circus

Wonders of the Circus

Marvellous scenes of trained animals from the late 1800's. Three sections illustrated with 48 color-tinted images:

- Visit to the Circus: Dancing Horse Act, Trick Horses at Dinner, Eight Horse Riding Act, Bareback Drum Act, and many Bareback riding tricks;
- Monkeys' Circus: The Band at the Door, Toby Spinning the Dishes, Miss Lily's Ride, and other monkeys performing human circus acts, including a dinner which seems to be working out better than the Horses';
- Wonderful Performing Dogs: Performing Poodles, the Wheelbarrow Ride, and other amazing tricks by fully clothed small dogs with some Newfoundlands obligingly playing the role of Dogs.

Interesting pencil inscriptions and poem written by Daisy Maud Watkins as a young child who received this book for Christmas in 1885 and moved to Logan, Ohio in 1886.

$750.00

 

22525 Santa's Circus in box. White Plains Greeting Card Corp. Copyright 1952

Santa's Circus.

Unique in that every toy is completely present and in perfect condition... even the life saver retains its cellophane wrap and has not stuck to the opposite page as is usually the case. The magic pencil and the clown clicker nose are present! Ellie Elephant's 60 year old balloon "trunk" has hardened, not sticky, and thus there is no damage to the facing text. A beautiful example of the novelty books of the 40's and 50's designed to be used as toys.

$285.00

 

20250 Tonio the Great by Moers ill by Wilkon

Tonio the Great.

When Tonio the great circus high wire artist suddenly becomes afraid, his clown friend solves the problem. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

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$10.00

 

Hello, Irina by Dietlind Blech.

Hello, Irina.

Blocky gouache paintings tell the story of Irina, a chestnut Russian horse, who ran away with a French circus in search of the wild white horses of the Camargue. NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.

$20.00

 

Circus Baby Petershams Macmillan 1950, 1st or early.

The Circus Baby.

In one of the Petersham's most charming books, Mother Elephant tries to teach her baby to eat at the table, just as her friends the clown family do. She herself is too big to fit at all and the baby makes a mess just as the clowns arrive! NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.

$125.00

 

Circus Shoes by Noel Streatfeild / Floethe, ill. Random 1939/1938, 1st US print

Circus Shoes.

Peter and Santa run away to join an unsuspecting uncle in Cob's Circus. Note: This book has been sold.

$100.00

 

22288 Kasperl mit der winduhr. - Mühlenweg, Fritz and Elisabeth. (1959/1956)

Kasperl mit der winduhr.

The adventures of the puppet Kasperl, here a boy, and Mucki the evil magician in the circus and in Africa. Drawings on every page, most in colour. Some stereotypes.

$75.00

 

21559 VerySmallTaleofTwoVerySmallBears by Grosvenor

The Very Small Tale of Two Very Small Bears (The Story of Two Little Bears on top board).

Sold away from their parents' circus to be trained by a drunken clown, the little bears manage to escape, and, after a long search on their bicycles, encounter Mr. and Mrs. Bruin on the beach. Darling little bears, gentle humour, happy ending. One of only two books by the California teacher and artist, Fredrika or Frederica Grosvenor, somewhat in the style of G. H. Thompson, with finer line and minimal clothing. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

$80.00

 

When the Circus Comes to Town Whitman late 20's early 30's

When the Circus Comes to Town.

A very stylish panorama with distinctive colouration and line, well constructed. A workman pastes circus sign on a billboard as children watch, then we see the attractions of the circus, one by one. Unattributed artist.

$195.00

 

Pierrot and his Friends in the Circus (Pierrot und seine Freunde im Zircus).

Amusing circus pictures in crayon by a Swiss artist and illustrator, in his first American book for children.

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$25.00

 

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