CIRCUS! FROM ROME TO RINGLING (Signed by Karl Wallenda and More than Fifteen Additional Circus Stars from the Mid-20th Century)

CIRCUS! FROM ROME TO RINGLING (Signed by Karl Wallenda and More than Fifteen Additional Circus Stars from the Mid-20th Century)

By: Murray, Marian

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Binding tight and square. No marks or stains. The jacket has minimal edge wear and some light chipping at the spine ends. Protected in a Mylar sleeve. 354 pages, illustrated with numerous historical photographs in black and white. A nice clean copy of this comprehensive history with an outstanding collection of autographs from famous circus stars of the past, the most prominent being that of the legendary Karl Wallenda (1905-1978) on the copyright page. Most, if not all, of the autographs in this book appear to have been collected at the 1959 Police Circus in St. Louis, Missouri. The circus was produced by Al Dobritch, who has also signed the book. Signatures are from the Flying Wallendas (Karl Wallenda, Mario K. Wallenda, Carla Jordan Wallenda); The Flying Malkos (June Malko, Mike Malko), and four members from The Seven Ashtons (Douglas Ashton, Stanley Ashton, Jackie Ashton, and Goldie Ashton), and the following individuals: Al Dobritch, Lola Dobritch, Rose Gold, Tony Steele, Bill Bentlage, Tony Dorchester, Pietro Bizarro Droj, Belig Ezsias. A couple of names are illegible. Rose Gold appears to have signed her name two or three times. A rare collection of signatures from top circus performers in mid-twentieth century.

Title: CIRCUS! FROM ROME TO RINGLING (Signed by Karl Wallenda and More than Fifteen Additional Circus Stars from the Mid-20th Century)

Author: Murray, Marian

Categories: Circus,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts: 1956

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 09824

Keywords: CIRCUS, ROME, RINGLING BROTHERS, BARNUM & BAILEY, HISTORY, AUTOGRAPHS, SIGNATURES, FLYING WALLENDAS, MALKOS, SEVEN ASHTONS, TONY STEELE, ROSE GOLD,