Willmarth, Philip Reed. The Magic of Matt Schulien. Chicago: Ireland Magic Co., 1959. First Edition. Pictorial wrappers, comb bound. Illustrated with photographs. 4to. Chips and damage at extremities and to plastic cover. The author’s own copy, warmly inscribed and signed on the title page by the photographer and by Matt Schulien: “To my friend Philip Reed Willmarth, You made a pocket book out of a sow’s ear. I never knew I was that good. Thanks sincerely, Matt Schulien, 1959.” Laid in is a three-page typescript of a speech delivered by Willmarth on the magic of Matt Schulien.
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