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PETER'S PONY: A FUZZY WUZZY BOOK
Racine, Wis.: Whitman Publishing, 1954. Color illustrations. 4to. Pictorial wraps. Unpaginated . #2058:25. Wear at extremities, cover separating 4" at heel of spine. Good. Uncommon.

Price: $20.00

Peter Pony escapes his rocking horse existence to join the circus!

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CARROUSEL ART: A MAGAZINE FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE MERRY-GO-ROUNDS No. 23 (November, 1983) . Library stamps on front cover & table of contents page; else about fine.

Price: $20.00

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Circus Boy
(ANGLUND, Joan Walsh, color illus.). Shapiro, Irwin
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1957). Small sqare 8vo. Pictorial boards . Little Golden Book #290. 1st ed. ("A"). Lightly worn at extremities; else Near Fine.

Price: $40.00

Based on the popular Circus Boy television program

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Topsy-Turvies: Pictures to Stretch the Imagination
(ANNO, Mitsumasa, color illus.). Anno, Mitsumasa
New York: Weatherhill, 1981 (c. 1970). Small 4to. Pictorial boards. 27p . 8th printing. Fine in near Fine d/j.

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A magical circus with Pepe the Clown as your guide

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Three Circus Days
(HAUMAN, Doris & George, color illus.). Turpin, Edna
New York: Macmillan, 1935. 12mo. Blue cloth, stamped in yellow. 96 p . First Edition. Lightly worn at extremities, name & address front free endpaper; else Very Good in soiled, edgeworn d/j. Uncommon.

Price: $25.00

Three circus stories for children that have just learned to read. Charmingly illustrated by the Haumans

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Liverwurst Is Missing
(KELLOGG, Steven, Color illus). Mayer, Mercer
NY:Morrow. (l981). 4to. Morrow Eagle Library Edition pictorial cloth . First Edition. Fine in Fine d/j.

Price: $30.00

Liverwurst, the baby rhinosterwurst and star of the Zanzibus Circus has been lured away with mushrooms, his favorite food!

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Here Comes The Circus
(SUBA, Susanne, B/w illus. with hot pink accents). Moses, Horace S
Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1941. lst Ed. Sm.4to. 47p. Glossary of Circus Terms . Mustard yellow illus. cloth. Fine in d/j lt.wear extremities.

Price: $45.00

Takes the audience behind the scenes. Author performed as a clown in the ring to gather material for this factual yet exciting book. Illustrations were done "on the spot"

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The Big Book of the Real Circus
BREWSTER, Benjamin and Felix Sutton
NY: Grosset&Dunlap. 1958. Color illus. Gail Phillips and James Schucker. 4to. Pictorial boards . Very light wear heel spine, else Fine.

Price: $20.00

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Black Lightning : The Story of a Leopard
CLARK, Denis
NY: Viking. 1954.. B/w illus. by G. Gifford Ambler. lst Am. Edition. Name/date frt.endpp(under d/j flap), else Fine in lt.sunned/soiled d/j, wear tips spine.

Price: $25.00

Story of a raven-black leopard on the island of Ceylon who is captured and sold to a circus, freed and rerturned to his place of birth

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My Life With the Big Cats
COURT, Alfred
NY: S&S. l955. lst prtg. B/w photo illus. Paper slt.browning, as usual. Slightly faded at spine, else near Fine.

Price: $18.50

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When Pierrot Was Young
DUMAS, Alexandre
London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1975. B/w & color illus. by Peter Farmer, distinguished artist and stage designer. English translation by Douglas Munto, a Dumas scholar. Small 4to. Pictorial boards. 88 p . 1st printing. Lightly worn at bottom edge & head of spine, bookplate on front paste-down; else near FINE in near Fine, price clipped d/j.

Price: $25.00

Pierrot's extraordinary adventures in the strange fairy-tale court of Bohemia. Here he fell hopelessly in love with the beautiful Princess Fluet-d'Amandier, was the victim of the machinations of an evil courtier & was saved from peril by his own resourcefulness & the magic of a water-fairy

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Circus Parade: Stories of the Big Top
FENNER, Phyllis R, ed
New York: Alfred Knopf. 1954. B/w illus. by Lee Ames. Small 4to. Mustard-colored cloth, stamped in black. 174 p . First Edition. Fine in d.w. which is lightly soiled & worn at extremities.

