Lot 147 of 455:
Human Cannonball at Ringling Bros. Circus  

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$400 - $600

Title:
Magazine of Wonders Illustrated: Circus Number... Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus
Author:
Place:
Chicago
Publisher:
Central Printing & Engraving Co.
Date:
c.1930
Description:

24 pp. including self-wrappers. Profusely illustrated from photographs & drawings. 27.3x20 cm (10¾x8"), pictorial wrappers.

Marvelous review of the archetypal American circus, featuring among other acts "The One and Only Original Hugo Zacchini, 'The Human Projectile,' a living person shot through space with violent velocity from the mouth of a monster cannon! The sensation of the century." Hugo Zacchini, one of the Zacchini Brothers, was the first human cannonball to use a compressed-air cannon. His father Ildebrando Zacchini invented the compressed-air cannon used to propel his son in circus acts. No copies of this booklet are listed in OCLC/WorldCat.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some darkening to wrappers, ink scrawl at lower left corner; very good.
 
Item number:
302982
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