Route Book of Ringling Bros. [ Brothers ] Shows 1882-1914.
Ringling Bros. Shows
No date, no publisher. ca. 1915. First edition. Very good in pebbled brown cloth with gilt lettering and chrysanthemum designs on spine. Brown floral designs with gilt accents on creme paper as endpapers. Some browning and spotting to page edges, light scuffing to boards. 243 p. citing stops day by day and year by year. A very scarce route book of the early days of the most famous American circus. Includes Yankee Robinson, Forepaugh & Sells, & Buffalo Bill's Wild West (1908-1909 only). OCLC shows one copy, at Texas, though I believe Princeton also has a copy if their finding aid online is correct. An excellent reference. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 15450)