This book illustrates an exhibition of Ricky Jay's broadsides of "allied arts" and unusual performances. It is in extra size, and its design is really superb. Every broadside is reproduced with a facing page with comments. Bosco, Hofzinser, Hermann, are all here, along with Barnum, Cinquevalli, Bertolotti and his fleas, etc.
A most fascinating read and curious slice of humanity.