Title: The whole art of ventriloquism
Publisher: London : Will Goldston, Ltd. Copyrighted in all countries by Louis Sterling.
Publication Date: 1921
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition94 pages, plus 2 pages of publisher's adverts at the end. Several text illustrations, tissue protected, colour portrait frontispiece, & music (voice exercises). Top edges green. Owner's signature "J.Hart. 52 The Causeway, March". 13 x 19 cm. Original black cloth. Spine with gilt lettering and triple rules at foot and head. Upper board with gilt lettering and triple gilt ruled borders. Complete with original dust jacket (some marginal wear with very slight loss at foot of spine, two closed short tears and some marginal wear). Loosely inserted paper cutting with black & white photograph of author Arthur Prince in officer's uniform of the Royal Navy and with naval seaman ventriloquist's dummy in their comedy act Naval Occasions . Prince is remembered for having his dummy, Sailor Jim, sing while Prince drank a glass of water or smoked a cigar. A singer off stage made this trick possible. Prince died in 1948 and was buried in Hampstead alongside his doll "Jim". Imprint date from BLC. There is a copy in the Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress). Seller Inventory # 5109