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~ Twenty-Five Vintage Book Scans Download ~

 The twenty-five rare vintage books and other publications in the collection have been scanned and converted to Adobe Reader format for easy reading on your computer screen and come complete in a download with all the illustrations/photos intact.

Hundreds of insights on many different aspects of the fascinating world of the circus together with personal experiences and entertaining recollections combined together in a unique and rare book collection in digital form!

 ~ PLUS ~

  A colourful early restored Barnum & Bailey Circus Poster to make prints from. It comes pre-sized for standard A4 printers at 10x8 inches approx and a high resolution at 300 dpi (see below). 

The bargain collection of rare books & publication scans includes the following…

     Amateur Circus Life 1916. Mainly acrobatics, 250 pages.

       Autobiography of a Clown 1910. "Jules Turnour" 149 pages.

       Circus Life and Circus Celebrities 1881. 380 pages.

       Circus Memoirs 1913. “Reminiscences of George Middleton"
         129 pages.

       Life of P.T. Barnum Autobiography 1855. 416 pages.

       Autobiography of Petite Bunkum the Showman 1856.
A lampoon of Barnum's autobiography, recounting amazing adventures including his connection
         with the "woolly horse" and the "fudge mermaid".

       Circus Comics Number 2. Complete circus-related comic scanned.

       Guide to the Archives of the Ringling Museum.
 61 pages.

       Hagenbecks Arena World Columbian Exposition

       Myers Grand Hippodrome at The Crystal Palace.
Brochure c1800s.

       Legacy of the Circus King John Ringling. 163 pages.

       Monsieur Clown 1889. French Text 194 pages.

       On the Road with a Circus 1905. 311 pages.

       P.T. Barnums Menagerie 1888. Colourful chromolithographs included.

       Recollections of an Equestrian Manager 1881.
         113 pages.

       Reveries of a Circus Clown 1914.
by Max Dillae, 36 pages.

       Ring and Coronet a Story of Circus Life Vol.1 1883.
 259 Pages.

       Ring and Coronet a Story of Circus Life Vol.2 1883.
 273 Pages.

       Ring and Coronet a Story of Circus Life Vol.3 1883. 253 Pages.

       Sawdust and Spangles - Stories and Secrets of the Circus 1901.
302 pages.

       Struggles and Triumphs - Forty Years Recollections of P.T. Barnum 1871.

       The Circus and Other Essays 1921. 323-pages.

       The Circus, its Origin and Growth Prior to 1835,

       Theatrical and Circus Life 1893. "Secrets of the stage,
         green room and circus arena." 626

       Ticket to the Circus.
A Pictorial History of the Ringlings 199-pages.

Bonus high resolution poster image, shown much reduced for internet loading (see details at top)

Note to buyers. Although the underlying book material is now in the public domain due to their age,  much additional editing, cropping and deleting of erroneous material has also been carried out personally on all, making this book set a unique and a much improved offering. It is provided here at a particularly low cost, mainly to cover materials plus various associated overheads. It is now presented here in a convenient Adobe Reader form (.pdf files) suitable for all computer systems. This allows for all the really essential illustrations and photos to be shown, as opposed to the text only versions available.  It consists of both private and publicly available material including a number of ex libris volumes.

 DOWNLOADS  are in the usual 'zipped' (compressed) form requiring unzipping upon receipt - a utility for this is usually already installed on most computers and simply requires double clicking on the file to select the unzip command, otherwise it's readily obtainable free on the internet. You will be quickly sent a secure Link for downloading the collection within just hours of your purchase, depending on your time zone. Try it - it's quick, reliable and convenient!

Price Only £4.50 (Download - See Above).

Please note that a number of the old books scanned will naturally show signs of age, such as an occasional watermark or
browning/fading and although readable with minor adjustments to the options provided with the software they may not be
in as pristine a condition as may be expected from newer volumes. Therefore allowances should be made accordingly.

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