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Category: All Categories: Entertainment: Circus
72 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
(ANGLUND, Joan Walsh, color illus.). Shapiro, Irwin  
Circus Boy

Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, (1957).
Small sqare 8vo. Pictorial boards . Little Golden Book #290. 1st ed. ("A"). Lightly worn at extremities; else Near Fine. Based on the popular Circus Boy television program

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2.
(ANNO, Mitsumasa, color illus.). Anno, Mitsumasa  
Topsy-Turvies: Pictures to Stretch the Imagination

Publisher: New York: Weatherhill, 1981 (c. 1970).
Small 4to. Pictorial boards. 27p . 8th printing. Fine in near Fine d/j. A magical circus with Pepe the Clown as your guide

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3.
(HAUMAN, Doris & George, color illus.). Turpin, Edna  
Three Circus Days

Publisher: New York: Macmillan, 1935.
12mo. Blue cloth, stamped in yellow. 96 p . First Edition. Lightly worn at extremities, name & address front free endpaper; else Very Good in soiled, edgeworn d/j. Uncommon. Three circus stories for children that have just learned to read. Charmingly illustrated by the Haumans

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4.

PETER'S PONY: A FUZZY WUZZY BOOK

Publisher: Racine, Wis.: Whitman Publishing, 1954.
Color illustrations. 4to. Pictorial wraps. Unpaginated . #2058:25. Wear at extremities, cover separating 4" at heel of spine. Good. Uncommon. Peter Pony escapes his rocking horse existence to join the circus!

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5.

CARROUSEL ART: A MAGAZINE FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE MERRY-GO-ROUNDS

No. 23 (November, 1983) . Library stamps on front cover & table of contents page; else about fine.

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6.

Siegfried & Roy at the MIRAGE 1991 Souvenir Program
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Publisher: Kenneth Feld.
Condition: Good+. Paperback. GOOD+. Souvenir program, bagged for protection with a stiff backing board, approx. 8.5'' x 11'', light shelf wear.

Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com

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7.
Author Unknown  
Your Guide to the Ringling Museums

Publisher: Ringling Museums; Sarasota, Fla: 1985.
Very Good+ Softcover 28 pages; Oblong 12mo (7.25") 19 cm; Color photo covers, 28 unnumbered pages, 6 site-plans and floorplans, 37 b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; Guidebook to four interconnected attractions in Sarasota, Florida: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, John Ringling Museum, Museum of the Circus, and Asolo Theater. ; Covers show faint thumbcreases. No other defects.

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8.
Aylwin, Robert.  
BERTRAM MILLS BOOK OF THE CIRCUS.
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Publisher: London: Naldrett (1954)..
First Published 1954 A history of the Bertram Mills Circus, which first opened in 1920 at Olympia, and description of how it worked. "We hope that through 'lifting the flaps, ' as it were, of tents you do not usually enter, and letting you into a few of our secrets, we may help you to enjoy still more your next visit to our circus." 137p: illustrated endpapers and prelims, 4 pages of colour photos, illustrations and black/white photos in-text; 24cm. Glossary. 388g. Good (binding and text block sound, gift inscription title-page, slight damage to four of the colour photos, cloth slightly soiled, spine faded). No dustjacket. Green cloth hardcover with red spine titles and design. Book condition: Good. Jacket condition: no dj.

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9.
Bardy, Adam.  
THE CIRCUS LIFE AND ADVENTURE OF ADAM BARDY, EXPANDED.

Publisher: author, No place: 1986.
Paperback. Very Good. 3rd edition, white wraps, 158 pages. This paperback is in excellent shape; light wear along edges of wraps, corners very lightly bumped, but otherwise clean & bright internally with a strong binding. Paperback. Signed Presentation from Bardy w/ Signed hand-written letter laid in. Paperback. Signed Presentation from Bardy w/ Signed hand-written letter laid in.

