Lot 8 of 455:
Death at the Flea Circus - Bureau edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$450
$300 - $500

Death at the Flea Circus - Bureau edition

Barker, David

[Dover, DE]

Bottle of Smoke Press



2 volumes. Wrappers edition and paper-backed board edition in clamshell box with drawer full of "appropriate inclusions" catalogued in our web listing. Letter F from an edition of 10 deluxe copies lettered A-J in the "Bureau Edition". First Edition.

Both volumes signed by the author, as issued.

"Appropriate inclusions" comprising the following:

  • 4x6" multimedia oil on canvas, The Beach at Goleta.
  • CDV of Detective Barker, Trayne bmk
  • CDV of wayward girl, Lee bmk
  • Rat-Tail file
  • piece of magnesium printing plate
  • glass eye
  • bird bone from the collection of Sir Wrought
  • trilobite fossil, 500 million years old
  • sand dollar
  • antique apothecary bottle 
  • stamps from the collection of the author's mother
  • 1959 penny from the author's collection
  • woman's blouse button, vintage (lacking)
  • original poem holograph on antique paper
  • two mimeo chapters printed by the author circa 1972
  • antique insurance policy
  • signed postcard from the ringmaster
  • 1958 Daffy Duck leaf with Ufos

A mystery indeed—although called for on the laid-in inventory list of "appropriate inclusions" the following items are sadly lacking:

  • miniature book bound in marbled paper
  • parakeet feather


Lot Amendments
The brass pipe and marble are present in this copy.


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