The Ricky Jay Collection

The Ricky Jay Collection

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(Acrobatics) | A group of six items

Auction Closed

October 28, 08:54 PM GMT


2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Details



A group of six items. [Various places: ca. 1828–1853]

(Acrobats). [Np, nd]. Woodcut (368 x 250 mm). Full-page handcolored illustration of an acrobat on a car, and another on a ball. — Astley's. Conquest of Granada. [London]: J.W. Peel, 1843. Broadside playbill (488 x 368 mm). Woodcut vignette of performing acrobats, numerous fonts; old folds, some browning, creasing, and marginal chips. — Mr. Butler. The Wizard…the American Acrobat…. [County Durham]: John Atkinson, [N.D.]. Broadside (450 x 188). Numerous fonts, tipped onto paper; old folds, two or three stray spots, four small holes affecting a few letters. — (Ceiling Walker). Plastich Acrobatische Gesellschast…Non Plus Ultra. [Np: 1828]. Broadside (495 x 360 mm). Large woodcut of a ceiling walker and his audience; old folds and creases, a few stray spots. — Mr. Sands. The Great American Wonder…Walking Across a Polished Marble Ceiling… [London: John K. Chapman, circa 1850]. Broadside (485 x 245 mm). Large woodcut of Sands performing his feat; old folds some creasing and spotting, paper and adhesive remnants on verso where previously mounted, two or three short closed tears. — Mr. Sands. The "Air-Walker" at Drury-Lane Theatre. [In]: The Illustrated London News, pp. 253-4. London: 2 April 1853. 2 pages on a single leaf (408 x 279 mm). Engraving of Sands's "air-walker' feat; marginal browning.  

Air-walkers, acrobats, and more!