Prince Miller was a showman, involved in a range of exhibitions and
theatricals. His record of achievements veered between being a
moderately successful theatrical manager, and a bankrupt, who spent
some time in debtor’s jail. Throughout his long professional life,
he continued to return to some of his core skills, which included
conjuring, Punch and Judy, and marionettes. Miller’s account of his
life, largely as a travelling showman, has been out of print for
over 150 years. This publication brings together Miller’s lively
text, a new essay on Miller and his life, and additional information
on his children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren,
particularly those who became involved with theatricals.
With over 350 pages, the book has been fully-indexed, along with the
addition of a genealogical chart, and 39 illustrations, some of
which are being published for the first time.