Our Amateur Circus: McVickar, H.W. [Harry Whitney]

Our Amateur Circus

McVickar, H.W. [Harry Whitney]

Published by Harper Brothers, New York, 1892
Condition: Very Good Minus Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Oblong, 19 by 26 cm. Unpaginated. 24 leaves, each of a glossy card stock, plus tissue guards with humorous captions. A most colorful send-up of the pretensions and excesses of the Gilded Age New York 400, the creation of Ward McAllistar, whose book "Society as I Have Found It" can be espied from the window of a gilded coach near the beginning. The pageantry is filled with caricatures of some of its members such as J. J. Astor, Charles Dana, etc. Many of the faces may be obscure and forgotten today, but this hardly matters for an appreciation of the satire and amusement. Following three colorful pages each serving as a title (would it be title, half-title and then quarter-title?), a page with apocryphal coats-of-arms, following by three double sided illustrations of a circus parade. With these pages the tissue is attached above and is lifted vertically. Following come various circus acts, the captions written like an abbreviated circus master's announcements, poking fun of the various activities of the moneyed set -- polo, opera going, balls, courting. The final leaf is a short listing of Harper Brother's publications. Printed with a chromotypographic process, the color throughout is bright and infectious. Very clean within. The silk moire cloth is tattered or worn through along the edges and spine extremities. Tears repaired by the latter. Bookseller Inventory # 003799

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Title: Our Amateur Circus

Publisher: Harper Brothers, New York

Publication Date: 1892

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good Minus

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