1970s - 1980s HUGE ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN AND TYPESCRIPT LETTERS FROM HUNDREDS OF CLOWNS, ANIMAL TRAINERS AND CIRCUS PERFORMERS TO NOTED SPECIALTY BOOKSELLER FRANK BARRY

By: CLOWNS, ANIMAL TRAINERS, CIRCUS OWNERS AND PERFORMERS et al

Price: $1,485.99

Quantity: 1 available


On offer is an original, huge archive of handwritten and typescript communication and orders sent to a bookseller for books related to the circus, clowns, performing animals, and carnivals. Circa 1970s - 1980s this archive includes many items on circus or clown letterhead, business cards from circus operators and performers, and postal covers with stamps from all over the USA, Canada, UK and Australia. While some of the letters are lists of book orders relating to the circus, others are correspondence directly from the circus performers themselves, many contain illustrated circus advertising, as well as autographs from performers and operators. There is a sensational mix of material here. Most of the letters are addressed to Frank Barry, whose book selling business was located in Philadelphia. There are 230+ individual letters/postal covers with most containing several pages of enclosures with an estimated 500+ pages of circus material for the collector to sort through. All of the material is in very good to fine condition, with most of the envelopes/covers opened with a letter opener neatly on one end. VG.

Title: 1970s - 1980s HUGE ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN AND TYPESCRIPT LETTERS FROM HUNDREDS OF CLOWNS, ANIMAL TRAINERS AND CIRCUS PERFORMERS TO NOTED SPECIALTY BOOKSELLER FRANK BARRY

Author Name: CLOWNS, ANIMAL TRAINERS, CIRCUS OWNERS AND PERFORMERS et al

Categories: 20th Century Ephemera, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1970

Book Condition: Very Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 000886

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