Lot 659: Chapender Martin



2015-07-10 15:43:09

Lot 659: Chapender Martin: (1879-1905) English Magician Whose Initials Were The Inspiration Behind The Name Of The Magic Circle In 1905. Extremely Rare A.L.S., Martin Chapender, Two Pages, 4To, London, 12Th January 1905, To Mr. Braby, On The Printed Stationery Of The Egyptian Hall Advertising Chapender’S Season, Christmas 1904. Chapender Discusses Some Travel Arrangements Involving A Trip To Brighton, Remarking €™You See It Is Absolutely Imperative That I Should Go There. If Fine Could We Run Down On The Motor? This Would Do Fine If It Is Not Troubling You Too Much & I Would Like It As I Have A Fur Coat & Can Easily Keep Warm’. The Magician Further Informs His Correspondent €™I Am Cutting The Savage Club & Going Next Week Instead & I Have Half A Mind Not To Go To The Press As I Was At Their Last Smoker’ And Adds €™I Hope You Will Not Think Me Cheeky In Asking To Run To Brighton On The Motor & Please Don’T Hesitate To Say No If Inconvenient & I Can Go By Train’. Autographs Of Chapender Are Extremely Rare In Any Form As A Result Of His Early Death At The Age Of 26, Less Than A Month After The Present Letter Was Written. Some Light Overall Foxing And A Number Of Tears At The Edges Of The Folds, Causing A Few Small Areas Of Paper Loss And Slightly Affecting A Few Words Of Text But Not The Signature. About G Chapender Performed At The Egyptian Hall, As Illustrated By The Present Letter, For The Last Christmas Season Before The Building Was Demolished. Chapender Had Taken Over The Entire Management Of The Egyptian Hall After Maskelyne Left To Run His €˜New Home Of Mystery‘. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £200 - 300
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