenly become his own exclusive and per* sonal property which no one else can use? I admit it ie all too much for me. WHAT DO YOU THINK UR. AKHEMABS?

Most sincerely



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