Price: $22.50

Stories about circus animals & circus people written by distinguished writers: Laura Benét, Hugh Lofting, Noel Streatfield, Frances Clarke Sayers, Edward Fenton, Carol Ryrie Brink, et al

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Five Girls Who Dared: The Girlhood Stories of Five Courageous Girls as Told by Themselves
FERRIS, Helen , collector
NY: Macmillan. 1931. B/w illus. Allan McNab. 8vo. 270p . 1st Ed. Orange illus. cloth. Inscrpt.frt.endpp. Near Fine.

Price: $25.00

Stories of Amelia Earhart, Grand Duchess Marie of Russia, Josephine De Mott Robinson who grew up as a bareback rider in the circus circa 1870/80s, Louis de Koven Bowen of Chicago and Elisabeth Marbury

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Ranjit of the Circus Ring
FREELING, Anne
NY: Roy Pub. (1959).. B/w illus. by Pat Marriott. Small 8vo. Green boards stamped in gold with golden image of clown on front cover . First American Edition. Very light wear at extremities; else FINE in price-clipped lightly worn near Fine d/j.

Price: $17.50

Ranjit was billed as a prince and dressed like one - in the circus ring. But outside the ring, he was just an ordinary little Hindu boy with a passion for animals and love for Lotus, his performing chimp. Well researched and etailed picture of life in a small English circus

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Tim Tomkins, Circus Boy
FRIEDMAN, Rose
New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, (1952). Color illus. by Polly Jackson. Sqare 8vo. Cloth-backed boards . 1st ed. ( "A"). Lightly worn at extremities; else Fine in lightly worn d/j, with 1/2' tears at extremities & a 2" fade mark at head of spine.

Price: $25.00

Happy glimpse of circus life as seen through the eyes of a small boy

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Roger The Rosin Back.
GARBUTT, Bernard
New York: Hastings House, (1961). B/w illus. with red accents by the author. Oblong small 4to. Tan pictorial cloth. 48 p . First Edition. Near Fine.

Price: $15.00

Roger was big white horse who grew up in Missoula, Montana and joined the circus. He pulled the heavy circus wagons and then got promoted to "rosin back" with the Flying Bamindini Family,a troop of bareback riders

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Why the Rope Went Tight
GASCOIGNE, Bamber
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., (1981). Color illus. by Christina Gascoigne. Small 4to. Pictorial boards. Unpaginated . First U.S. Edition. Fine in near fine d/j, which is very lightly worn at extemities.

Price: $30.00

Rollicking tale set at a circus, complete with tattooed man, acrobatic ladies and roaring lion. The author is a well known British author and broadcaster

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The Giant Alexander and the Circus
HERRMANN, Frank
New York: McGraw Hill, (1966). B/w & color illus. by George Him. Small 4to. Orange cloth. Unpaginated . 1st American ed. Fine in near Fine d/j.

Price: $40.00

Alexander is the sixty-foot-high giant...he looks rather fierce but isn't really. In this new story he joins the circus, draws in the crowds and proves a huge success

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The Longest Beard in the World
HOOD, Flora
San Carlos, Calif.: Golden Gate Books, (1962). B/w illus with orange accents by Henry Luhrs. 8vo. Beige illus. cloth. 47 p . Fine in lightly soiled & worn d/j.

Price: $25.00

Tale, set in North Carolina of early 1900's, of Uncle Hiram who traveled with a circus because he had the longest beard in the world and what happened when he had to substitute for Santa Claus at the Christmas speaking at the village church

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The Cristianis
HUBLER, Richard
London:Jarrolds, (1967). B/w photo illus. 8vo. Black cloth, stamped in silver. 220 p . First Edition. Fine in price-clipped d/j, which is lightly worn at extremities.

Price: $22.50

Saga of one of the greatest families in circus history, known for horse and acrobatic acts

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