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. The dustjacket is RARELY present on these. This one has a few spots on the front...they appear to be an oily substance...perhaps candle wax? The dustjacket is now wrapped in a clear BrodArt-style cover to prevent any future spotting, etc.
96pp, 5" x 7" hardcover. Previous owner's bookplate inside (note - this copy belonged to British vent and magician Anthony "Uncle Tony" Spicer).
Comes in an archival mylar sleeve with acid-free backboard.
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The Whole Art of Ventriloquism - Book by Arthur Prince - RARE First Edition with Dustjacket
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