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PETER'S PONY: A FUZZY WUZZY BOOK

Color illustrations. Racine, Wis.: Whitman Publishing, 1954. 4to. Pictorial wraps. Unpaginated . #2058:25. Wear at extremities, cover separating 4" at heel of spine. Good. Uncommon. [44102] (show more)

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. [75241] (show more)

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. [8229] (show more)

Price: $40.00

Based on the popular Circus Boy television program.

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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. [51939] (show more)

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. [16713] (show more)

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. [6167] (show more)

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. [13898] (show more)

Price: $20.00

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Black Lightning : The Story of a Leopard
CLARK, Denis

B/w illus. by G. Gifford Ambler. NY: Viking. 1954.. lst Am. Edition. Name/date frt.endpp(under d/j flap), else Fine in lt.sunned/soiled d/j, wear tips spine. [4017] (show more)

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. [2576] (show more)

Price: $18.50

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When Pierrot Was Young
DUMAS, Alexandre

B/w & color illus. by Peter Farmer, distinguished artist and stage designer. English translation by Douglas Munto, a Dumas scholar. London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1975. 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. [55140] (show more)

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

B/w illus. by Lee Ames. New York: Alfred Knopf. 1954. Small 4to. Mustard-colored cloth, stamped in black. 174 p. First Edition. Fine in d.w. which is lightly soiled & worn at extremities. [54282] (show more)

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. [5556] (show more)

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

B/w illus. by Pat Marriott. NY: Roy Pub. (1959).. 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. [55138] (show more)

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

Color illus. by Polly Jackson. New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, (1952). 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. [7421] (show more)

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

B/w illus. with red accents by the author. New York: Hastings House, (1961). Oblong small 4to. Tan pictorial cloth. 48 p. First Edition. Near Fine. [54587] (show more)

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

Color illus. by Christina Gascoigne. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., (1981). Small 4to. Pictorial boards. Unpaginated. First U.S. Edition. Fine in near fine d/j, which is very lightly worn at extemities. [65492] (show more)

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

B/w & color illus. by George Him. New York: McGraw Hill, (1966). Small 4to. Orange cloth. Unpaginated. 1st American ed. Fine in near Fine d/j. [32704] (show more)

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

B/w illus with orange accents by Henry Luhrs. San Carlos, Calif.: Golden Gate Books, (1962). 8vo. Beige illus. cloth. 47 p . Fine in lightly soiled & worn d/j. [12719] (show more)

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

B/w photo illus. London:Jarrolds, (1967). 8vo. Black cloth, stamped in silver. 220 p. First Edition. Fine in price-clipped d/j, which is lightly worn at extremities. [54283] (show more)

Price: $22.50

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

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Parades! Celebrations and Circuses on the March
JENNINGS, Gary

Illus. with b/w photos. Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1966). Small 4to. Green cloth, stamped in gilt. 150p. Bibliographical Note. Index. First Edition. Fine in lightly faded d/j, with light wear at extremities. [54588] (show more)

Price: $22.50

Colorful account of the history and lore of parades, past and present.

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