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A superb history of fairground travellers in the early 20th century with lots of interesting photos
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A history, from 1800, of a family of fairground travellers and the part they played in the development of fairs and popular entertainment. With many previously unpublished photographs of performers, fairground rides, traction engines, circuses, travelling menageries and bioscopes.
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Book Description Green Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Crisp and clean with no inscriptions. Unclipped dustjacket. 192 pages, well illustrated. We have a collection of Fairground related books. Please ask us for details. Size: 8" x 10". Hard Cover. Seller Inventory # 040037
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Corners a little bumped, some creasing top edge of dust jacket ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 0.79 x 9.76 x 7.64 Inches; 192 pages; This liberally illustrated book chronicles the performers who traveled from town to town, appearing at fairgrounds. The author examines their lives starting in the early 19th century. Seller Inventory # 15060
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Almost as New. Dust Jacket Condition: Almost as New. B/w photographs (illustrator). 1st Edition. Looks unread to inside with no inscriptions. The dust jacket is not price clipped and has a very slight crease to the bottom back edge. Lavishly illustrated with over one hundred and sixty photographs. ". details the history of the Freeman-Biddslls' Temples of Magic and Pepper's Ghost Illusion Show, their marionettes and joey ponies, circuses and clowns . acrobats tumble . steam road locomotives founder in mud and bioscopes flicker living pictures onto linen sheets set up in the open air." These travelling showfolk were celebrated in Widsmith, the earliest poem in the English language. Broadleaf Books is a second handbook in Abergavenny, South Wales. Enquiries and visits are very welcome. hst. Seller Inventory # 191977
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002923120