Lot 267: Elliott, Dr. James William. Autograph Card Manipulation Challenge Letter, Signed ñDr. Elliott.î Boston, 1900s. On one 4to sheet of ElliottÍs pictorial letterhead, recto blank, the verso bearing a handwritten draft of ElliottÍs famous challenge to

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October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
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Description: Elliott, Dr. James William. Autograph Card Manipulation Challenge Letter, Signed ñDr. Elliott.î Boston, 1900s. On one 4to sheet of ElliottÍs pictorial letterhead, recto blank, the verso bearing a handwritten draft of ElliottÍs famous challenge to card manipulators, beginning with an account of his youthful inclination to ñmaster all the misdirecting sleights of the manipulating craft,î and further delineating his lifelong preoccupation with card sleights. He concludes with a boisterous challenge to the magicians of the world, offering to redeem ñwith immediate cashî ñany person on earthî who outmatches him in manipulating ña deck of 52 cards (regular size).î Boldly signed, ñDr. Elliott/The Challenge Champion Card Manipulator of the World.î
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