Maplewood, NJ: Hammond, Inc., 1972. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1st edition (no printing statement), small 4to, navy cloth, 93 pages, color and b/w illustrations, glossary, bibliography. Condition: NEAR FINE book / NEAR FINE jacket: like new, jacket is clipped at the top, but price is at the bottom unclipped. Offers brief profiles of famous circus personalities such as P. T. Barnum and the Ringling Brothers, Tom Thumb, Clyde Beatty, Annie Oakley, and various clowns, as well as a short history of the origins of the circus. Portraits and classic circus posters from many sources add to the enjoyment.