2.BENSON, Theodora.Concert Pitch.New York: The Macmillan Co., 1934.
First Edition. Peers dustjacket art. Novel of Vaudeville artists. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket with light chipping and heavy creasing to front lower edge and shallow chipping to rear top edge.Item #15081
3.BENSON, Theodora.Concert Pitch.New York: The Macmillan Co., 1934.
First Edition. Peers dustjacket art. Novel of Vaudeville artists. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket with shallow chipping to spine ends, heavy wear to front flap edge, and general shelf wear.Item #15082
4.BRENNING, L. H.The Butterfly of Paris.New York: W. J. Watt and Co, 1925.
First Edition. Paris set novel in which our heroine has only one year to live and who sets out to become a famous performer. Her reckless lifestyle causes her to be nearly raped, her attacker murdered and when it is discovered that she will live after all, she abandons her stage name and starts a new life as a married woman. "If you were young and beautiful, wealthy, daring, romantic, talented and suddenly found that you had but one year to live, what would you do?" Near Fine in a nearly Very Good dustjacket, narrow loss at front flap edge, shallow edge chipping, lower spine end with quarter sized chip.Item #21272
5.BROMFIELD, Louis.It Takes All Kinds.New York: Harper and Brothers. 1939.
First Edition. Collection of three novels and two novelettes by Bromfield investigating international life. "Here are the international glamour girls, the razzle-dazzle cosmopolitans who drift from Deauville to the Lido, to Biarritz, Morocco. The gay Nineties and the hectic Thirties, glamour girl, crook, reformer, demimondaine and great lady, the forgotten and the famous here find definition and brilliant life". Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, inch closed tear at top front flap edge, spine colors mildly faded.Item #20011
7.BULL, Lois.The Love Trapeze.New York: Macaulay Company, (1934).
First Edition. Parkhurst dustjacket art. Circus themed novel of romance and performer life. Near Fine, 'rental library' stamp at front free endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, colors moderately muted from fading, few short closed tears, shallow chipping to lower spine end.Item #16838
8.BULL, Lois.The Love Trapeze.New York: Macaulay Company, (1934).
First Edition. Parkhurst dustjacket art. Circus themed novel of romance and performer life. Very Good, front free endpaper removed, gift shop stamp at rear inside cover, in Very Good dustjacket, spine mildly faded, shallow chipping at spine ends, modest shelf wear.Item #17921
10.CARLETON, Patrick.One Breath.New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., (1935).
First Edition. Cameron Wright dustjacket art. Uncommon circus themed novel of several generations of an English traveling show family. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, small chip at lower spine end.Item #14880
11.CARNIVAL BUSINESS FICTION] MALCOLM-SMITH, George.Slightly Perfect.New York: Random House, 1941.
First Edition, Advance Review Slip laid in. Galdone dustjacket art. "hilarious romance of a mathematical wizard actuary who jumped straight from a Hartford insurance office into the middle of a carnival troupe". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, modest fading at spine.Item #21640
12.CARTER, Winifred.Rose- The Dancer.New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co, .
First Edition. Ann Meredith dustjacket art. Very scarce novel of a professional dancer, "the account of her debut, first as a frightened young girl facing a sea of faces in her first solo dance - until the tremendous night when she has blasé London theatre-goers at her feet." Near Fine in Very Good modestly soiled dustjacket, few small chips at top spine end.Item #22687
13.CASPARY, Vera.Ladies and Gents.New York: The Century Company, (1929).
First Edition. Novel of a young woman, the daughter of two circus acrobats, who escapes her fate as a tattooed lady, and makes her way as a dancer on Broadway and a life on Park Avenue. Near Fine with wear to boards at corners, in a Good plus dustjacket, with inch by 2 1/2 inch chip to top edge of rear panel, dime sized chip to lower front panel corner, “Office File Copy” stamped in black to rear panel of dustjacket and top page edges.Item #18890
14.CASPARY, Vera.Ladies and Gents.New York: The Century Company, (1929).
