Extraordinary Exhibitions

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This is an informal history of sensational, scientific, silly, satisfying and startling attractions based on seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century broadsides from the Ricky Jay's extraordinary collection.

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It includes observations on the convention of promoting such appearances, digressions on the manner and method of printing advertisements to do so, and insights into the psychology employed to that end. All are compiled in a monograph that is itself a shameless attempt to entertain and elucidate. It is the contention of the author that neither the tongue of the most florid orator, or pen of the most ingenious writer, can sufficiently describe the elegance, symmetry, and prodigious accomplishments of those who pass in review within these pages...

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Author Ricky Jay
Publisher Quantuck Lane Press
Page Count 176pp
Publication Size 10.25 x 13.25
Publication Notes Hardcover, Color
Publication Date 2005
ISBN 978-1593720124

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