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TSIRK
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TSIRK

By MARSHAK, S.

LEBEDEV, V.. (LEBEDEV,VLADIMIR) illus. TSIRK [THE CIRCUS] by Samuel Marshak. [St. Petersburg]: Raduga 1925. 4to, pictorial. wraps, two small edge chips, several small closed tears, paper scrape scrape on one page, VG+. First edition of this Constructivist picture book with verse by Marshak and fabulous color lithographs of circus scenes by Lebedev. One of Lebedev's most famous books. See MoMA: Russian Avant Garde Book p.172-3, Leveque: p.158.

$3750.00

GOLLIWOGG'S CIRCUS

By UPTON, BERTHA

UPTON, FLORENCE. (UPTON,FLORENCE)illus. THE GOLLIWOGG'S CIRCUS by Bertha Upton. London: Longmans Green 1903. Oblong 4to (11 x 8 5/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips rubbed and 3 tiny archival margin mends, else tight, clean and near Fine. 1st ed. The adventures begin when the group joins the circus. Featuring 31 great full page color illustrations by Florence accompanying the verse by her mother Bertha. Nice clean copy.

$600.00

MOVING PICTURE CIRCUS
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MOVING PICTURE CIRCUS

By GARMAN

GARMAN. MOVEABLE. (SLICE) MOVING PICTURE CIRCUS by K.E. Garman. Chicago: Ideal Books 1907, 1914, 4to, (5 3/4 x 11"), stiff pictorial wraps, fine. The book is die-cut in the shape of an elephant. Every other page is divided into sections (sliced) allowing the reader to form 120 different combinations of performing animals in the jungle, all in full color. This copy is in unusually nice condition.

$250.00

US KIDS AT THE CIRCUS

By KAY, GERTRUDE

KAY, GERTRUDE. KAY,GERTRUDE. US KIDS AT THE CIRCUS. Akron: Saalfield (1928). 8vo, glazed pict. bds, VG-Fine. Adventures with the circus, written by Kay and illus. by her in color throughout.

$125.00

CIRCUS ANIMALS IN FUNLAND
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CIRCUS ANIMALS IN FUNLAND

By SMITH, LAURA ROUNTREE

SCANNELL. SMITH,LAURA ROUNTREE. CIRCUS ANIMALS IN FUNLAND. Chic: Whitman (vd, 1928). 8vo, cloth, paste-on, 94p., VG+. The circus animals go on a picnic, attend school and engage in other fun activities. Illus. in color with cover by Alexander Key and by Mae Scannell, Olive Lofts and Constance Enslow.

$50.00

ILLUSTRE DOMPTEUR
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ILLUSTRE DOMPTEUR

By GUIGOU, P.

VIMAR, A.. FRENCH. L'ILLUSTRE DOMPTEUR par P. Guigou. Paris: Librairie Plon, no date, circa 1895. Oblong 4to (12 3/4 x 9 1/2"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, 48p., slight soil, near Fine. The story involves the adventures and antics of the animals in a circus menagerie. Featuring numerous charming and humorous full page and text illustrations in color by A. Vimar. Printed on good quality paper that enhances the colors, this is a nice copy.

$225.00

POUDRE
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POUDRE

By AVERILL, ESTHER

ROJANKOVSKY, FEODOR. (ROJANKOVSKY,FEODOR)illus. POUDRE par Esther Averill et Lila Stanley. Paris: Domino Press (1933). 4to (6 5/8 x 10 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine. 1st edition. This is the story of a little horse, a duchess and the circus, featuring absolutely beautiful color lithos by Rojan. LAID-IN IS A 2 PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM AVERILL ON HER PERSONAL STATIONERY. Averill began her book career in Paris when she founded the Domino Press which continued for a short while when she returned to the States. Many years went by and then Averill began her successful series about Jennie the cat. See Bader p. 70. A special copy with Averill's letter.

$475.00

LITO AND THE CLOWN
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LITO AND THE CLOWN

By POLITI, LEO

POLITI, LEO. POLITI,LEO. LITO AND THE CLOWN. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons (1964 A). 8 1/4 x 10 1/4", cloth, Fine in fine dust wrapper. 1st edition. THIS COPY IS WARMLY INSCRIBED TO PERSONAL FRIENDS EMBELLISHED WITH WATERCOLORS OF BALLOOONS, DATED 1964. Lito could not be happy until he found his kitten. Brightly illustrated in color on every page.

$400.00

BRUIN FURRYBALL IN THE CIRCUS
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BRUIN FURRYBALL IN THE CIRCUS

By MENZEL, JOSEf

TRNKA, JIRI. (TRNKA,JIRI)illus. BRUIN FURRYBALL IN THE CIRCUS by Josef Menzel. (Prague: Artia 1954). 9 3/4 x 10", cloth backed pictorial boards, light tip wear, VG+. Illustrated with fantastic full page and smaller color lithographs throughout the book that are well printed. In addition to illustrating children's books, Trnka was a successful puppeteer and animator. He was known as the "Walt Disney of Eastern Europe. In 1968 he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal for his body of work in children's books. This title is very sarce.

$250.00

THUMPS
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THUMPS

By BEATTY, HELEN BURLINGAME

BEATTY, HELEN BURLINGAME. CIRCUS. THUMPS by Helen Burlingame Beatty. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1955 (1955). 4to (8 3/4 x 10"), cloth, fine condition in dust wrapper (dw lightly rubbed with 2 small closed tears else VG+). 1st edition. Thumps is a little spotted pig who leaves home and joins the circus. He learns a lot from the clown but his relationship with Jumbo the elephant steals the show. Illustrated by Beatty with fantastic color lithographs on every page.