First Edition. Novel of a young woman, the daughter of two circus acrobats, who escapes her fate as a tattooed lady, and makes her way as a dancer on Broadway and a life on Park Avenue. Near Fine, some wear at lower edge of covers, in Good or better dustjacket, with shallow loss along upper edges, some loss at lower spine end and lower front panel, some paper tape at top spine end (at verso), scotch tape at lower spine end.Item #27437
First Edition. Harrison Fisher dustjacket art and illustrations by the author. Perhaps better known as an artist and illustrator, the striking two-page illustrations in the American edition of Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera are by Castaigne. A contemporary novel of circus life and peril, with uncommon example of a Harrison Fisher wrap-around dustjacket art from 1909. An attractive copy of rare title. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, modest shelf wear and few nicks.Item #16984
First Edition. Harrison Fisher dustjacket art and illustrations by the author. Perhaps better known as an artist and illustrator, the striking two-page illustrations in the American edition of Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera are by Castaigne. A contemporary novel of circus life and peril, with an uncommon example of Harrison Fisher wrap-around dustjacket art from 1909. An attractive copy of rare title. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, very shallow spine end chips, top rear panel with small chip, edges with few short closed tears.Item #17331
17.DONAHUE, Jack.Letters of a Hoofer to His Ma [DANCE NOVEL].New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp, 1931.
First Edition. Will Grefe illustrations. Extremely rare posthumously published fictionalized autobiography of famous tap dancer Jack Donahue, star of "Sunny", "The Follies" and "Sons o' Gun". The work would serve as the basis for a long running Broadway musical titled My Vaudeville Man. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket lacking lower few inches of spine end.Item #20498
18.EDEN, Rob.Dancing Feet.New York: Grosset and Dunlap, (1931).
First Edition. Romance novel of a wealthy young woman who earns a living as a dancer to prove to the man she loves that she is more then than heiress. Basis for the 1936 Republic Picture talking film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Joan Marsh and Edward J. Nugent. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, mild soiling to white of panels.Item #16755
19.GROVES, Ruth Dewey.Heartache. [RADIO NOVEL].New York: Grosset and Dunlap, (1932).
True First Edition. Skrenda dustjacket art. Uncommon radio themed romance novel of female radio singer caught in a tragic love triangle. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, few nicks and mild wear.Item #31423
20.GWINN, W R.The Sky’s No Limit [RADIO COMEDIAN ROMANCE].New York: Hillman Curl, 1939.
First Edition. Near Fine dustjacket art. Romance between a radio comedian, “the darling of innumerable women,” who was in love with a woman who didn’t want him and risked his career trying to get her. Near Fine in a lovely Near Fine dustjacket, with few nicks and light wear.Item #19784
21.HASKELL, Helen Eggleston.Katrinka. The Story of a Russian Child.New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., (1915).
First Edition. Novel of a Russian child that loved to dance and who makes her way from a small village to the Imperial Ballet. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, with half-dollar sized chip to mid-spine where perhaps a price was excised by a former owner.Item #10266
22.HOGUE, Ellen.Hearts of the Big Top.New York: Chelsea House, (1930).
First Edition. Uncommon circus themed novel and romance of two circus performers. Great dustjacket art. Near Fine, small name and date at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, fairly shallow chipping at spine ends, light shelf wear.Item #23016
23.HUGHES, Rupert.Mermaid and Centaur [CARNIVAL FICTION].New York: Harper and Brothers, 1929.
First Edition. Uncommon novel of carnival life described by jacket copy of a well-to-do farmer with a cruelly deformed sister "with the head of an adult and the body of a child, to whom he is devoted. A street carnival comes to town, with Zarna, the Diving Venus, and her singing seal, Susanne. At the carnival Jason is overpowered with the beauty and grace of Zarna and persuades her to take the seal out to amuse his sister. Zarna and Jason fall in love - he fascinated by the glamour of carnival life, she by the quietness and peace of his farm - and when the carnival moves on to another town, he follows and brings her back after a terrific fight with her carnival lover". Near Fine but for hardly noticeable dampstains at cover edges, contemporary ownership signature at front endpaper and rear pastedown, in lovely Near Fine dustjacket, few nicks.Item #21064
24.HUGO, Victor.The Man Who Laughs: A Romance of English History.New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1928).
First Photoplay Edition. Illustrated with scenes from the 1928 Universal Production photoplay directed by Paul Leni and starring Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, and Julius Molnar, Jr. Story of a disfigured famous circus clown and his blind sister who were saved by a circus wagon the night of their mother’s death, and the scandal and romance that ensues when it is discovered they are heirs to a royal estate. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some modest soiling to panels, shallow edge chips and wear.Item #29059
25.HULL, E M.The Lion Tamer.New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1928.
First Edition. Adventurous novel of the great American circus and the romance of the lion-tamer and his equestrienne wife. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, tiny "popular copyright" stamp at lower spine.Item #17666