Circus: A World History
Rupert Croft-Cooke and Peter Cotes
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ISBN Number: 0236400517
Hardback with dustjacket
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Publication Date: 1976, first edition
Paul Elek Ltd

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 colour plates.

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.

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