Excellent classic volume on vent from one of England's greatest vents of the last century, Arthur Prince. This is the hard-to-find FIRST edition. I don't know the exact year this was published, but Will Goldston (the publisher) began advertising it about 1922, so....that's pretty close!
Prince really went to town with this book. He not only tips all of his work on vent technique, but he covers polyphony, selecting a figure, the smoking and drinking bits, personality of the figure, entire routines, instructions for operating figures, etc. Really fascinating stuff from a giant in the ventriloquial field. Includes a couple of great ads from Will Goldston, Ltd. for vent figures, etc.
This RARE title is in very fine+ condition. Minor foxing on endpapers.
96pp, 5" x 7" hardcover. Previous owner's name written inside in ink, plus a sticker. I sort of hate to sell this,as the previous owner was Lester Marshall Sr. (Lester Rizek, Sr.) and he signed it "Les Lester and Teddy". I own Teddy now, a beautiful Frank Marshall masterpiece. Still...I just can't keep them all!
Comes in an archival mylar sleeve.
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The Whole Art of Ventriloquism - Book by Arthur Prince - RARE First Edition
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