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Author: DISHER, M.WILLSON Title: Clowns & pantomimes. With illustrations.
Description: London, Constable & Co. Ltd., 1925. W. col. front., 56 pls., numerous ills. in the text. Very nice privately commissionedcontemp. half mottled clf., over extra quality brown cloth brds., spine in compartments, single giltrules and giltlettered. Upper cover a large orange cloth inlay w. gilttooled figure playing flute and drums, taken from the original orange publisher's cloth binding. [n10, A-X8, Y4]. (XX, 343, (344) [pp. 333 - 344 Index] pp.). (Plate opposite p. 5 upper margin a small portion of blank margin torn and gone.). (Along margins of paper a few light foxmarks.). Excellent and well bound copy. Toole Stott I, 220: 'A fine, authoritative and exhaustive work on this subject, beautifully produced and magnificently illustrated.': Hartmans Circus-Bibliotheek (Un.Libr. Amst.) no. 654: 'A study of the clownship and of pantomime from the earliest times to the present day. The book contains, among much other new material, the authentic life story of the famous [Clown] Grock.' [see pages 203 - 218].
Keywords: acts history Theatre Drama drama theatre entertainment books Stott
Price: EUR 320.00 = appr. US$ 347.79 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 8120