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10.
Beatty, Clyde and Wilson, Earl, Illustrated by: Photos  
Jungle Perfomers

Publisher: Robert M. McBride & Company New York, NY 1941.
320 pp, red cloth covered boards w/gitl lettering. The adventurous life of Clyde Beatty, a wild animal trainer, who worked in the circus along with his wife and others. some spine sunning. First Edition No Jacket Hard Cover Very Good- 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall

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11.
Bell, Betty Boyd.  
CIRCUS: A GIRL'S WON STORY OF LIFE UNDER THE BIG TOP Edited by Janet Mabie.

Publisher: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, New York: 1931.
Hardcover. Good+. blue cloth, 183 pages. This book is in good shape; binding lightly smudged & rubbed, spine tips & corners lightly bumped & worn, former owner's name & address label on front free endpaper, but otherwise clean & bright internally with a strong binding.

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12.
Chipman, Bert J.  
Hey Rube, The Battle Cry Of The Circus: Stories Of The Big Tops
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Publisher: Hollywood Print Shop Hollywood, CA 1933.
Very Good with no dust jacket 1st Edition Hardcover When a carnie was attacked or in trouble, he would yell "Hey, Rube!" and all carnies in earshot would rush to his aid. Circus pioneer and legendary clown Dan Rice called it "a terrible cry, [meaning] as no other expression in the language does, that a fierce deadly fight is on, that men who are far away from home [travelling circus workers] must band together in a struggle that means life or death to them." [1] "Hey, Rube!" is still the safety phrase used by many modern theatrical performers to alert security of a violent audience member, especially in outdoor or festival environments where entertainers are in close proximity with large numbers of intoxicated patrons. 34 illustrations Both free endpapers age-tanned. Previous owner's name (treasurer of Cole Bros. Circus) on front pastedown. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 203 pages; 30091

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13.
Coxe, Antony Hippisley.  
A Seat at the Circus (An Archon Book on Popular Entertainments).

Publisher: Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1980.
Revised edition. ISBN: 0208017666 Hardcover Fine book (no markings) / Fine dust jacket. A clean, fresh copy.

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14.
Croft-Cooke, Rupert & W. S. Meadmore.  
BUFFALO BILL: THE LEGEND, THE MAN OF ACTION, THE SHOWMAN.

Publisher: Sidgwick and Jackson, London: 1952.
Hardcover. Very Good. red paper-covered boards, 239 pages. The book is in very good shape; boards lightly smudged, spine tips & corners lightly bumped, former owner's blindstamp on front free endpaper, but otherwise clean & bright internally with a strong binding.

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15.
Daly, Michael.  
TOPSY: THE STARTLING STORY OF THE CROOKED TAILED ELEPHANT, P.T. BARNUM, AND THE AMERICAN WIZARD, THOMAS EDISON.

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York: 2013.
Hardcover. Near Fine, Dust Jacket Near Fine. 9780802119049 Red paper-covered boards, 349 pages, index. This book is in excellent shape, clean & bright, with sharp corners and a tight binding. Dust Jacket bright, now protected in a mylar cover.

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16.
Dhotre, Damoo  
WILD ANIMAL MAN

Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Company New York 1973.
Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; Autobiography of Internationally famous trainer of Wild Animals ; B&W Photographs; 154 pages

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17.
DUMAS, Alexandre  
When Pierrot Was Young

Publisher: London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1975.
B/w & color illus. by Peter Farmer, distinguished artist and stage designer. English translation by Douglas Munto, a Dumas scholar. Small 4to. Pictorial boards. 88 p . 1st printing. Lightly worn at bottom edge & head of spine, bookplate on front paste-down; else near FINE in near Fine, price clipped d/j. Pierrot's extraordinary adventures in the strange fairy-tale court of Bohemia. Here he fell hopelessly in love with the beautiful Princess Fluet-d'Amandier, was the victim of the machinations of an evil courtier & was saved from peril by his own resourcefulness & the magic of a water-fairy

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18.
Fenner, Mildred Sandison & Wolcott Fenner (editor).  
THE CIRCUS: LURE AND LEGEND.

