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The Great Horsewomen of the 19th Century in the Circus

Price: 39.95 USD

Nelson, Hilda. Great Horsewomen of the 19th Century in the Circus. Xenophon 2015 (1st pub. 2001). 210p, several photos and old ills. New paperbound. ** This is a new printing of the book originally titled The Ecuyere of the Nineteenth Century in the Circus--the first-ever study in English of 19th-century French women circus riders. With background chapters on the Franconi dynasty and Baucher, followed by profiles of the leading equestriennes: Caroline Loyo, Madame Marie Isabelle, Anna Fillis, Jenny de Rhaden, Diane Dupont, and others. With an epilogue on four contemporary ecuyeres: Catherine Durand Henriquet, Eloise Schwarz King, Geraldine Katharine Knie, and Katja Schumann Binder. New foreword by Dominique Jando. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. (We also have Hilda Nelson's books about L'Hotte and Baucher; please inquire.)


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1640 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-576-3634