$125.00

HUXLEY PIG THE CLOWN
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HUXLEY PIG THE CLOWN

By PEPPE, RODNEY

PEPPE, RODNEY. CIRCUS. HUXLEY PIG THE CLOWN by Rodney Peppe. London: Warne (1989 1-10 code). 8vo, (8 x 9"), glazed pictorial boards, spine a bit faded else Fine condition. 1st edition, 1st printing. Huxley Pig wants to be a clown and with his special dressing-up clothes he becomes the star of the circus. Wonderful color illustrations on every page by Peppe.

$20.00

PIGGEST SHOW ON EARTH
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PIGGEST SHOW ON EARTH

By DUBANEVICH, ARLENE

DUBANEVICH, ARLENE. CIRCUS. PIGGEST SHOW ON EARTH by Arlene Dubanevich. NY: Orchard Books (1988 1-10 code). Obling 4to (10 1/4 x 8 1/2"), boards, As new condition in as new dust wrapper. 1st edition. A look at an all pig circus with Mort Snort, Pete, Piggles and the Oinkettes. Every page is covered with fantastic color illustrations by the author. Sold with a proof copy of the book - stapled text loose and laid into dust wrapper, often used to send to reviewers.

$50.00

SAM PIG AT THE CIRCUS
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SAM PIG AT THE CIRCUS

By UTTLEY, ALISON

KENNEDY, A.E.. UTTLEY,ALISON. SAM PIG AT THE CIRCUS. London: Faber & Faber (1943). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 3/4"), pictorial cloth, 187p., Fine condition in dust wrapper (dw with half inch pieces off spine ends lightly worn on edges but VG++). First edition of the 4th Sam Pig book featuring the adventures of the four pigs and Brock the Badger. In one adventure they build their own alphabet. Illustrated in black & white and with color dust wrapper by A.E. Kennedy.

$75.00

CIRCUS
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CIRCUS

POP-UP. (CIRCULAR PEEPSHOW) CIRCUS. no publishing information except made in Holland, circa 1948. Cut in the shape of a circus tent 9 1/2 x 6 1/2", cloth backed pictorial boards, light rubbing, near fine. This is a fabulous book illustrated in color that opens up to form a round circus tent featuring six 3-dimensional POP-OUT CIRCUS scenes. See Whitton: Paper Toys of the World p. 79 for similar item. Nice!

$400.00

DREAMLAND
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DREAMLAND

RIES, GERTA. NOVELTY. (DOLLS) DREAMLAND. NY: Atlantic Book & Art no date, circa 1920. Oblong folio (13 1/4 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine condition with a few of the pieces having small repairs or chipping. Featuring 14 pages of large full color CIRCUS AND FAIR SCENES, each page has slots into which the reader can insert a variety of interchangeable paper doll pieces. There are nearly 50 die-cut pieces of children, toys and vehicles present. Illustrated in typical 20's style by GERTA RIES and printed in Germany. A stunning book, very scarce with so many pieces.

$1200.00

US KIDS AT THE CIRCUS
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US KIDS AT THE CIRCUS

By KAY, GERTRUDE

KAY, GERTRUDE. CIRCUS. US KIDS AT THE CIRCUS. Minneapolis: Gordon Volland (1927). 8vo, cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine in ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX (box verly slightly worn). Stated First Printing. Circus adventures written by Brandywine artist GERTURDE ALICE KAY and illustrated by her as well with Art Deco color pictures. A beautiful copy of a scarce title.

$400.00

GOLLIWOGG'S CIRCUS
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GOLLIWOGG'S CIRCUS

By UPTON, BERTHA

UPTON, FLORENCE. (UPTON,FLORENCE)illus. THE GOLLIWOGG'S CIRCUS by Bertha Upton. London: Longmans Green 1903. Oblong 4to (11 x 8 5/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, tips rubbed and 3 tiny archival margin mends, else tight, clean and near Fine. 1st ed. The adventures begin when the group joins the circus. Featuring 31 great full page color illustrations by Florence accompanying the verse by her mother Bertha. Nice clean copy.

$675.00

STORY OF FREGINALD
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STORY OF FREGINALD

By BROOKS, WALTER

WIESE, KURT. BROOKS,WALTER. STORY OF FREGINALD. NY: Knopf 1942 (1936). Large 8vo, pictorial cloth, 249p., near fine. Second printing. The story of a bear named Freginald and his adventures when he joins the circus. Illustrated by KURT WIESE in 2-color and line throughout. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY BROOKS!

$450.00

LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND JUMBO THE CIRCUS ELEPHANT
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LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND JUMBO THE CIRCUS ELEPHANT

By GRAY, HAROLD

POP-UP. (BLUE RIBBON / PLEASURE BOOKS) LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND JUMBO THE CIRCUS ELEPHANT by Harold Gray. Chicago: Pleasure Books (1935). Square 4to, pictorial boards, near Fine. Featuring 3 marvelous double page color pop-ups and many black & whites in-text. Quite scarce.

$525.00

MY FAVORITE CIRCUS BOOK
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MY FAVORITE CIRCUS BOOK

DENSLOW, W.W.. (DENSLOW,W.W.)illus. MY FAVORITE CIRCUS BOOK. Chicago: Donohue, no date, circa 1920. Folio, new cloth spine, pictorial boards, edges rubbed with some cover soil else VG. Containing complete reprints of Denslow's One Ring Circus, Denslow's Zoo and the Animal Fair. Greene / Hearn 50.

$450.00

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