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, 1970.
Hardcover. Very Good, Dust Jacket Very Good. 0131345516 Quarto, yellow cloth, 208 pages. This book is in very good shape overall; textblock edges a little dusty, former owner's gift inscription, but otherwise clean & bright internally with a strong binding. Dust Jacket a little tanned, spine tips & corners lightly worn, but is still bright, now protected in a mylar cover.

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19.
FENNER, Phyllis R, ed  
Circus Parade: Stories of the Big Top

Publisher: New York: Alfred Knopf. 1954.
B/w illus. by Lee Ames. Small 4to. Mustard-colored cloth, stamped in black. 174 p . First Edition. Fine in d.w. which is lightly soiled & worn at extremities. Stories about circus animals & circus people written by distinguished writers: Laura Benét, Hugh Lofting, Noel Streatfield, Frances Clarke Sayers, Edward Fenton, Carol Ryer Brink, et al

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20.
FRIEDMAN, Rose  
Tim Tomkins, Circus Boy

Publisher: New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, (1952).
Color illus. by Polly Jackson. Sqare 8vo. Cloth-backed boards . 1st ed. ( "A"). Lightly worn at extremities; else Fine in lightly worn d/j, with 1/2' tears at extremities & a 2" fade mark at head of spine. Happy glimpse of circus life as seen through the eyes of a small boy

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21.
GARBUTT, Bernard  
Roger The Rosin Back.

Publisher: New York: Hastings House, (1961).
B/w illus. with red accents by the author. Oblong small 4to. Tan pictorial cloth. 48 p . First Edition. Near Fine. Roger was big white horse who grew up in Missoula, Montana and joined the circus. He pulled the heavy circus wagons and then got promoted to "rosin back" with the Flying Bamindini Family,a troop of bareback riders

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22.
GASCOIGNE, Bamber  
Why the Rope Went Tight

Publisher: New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., (1981).
Color illus. by Christina Gascoigne. Small 4to. Pictorial boards. Unpaginated . First U. S. Edition. Fine in near fine d/j, which is very lightly worn at extemities. Rollicking tale set at a circus, complete with tattooed man, acrobatic ladies and roaring lion. The author is a well known British author and broadcaster

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23.
Gebel-Williams, Gunther  
Untamed

Publisher: New York: Morrow 1991.
1st edition, 1st printing. fine with very good dust jacket. 8vo. 383pp. 16 plates. Hardcover.

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24.
GOLDSMITH LYNN  
CIRCUS DREAMS

Publisher: N. Y.: RIZZOLI, 1991.
Near Fine Near Fine Hardcover, 1ST. EDITION 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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25.
Gollmar, Robert H.  
My Father Owned a Circus

Caxton Printers, Caldwell, 1965, 1st. 8vo. cloth, 205pp., photos. owner's stamps, G in partial dj $

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26.
Hamid, George A. (as told to his son)  
Circus

Sterling Pub. NY c.1950, 8vo. cloth, 253pp. G $

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27.
HAMMARSTROM DAVID LEWIS  
BIG TOP BOSS JOHN RINGLING NORTH AND THE CIRCUS

Publisher: CHAMPAIGN: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, 1992.
As New Soft cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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28.
Hammarstrom, David Lewis.  
BIG TOP BOSS: JOHN RINGLING NORTH AND THE CIRCUS.

Publisher: Univ. of Chicago Press, Urbana, IL: 1994.
Paperback. Very Good. 9780252064050 Yellow wraps, 325 pages, index. This book is in very good condition overall; corners lightly bumped, reader's crease in spine, small bump in top edge of rear wrap, edges of textblock lightly foxed, but otherwise clean & bright internally with a strong binding.

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29.
Hammarstrom, David.  
Big Top Boss: John Ringling North and the Circus.

