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ROUNDABOUT RELICS: ENGLISH FAIRGROUND CARVERS AND ANTIQUE COLLECTABLES
Written by John Barker.
Stock no. 2134453
Published by Jumper Books. 1st 2006. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Oblong format. Green cloth with gilt title to spine. Stunning colour photography throughout! ISBN: 0952311240.

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VINTAGE FUNFAIRS AMUSEMENT RIDES, CAROUSELS AND FAIRGROUND ART
Written by Brian Steptoe.
Stock no. 2134452
Published by Jumper Books. 1st 2002. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large oblong format. Yesterday's amusements restored to their full glory today. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w pictorial endpapers. Colour photos. ISBN: 0952311224. Wrapper has some light edge-creasing.

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ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR
Written by Mat Johnstone; Richard Ferguson. Illustrated by Red Giraffe.
Stock no. 2133889
Published by The Templar Company Plc. 1st 2001. Very good condition.

Join in with all the fun of the fair by unfolding this exciting pop-up playset. Inside you will find a complete 3-D fairground, including a revolving musical carousel, a big wheel to turn, and a wind-up ghost train that chugs along its own special track. Set the train off and see the other surprise! The large tableau is contained in a colour pictorial box. ISBN: 1840115106. All pop-ups and working pieces are in excellent order (music still works); however, one tab has come unstuck, with a little creasing to corresponding pop-up. Case is still very good.

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FAIRGROUND BILLY
Written by Dora Broome. Illustrated by Mary Shillabeer.
Stock no. 2131638
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1965. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Yellow boards with red title to spine. B/w illustrations. Wrapper has light edge-wear with a few nicks at corners.

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SHOWMEN'S ENGINES AT WAR
Written by Kay Townsend.
Stock no. 1816716
Published by Kay Townsend. 1st 2009. Fine condition.

Threshing, Haulage and Demolition. Pictorial card wraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780955359521. SIGNED by the author to title page.

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PHILIP BRADLEY FAIRGROUND PHOTOGRAPHS & NOTES
Written by Kevin Scrivens; Stephen Smith.
Stock no. 1816701
Published by New Era Publications. 1st 1999. Fine condition.

January 1932-December 1938. Collection of captioned b/w photos together with selected notes from Philip Bradley's notebooks. . Large format. Pictorial card wraps. ISBN: 0953509729.

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THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
Written by Erik Larson.
Stock no. 2127038
Published by Crown Publishers. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Murder, Magic, and Madness At the Fair That Changed America. ISBN: 0609608444. 16th printing. White marks to covers, which have bumps to edges. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased.

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PIXIE PIP AT THE FAIR
No author listed.
Stock no. 1317107
Published by Fleetway Publications Ltd.. 1962. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A Jack and Jill Book, no. 12. Buff pictorial boards. Full-page colour illustrations throughout. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Some foxing to page edges. Dustwrapper is foxed and just a little rubbed to spine and corners.

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THOMAS WALKER BUILDER OF STEAM ROUNDABOUTS
Written by Graham Downie; John Middlemiss.
Stock no. 2106724
Published by The Fairground Association Of Great Britain. 2008. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Thomas Walker did not set out in business to make fairground rides, but this is the first comprehensive history of Thomas Walker and his firm to have been written. B/w photos. 136 pages. ISBN: 9780951383551. Some fading to wrapper (mostly on spine), with foxing and repaired tears. Contents fine.

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THE ELECTRIC SCENIC RAILWAY
Written by Kevin Scrivens; Stephen Smith.
Stock no. 1602775
Published by New Era Publications. 1st 2005. Nearly fine condition.

The history of the switchback type ride in which some or all of the cars are fitted with an electric motor, leaving in the centre of the ride an open space which could be utilised for elaborate scenery. Large format. Pictorial card wraps. B/w photos. 252 pages. ISBN: 095350977X. Cover edges rubbed. Contents fine.

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PHILIP BRADLEY FAIRGROUND PHOTOGRAPHS & NOTES
Written by Kevin Scrivens; Stephen Smith.
Stock no. 1602766
Published by New Era Publications. 1st 1999. Fine condition.

January 1932-December 1938. Collection of captioned b/w photos together with selected notes from Philip Bradley's notebooks. . Large format. Pictorial card wraps. ISBN: 0953509729.

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GEORGE KILVINGTON FAIRGROUND PHOTOGRAPHS & NOTES
Written by Kevin Scrivens; Stephen Smith.
Stock no. 821342
Published by Fairground Society. 1st 2006. Fine condition.

1935-1947. B/w photos with descriptions. An outstanding record of a previously unacknowledged side of social history. Large format. Pictorial card wraps. ISBN: 0950110329.

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