Peepshows. A Visual History.

By Richard Balzer

Printed: 1998

Publisher: Harry N Abrams. New York

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 23 × 29 × 2 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 23 x 29 x 2

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In the original dustsheet. Red cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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Profusely illustrated. “Long before the movies were created, peepshows were appealing to a public eager for entertainment and enlightenment. The peep showman and his box were a common sight on bustling city streets and quiet village greens. He attracted a crowd with music, animals, puppets, and clever patter and then might offer a view of a famous battle scene or a glimpse of a storied landscape, a stroll through the public squares of distant capitals or a peek at a fabled monument. Such views could challenge the boundaries of ordinary life and satisfy a growing hunger for information. Peepshows: A Visual History offers the reader a rich sense of the history of this mysterious and magical box. The book includes nearly 200 annotated images, many never before published.” – Publisher.  Collectible.

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