Publisher: Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, April 1, 1992..
ISBN: 9780252019012 1st edition, 1st printing. 341 pp. Bibliography, index. Ex-library copy with usual markings, pocket, and tape) / Near Fine book (no markings to text) / Near Fine dust jacket (fading to spine). A clean, solid copy. Hardcover

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30.
Hammer, Carl;Bosker, Gideon  
Freak Show: Sideshow Banner Art

Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS, 1996, SAN FRANCISCO.
As New Soft cover OBLONG 8VO, OBLONG 8VO

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31.
Hawks, Wells.  
RED WAGON STORIES, OR TALES TOLD UNDER THE TENT.

Publisher: I. & M. Ottenheimer, Baltimore, MD: 1904.
Hardcover. Good+. blue illustrated cloth, (90) pages. This book is in good shape; binding lightly smudged, spine tips & corners lightly worn, corners lightly bumped, central signature cracked, but otherwise clean & bright internally with a strong binding.

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32.
HERRMANN, Frank  
The Giant Alexander and the Circus

Publisher: New York: McGraw Hill, (1966).
B/w & color illus. by George Him. Small 4to. Orange cloth. Unpaginated . 1st American ed. Fine in near Fine d/j. Alexander is the sixty-foot-high giant...he looks rather fierce but isn't really. In this new story he joins the circus, draws in the crowds and proves a huge success

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33.
HOH G. VAHN LA AND WILLIAM H.ROUGH  
STEP RIGHT UP! THE ADVENTURE OF CIRCUS IN AMERICA

Publisher: BETTERWAY PUBLICATIONS, 1990, WHITEHALL VIRGINIA.
Very Good Soft cover 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 272 PAGES WITH MANY PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONS

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34.
HOLLOWAY, Charles W.  
Little Tweet

Publisher: Racine, Wis.: Whitman Publishing Company, 1951.
Color Illus. by Mary Gehr. 16mo. Pictorial boards. Unpaginated . Tell-a-Tale Books #814-15. Worn at extremities, light cover soil; else very good. Little Tweet's adventures as a circus calliope

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35.
HOOD, Flora  
The Longest Beard in the World

Publisher: San Carlos, Calif.: Golden Gate Books, (1962).
B/w illus with orange accents by Henry Luhrs. 8vo. Beige illus. cloth. 47 p . Fine in lightly soiled & worn d/j. Tale, set in North Carolina of early 1900's, of Uncle Hiram who traveled with a circus because he had the longest beard in the world and what happened when he had to substitute for Santa Claus at the Christmas speaking at the village church

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36.
HUBLER, Richard  
The Cristianis

Publisher: London:Jarrolds, (1967).
B/w photo illus. 8vo. Black cloth, stamped in silver. 220 p . First Edition. Fine in price-clipped d/j, which is lightly worn at extremities. Saga of one of the greatest families in circus history, known for horse and acrobatic acts

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37.
Jamieson, David and Sandy Davidson  
The Colorful World of the Circus

Publisher: Octopus London, 1980.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket, Hardcover. ISBN: 0706412281 In DJ; Illus cl boards. Color photos. Index; 4to; 96 pages

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38.
JENNINGS, Gary  
Parades! Celebrations and Circuses on the March

Publisher: Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1966).
Illus. with b/w photos. Small 4to. Green cloth, stamped in gilt. 150p. Bibliographical Note. Index . First Edition. Fine in lightly faded d/j, with light wear at extremities. Colorful account of the history and lore of parades, past and present

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39.
JENNINGS, Gary  
Parades! Celebrations and Circuses on the March

Publisher: Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1966).
B/w photo illus. Small 4to. Green cloth, stamped in gilt. 150p. Bibliographical Note. Index . 1st ed. Fine in d/j which is lightly worn at extremities.

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40.
Keller, George  
HERE, KELLER - TRAIN THIS
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Publisher: Random House New York 1961.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. ; The true story of a college professor who became a lion tamer. ; 246 pages

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41.
KELLOGG, Steven  
Mike Fink - A Tall Tale Retold...

