Theatrical and Circus Life; or, Secrets of the Stage, Green-Room and Sawdust Arena

St. Louis, MO: Sun Publishing Co., 1882. First edition. Hardcover w/illustrated front board. Thick octavo (standard size). Some wear to edges and corners, Book has been repaired, with text block relaxed and rebacked, new innder hinge inserted. New cloth spine added whith design in a complimntary historical manner. Original spine preserved at rear pastedown. Pencil notes on first pastedown. 608 p. w/ 7 of 8 chromolithographs present (Marion Elmore is missing). Colorfully covers theatre and circus life from Shakespeare to "modern" day, with an emphasis on America, woman, and famous or unusual acts. Includes black face minstrelsy, stage door guards, make up, posters and advertising, etc. An entertaining book, esp. if one enjoys good stories over certifiable facts. Good. Item #18711

Price: $150.00

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