This is a picture-text book
illustrating the history of the circus from ancient times to the
present (1976). There is a section on: Origins of the Circus;
Astley's Amphitheatre; Barnum and Ballyhoo; The Parade Goes By; Acts
and Accidents; Clowns; The Cult of the Circus. In the appendices
there is a section on circus slang, music, films and plays,
bibliography and index. A wonderful big book for the person who
cannot wait until the "circus comes to town".
200 monochrome illustrations, plus 60
Condition: Cover is in very good condition, with some tears. Few
inscriptions, otherwise inside pages are in very good condition,
solid. Photos available upon request. Click on image above for
larger photo showing condition.