Publisher: New York: Morrow, (1992).
Color illus. by the author. 4to. Glossy pictorial boards. Unpaginated . First Edition ("1"). SIGNED with an ink drawing of an alligator by Kellogg on the verso of the front free endpaper. Fine in Fine d/j. Mike Fink, King of the frontier Keelboatmen - strong, rowdy men who floated cargo down the Missouri, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans

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42.
Kober, A. H.  
CIRCUS NIGHTS AND CIRCUS DAYS: EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF A CIRCUS MAN. Translated by Claud W. Sykes.

Publisher: William Morrow & Co., New York: 1931.
Hardcover. Very Good. black cloth, 240 pages. This book is in very good shape; binding slightly smudged, former owner's blindstamp on front free endpaper, bottom corners of pages 157-170 creased, but otherwise clean & bright internally with a strong binding.

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43.
Kuhn, Walt  
Fifty Paintings by Walt Kuhn with comments by Paul Bird.

Studio Pubs., NY c.1940, 7-1/2"x10", cloth, very soiled & stained covers, ow G $

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44.
Lano, David.  
A Wandering Showman, I.

Publisher: East Lansing MI: Michigan State University Press, 1957..
First Edition Octavo, about 9.5 inches tall, in red cloth. 290 pages. The author's personal recollections of his 75 years in traveling circuses. The inside is clean, bright and sound but a bookstore tag (Texas) on the rear pastedown. The covers show minor extremity wear. The jacket is complete and just mildly edge worn with a one-inch closed tear at the top front panel. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ Dustjacket

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45.
MANNING, Paul  
Clown

Publisher: New York: Macmillan, (1988).
Color illus. by Nicola Bayley. 24mo. White cloth-backed lavender boards. Unpaginated . Merry-Go-Rhymes Series. First American edition ("1"). FINE in FINE d/j. Simple rhymes with glowing pictures of Peekaboo the clown

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46.
Manning-Sanders, Ruth  
The English Circus

Publisher: London, Werner Laurie,1952.
358 p.illus. 22 cm. The English circus tradition goes back several centuries. One ring tent troupes tour the country. I saw one at Oxford and it reminded me of the small shows I remember as a boy. Not your huge three-ring spectacular where you want to see it all, but the intimate version where you are aware of the run in the stocking and the depth of makeup from close up. Stock# 30,001. Vg/ dj vg.

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47.
McVicar, Wes.  
Clown Act Omnibus.

Publisher: New York: Association Press, 1960..
First Edition Octavo, about 7.5 inches (19 cm) tall, in beige cloth, spine lettered in red. 256 pages illustrated by a few line drawings. A how-to for the amateur with 269 acts and stunts carefully explained. A pristine, clean, unworn copy. The jacket is complete but for a small chip at the head of the spine, and a small piece missing at the point of a two-inch accordion tear at the upper front cover. Otherwise the most minimal extremity wear but bright and clean. Hardcover Hardcover Fine in Very Good Minus Dustjacket

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48.
Monestier, Martin  
Human Oddities: A Book of Nature's Anomalies

Publisher: Citadel Pr 1987-10-01.
Condition: Good+. Paperback. ISBN: 0806510218. GOOD+. Blue glossy photo-illustrated wraps, bagged for protection, approx. 8.5'' x 11'', very light shelf wear.

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49.
MORRIS, Ron  
Wallenda: A Biography of Karl Wallenda

Publisher: Chatham, N.Y.: Sagarin Press, (1976).
B/w photo illus.. 8vo. Orange cloth, stamped in gilt. 182 p . First Edition. Fine in near Fine d/j, which is lightly soiled & worn at top & base of spine. The Great Wallendas, highwire act extrodinaire, their triumphs and tragedies, their leader, Karl Wallenda

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50.
No Author.  
THE VALUABLE COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON THE CIRCUS, FORMED BY THE LAGE J. VAN DOVEREN, ESQ., WHICH WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION BY SOTHEBY & CO.

Publisher: Sotheby & Co., London: 1970.
Paperback. Very Good. green stapled wraps, 36 pages. The book is in very good shape, with a tight binding & sharp corners.

