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BARNUM, Werner, M. R
1 BARNUM Werner, M. R
Garden City, New York Garden City Publishing Company 1927 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 381 pages; And original gray cloth, published 1927; 0 21621 
Price: 14.05 USD
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2 CIRCUS PARADE, DJ 1ST ED H527 Fenner, Selected by Phyllis R.
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; CIRCUS PARADE. Stories Of The Big Top. Selected By Phyllis R. Fenner , New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First Thus, Cloth, hard bound with dustjacket, Very Good/Very Good, Tall 8vo 177 pages, illustrated. Illus trated by Lee Ames, Circus CLOWNS; 0 367 
Price: 23.34 USD
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LARGE LOT OF CIRCUS EPHEMERA - PHOTOS, EPHEMERA & BOOKS, Various
3 LARGE LOT OF CIRCUS EPHEMERA - PHOTOS, EPHEMERA & BOOKS Various
Various 1950-1980 Leaves Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photographs; From the Collection of C. P. (Chappie) Fox, founder & director of the Circus World Museum, Baraboo, WI; perhaps the foremost circus historian & author. Incl over 50 8 x 10 photos, (8) books & pamphlets relating to the circus - most inscribed to C. P. Fox by their authors & bearing Fox's ownership signature. Press release memos etc. Ca 1950-1980. Interesting archive. 14 pounds. ; 14 36206 
Price: 1128.00 USD
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OLD-TIME CIRCUS POSTERS, SIX COLORFUL, AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTIONS: EACH RESPLENDENT AND SPECTACULAR REPRODUCTION IS AND EYE FEAST OF BEAUTY THAT CAPTURES ALL THE UNPARALLELED TO THE MAGNIFICENCE OF THE ORIGINAL POSTER [LBC], May not be noted.
4 OLD-TIME CIRCUS POSTERS, SIX COLORFUL, AUTHENTIC REPRODUCTIONS: EACH RESPLENDENT AND SPECTACULAR REPRODUCTION IS AND EYE FEAST OF BEAUTY THAT CAPTURES ALL THE UNPARALLELED TO THE MAGNIFICENCE OF THE ORIGINAL POSTER [LBC] May not be noted.
Circus World Museum 1960 Paper folder Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Elephant Folio 23" ; Toning to margin edges of posters. Otherwise fine condition with very bright colors and interesting subjects. Posters printed 1960 or so and a collection put together 1961. Your satisfaction fully guaranteed as always; 4 20909 
Price: 37.55 USD
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5 THE JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART RINGLING MUSEUMS May not be noted.
Dept of State Paperback As New with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 40+ pages; As new paper covers and bright colored orints, drwaings and illustrations from the museum. ; 0 2180 
Price: 14.05 USD
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THE RINGLING MUSEUMS IN SARASOTA The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the John and Mable Ringling Residence, the Museum of the American Circus , Owned and Operated by the State of Florida, May not be noted.
6 THE RINGLING MUSEUMS IN SARASOTA The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the John and Mable Ringling Residence, the Museum of the American Circus , Owned and Operated by the State of Florida May not be noted.
State of Florida 1950 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6"; A small booklet group of photos. Also several pieces of vintage ephemera including a couple of quite interesting photos, one from the 1940's and one from the turn of the century. ; 0 16090 
Price: 37.55 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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