Chicago: Wharton Publishing Co., 1930. First edition of this number. Original printed wrappers, 8.63 x 6 inches, saddle-stitched, 20 pages [i.e. 16 pages plus wrappers]. Illustrations. A little worn, one corner of the rear wrapper chipped; in good to very good condition. Item #20513
A fugitive trade magazine for mail order get-rich schemes, with ads for various service providers and promotions, correspondence courses (viz. the Lonk Institute of Hypnotism), articles on “Who’s Who in Business by Mail,” features of snappy jokes for sales, short squibs in the “Profit-Graphs,” and classified ads that give a real scope of the optimistic desperation of the early Depression Era go-getter bent on modest profit. With a poignant series of penciled sums on the upper wrapper calculating outlay of stamps and supplies and expenses, with the conclusion “I will have $1.00 left.” Not found on OCLC, not found in the ULS.