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51.
O'NAN STEWART  
THE CIRCUS FIRE

Publisher: N. Y.: DOUBLEDAY, 2000.
Fine Soft cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. TRADE WRAPS. ADVANCE READING COPY. SMALL CREASE ON FR. OF COVER

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52.
PICKARD, Edith A  
Mammals of Circus and Zoo

Publisher: Sacramento: California State Department of Education, (1937).
Including a Curriculum Unit on Mammals of Circus and Zoo Developed in the Saratoga Union School. Illus. with b/w photos. 8vo. Wraps. iii, 57 p . Science Guide for Elementary Schools, Vol. III, No. 6. 1st ed. "Fresno County Free Library School Department" stamp on first leaf, similar stamp partially erased on front cover. Minor wear at edges; else very good.

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53.
Pintauro, Joseph.  
One Circus, 3 Rings, Forever and Ever Hooray!

Publisher: Harper & Row [c1969]. "First Edition".
[96] unnumbered pages, color illus.; 16 cm. "...songs and poems that splash themselves across these pages in brilliant color". Color pictorial dj soiled, clipped, ink inscription on flyleaf; good. stock#44164/drk.

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54.
Plowden, Gene  
Merle Evans Maestro of the Circus

Seeman Pub., Miami, c.1971, 8vo., cloth, 154pp., many photos., VG- $

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55.
Rizzoli  
Cirque Du Soleil
 Picture
Publisher: Rizzoli 1993-11-15.
Condition: Good+. Jacket condition: /Good. Hardcover. ISBN: 0847817938. GOOD+/GOOD. Black illustrated paperback with clear plastic covers, bagged for protection, approx. 9.5'' x 11.5'', faded jacket, chips/creases to corners and edges, shelf wear.

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56.
SCHREIBER, Georges  
Bambino Goes Home

Publisher: New York: Viking Press, (1959).
Color illus. by the artist. Small 4to. Rust-colored cloth. 29 p . First Edition. Fine in d/j which is lightly worn at extremities & with a few 1/4'' chips. Bambino the Clown is back again! This time, on the ship taking him back to Italy, he meets Jimmy, who is fearful about being in a strange land where he cannot speak the language

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57.
Senelick, Laurence Illustrator: Illustrated by Bill Yenne  
CAVALCADE OF CLOWNS
 Picture
Publisher: Bellerophon Books San Francisco, CA 1977.
Reprint Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; Unpaginated pages

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58.
SMITH, Charlotte Curtis  
Bob Knight's Diary with the Circus

Publisher: New York: Dutton, (1922, © 1908).
Illustrated with drawings by Bob. 12mo. Green pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt. 218 p . 2nd printing. Fine in d.w. which is fine save for a few short edge tears.

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59.
Snowberg, Richard Snowflake  
CLOWN IN YOU A Basic Textbook
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Publisher: Visual Magic La Crosse, WI 1988.
Third Edition Spiral bound Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear, cover is worn; B&W Illustrations; 119 pages

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60.
Spier, Peter.  
Peter Spier's Circus!

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1992..
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm. "A Doubleday book for young readers." A traveling circus arrives, sets up its village of tents, performs for the crowd, and then moves on again. From the front cover lining with a billboard announcing the coming circus to the rear where the billboard is torn and tattered, the Dutch artist gives his delightfully detailed and humorous touch to circus life. Stock# 43,508. Fine, illustrated boards. .

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61.
Stark, Mabel & Gertrude Orr.  
HOLD THAT TIGER.

Publisher: Caxton Printers, Caldwell, ID: 1940.
Hardcover. Very Good. orange illustrated cloth, 248 pages. This book is in very good shape; small spot of soil on front board, corners lightly bumped, former owner's name & blindstamp on front free endpaper, small ink marks on pages 176 & 247-248, but otherwise clean and sharp all around.

