Volume 1 Page 238
[In H.P.B.’s Scrapbook, Vol. IV, p. 54, there is pasted a cutting from the Banner of Light, dated by H.P.B. herself as of March, 1887. It bears the title: “Art Magic—Explanation Desired!” The writer. William Emmette Coleman, of Leavenworth, Kansas, asks for an explanation concerning the difference between the original price of Mrs. Emma Hardinge-Britten’s Art Magic for subscribers ($5.00), and the price advertised then ($3.00) for sale to the general public.
H.P.B. wrote in blue pencil at the left side of the cutting:]
Actually Emma H. Britten surreptitiously published 1,500 copies (through Wheat & Comette, N.Y.).
[and at the right side of the cutting:]
I was an original subscriber for two copies.