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Gresham, William Lindsay
MONSTER MIDWAY - WILLIAM LINDSAY GRESHAM 1953 Rinehart & Co CARNIVAL LIFE, CARNY
Rinehart & Co, 1953. Book: Good; some dust staining on boards; edge tanning on pages; fairly tight and clean otherwise.Jacket: New; facsimile copy. Monster Midway, by William Lindsay Gresham. Rinehart & Co., 1953. Here it is, eBayers -- the noted journalist and novelist's now-scarce "uninhibited look at the glittering world of the carny"! The author of the noir classic Nightmare Alley, Gresham goes behind the scenes at the American carnivals of the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties. He looks at the sideshow freaks, athletic daredevils, self-proclaimed "psychics", rigged games, and nomadic carnies, and reveals their scams and secrets. This edition of Monster Midway has been fitted with a new facsimile dust jacket and clear wraps. With the exception of a small slugline on the front flap that reads "Facsimile Dust Jackets LLC", it is an exact copy of the original, and lacks the wear, tears and fading of circa-1953 wraps. A hugely sought-after rarity, Monster Midway is a must-own for William Lindsay Gresham fans, lovers of carnival or circus culture or collectibles, or students of pre-Sixties Americana! Format: 5.5 x 8.25" hc w facsimile dj & clear wraps, 308pp, bibliography. [Attributes: In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Beauseant Books (mikalm) [Fairfax, California, United States]
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