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62.
Taylor, Robert Lewis  
CENTER RING The People of the Circus
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Publisher: Doubleday Garden City, NY 1956.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket; DJ is worn and torn at edges. DJ has tear in spine. DJ price clipped. ; 250 pages

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63.
TEARLE PEGGY  
CIRCUS TOYS

Publisher: THE DRYAD PRESS, 1955, LEICESTERSHIRE.
Very Good Soft cover, SECOND EDITION 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 60 PAGES, WITH PATTERN INCLUDED IN REAR POCKET

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64.
Toole-Stott, Raymond.  
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS ON THE CIRCUS IN ENGLISH FROM 1773 TO 1964.

Publisher: Harpur and Sons (Derby) Ltd., Derby, UK: 1964.
Hardcover. Near Fine, Dust Jacket Very Good+. 1st edition, red cloth, 80 pages. This book is in excellent shape, clean & bright, with sharp corners and a tight binding. Dust Jacket price-clipped, lightly soiled, now protected in mylar cover.

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65.
Wallace, Irving Illustrator: Illustrated by Black and White Photos  
FABULOUS SHOWMAN The Life and Times of P. T. Barnum

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf New York NY 1959.
Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; 279 pages

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66.
Waters, John  
Pandemonium: Freaks Magicians & Movie Stars Special

Publisher: Living Color Productions 1989-06-01.
Condition: Very Good. Paperback. ISBN: 0962223905. vg. black-and-white photo-illustrated glossy wraps, approx. 8.5'' x 11'', light shelf wear, small chips to corners, bagged for protection.

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67.
WELLS, Helen  
Barnum: Showman of America

Publisher: New York: David McKay Co., (1957).
B/w illus. by Leonard Vosburgh. Small 8vo. Green cloth, stamped in black. 239 p. Bibliography. Index . First Edition. Very small, light bump at heel of spine; else Fine in d.w. which il lightly faded at spine & worn at extremities. A biography for young adults, based on Barnum's voluminous writings

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68.
Westervelt, Leonidas, 1879-1952, Illustrated by: Half-tone  
The Circus in Literature: An Outline of Its Development and a Bibliography with Notes
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Publisher: Privately Printed New York 1931.
Frontis., [4], 88 p. No. 20 of 300 ltd. ed. Bound in red cloth with title in black on spine and front board. Glassine dust jacket with very few mars. Uncut, UNOPENED. Based on the author's personal collection, p. 1-38 is a history of the circus followed by a subject bibliography. Westervelt, a playwright, novelist, and screen writer, was interested in circus history and P.T. Barnum in particular. His Barnum collection was donated to the New-York Historical Society and formed the core of its circus collection.. DJ Good+. Cloth Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Privately Printed

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69.
WINDISCH, Ida Adelaide  
My Life in Show Business

Publisher: New York: Vantage Press, (1954).
8vo. Boards. 67 p . 1st ed. SIGNED. Fine in lightly worn d.w., with a few short internally mended tears. The "story of the Windisch Family, famed circus aerialists"

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70.
WIRT, Mildred A.  
The Brownie Scouts in the Circus

Publisher: New York: Cupples and Leon, (1949).
B/w illus. & color d/j by Marguerite Gayer. Small 8vo. Orange boards. 212p . #2 in the Brownie Scout Series. Very light wear extremities; else Fine in lightly worn & soiled d/j.

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71.
WOOD, Charles  
Drawing at the Circus

Publisher: New York: Studio Publications, (1953).
B/w illus. by the author. How to Draw Series. Fine in price clipped, lightly soiled d/j.

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72.
Yarnell, Agnes  
Circus World. Sculpture and Poetry by Agnes Yarnell. Photography by Burt Kinzel and Robert Green

Publisher: Bryn Mawr, Pa., Dorrance, 1982.
2 leaves, 91 p. ”The universal appeal of clowns and the imaginative variety of clown types-- the playful, the pitiful, the tipsy, the harlequin, the hobo." Ms Yarnall seems to work in bronze. Her inscription is on the front flyleaf. Stock#23134. Vg/vg.

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