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Officieele gids. Het Boek der Wonderen in Barnum en Bailey's grootste Bezienswaardigheid op Aarde. Met uitvoerige beschrijvingen der Wondermenschen en zeldzame dieren. by  Clarence L Dean - 1901 - from Black Dog Rare Books (SKU: 64)

Officieele gids. Het Boek der Wonderen in Barnum en Bailey's grootste Bezienswaardigheid op Aarde. Met uitvoerige beschrijvingen der Wondermenschen en zeldzame dieren.

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Officieele gids. Het Boek der Wonderen in Barnum en Bailey's grootste Bezienswaardigheid op Aarde. Met uitvoerige beschrijvingen der Wondermenschen en zeldzame dieren.

by Dean, Clarence L

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Clarence L. Dean. Officieele gids. Het Boek der Wonderen in Barnum en Bailey's grootste Bezienswaardigheid op Aarde. Met uitvoerige beschrijvingen der Wondermenschen en zeldzame dieren. Barnum & Bailey (printed in Vienna by J. Weiner), 1901. (25,5 x 18,5 cm). 44 pp. With a plan and many other illustrations in the text. Stapled in original coloured wrappers (the back wrapper being a voucher that could be exchanged for a tube of toothpaste!). In very good condition, with the wrappers only very lightly soiled and dog-eared.

The wonderful official 1901 guide, in Dutch, of the famous Barnum & Bailey circus, "The Greatest Show on Earth", in vibrant original wrappers.

The circus toured the Netherlands in 1901, starting with Groningen on August 31. In September the show visited another 11 cities in The Netherlands, including Leeuwarden, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Den Haag en Rotterdam.
This guide shows the menagerie with elephants, tigers, kangaroos, zebras, hippos, tapirs and many other exotic animals. Perhaps even more intriguing are the 'human wonders': the sideshow performers or 'freaks'. The performers portrayed include Jo-Jo 'the Dog-Faced-Man', Annie Jones 'the bearded child', Charles B. Tripp 'the armless wonder', heavily tattooed Frank Howard, the albino Rob Roy, a sword-swallower and several others.

Circus-bibliotheek Hartmans 596.

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Bookseller
Black Dog Rare Books NL (NL)
Bookseller Inventory #
64
Title
Officieele gids. Het Boek der Wonderen in Barnum en Bailey's grootste Bezienswaardigheid op Aarde. Met uitvoerige beschrijvingen der Wondermenschen en zeldzame dieren.
Author
Dean, Clarence L
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Place of Publication
Vienna
Date published
1901
Keywords
Circus, Barnum & Bailey, Freaks, Sideshow
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Circus;

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Dedicated to the weird and wonderful, Black Dog Rare Books was established in December 2018 by Steven de Joode. Based in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, we offer quirky, unusual, interesting and rare books and ephemera from four centuries.Steven has a BA (Hons.) in German and an MA (Hons.) in Book and Manuscript Studies (University of Amsterdam). Having worked as a bibliographer at the National Library of the Netherlands and as a cataloger and dealer at Antiquariaat Forum, Steven has broad experience in the world of rare books.If you have any queries, wants or comments, please get in touch.

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