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London: Sherwood, Jones, 1824. Including Anecdotes of Various Eminently Distinguished Characters...Accompanied by an Analysis of the Life of the Late Philip Astley,... with many of his Managerial Peculiarities; also A History of the Royal Circus...Likewise Scarce Theatrical Advertisements, from Garrick's First Attempt in Goodman's Fields...to which will be added The Origin of Poetry, &c. Frontispiece portrait and fold-out publicity plate (mended on the verso. 8vo, old calf backed marbled boards. London: Sherwood, Jones, 1824. First Edition. Jacob Decastro, b. 1758.....
New York: Ringling Brothers, 1988. Introduction by Kenneth Feld.Profusely illustrated with color photographs. Square 4to, white cloth with colored pictorial label, d.w. New York: Barnum & Bailey, (1988). First Edition. Celebrating the life and career of the famous animal tamer on the occasion of his farewell tour with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. Presentation copy, signed by Williams on the title page.
St. Louis: Sun, 1883. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings and fine chromo-lithographic plates. 608 pages, fly-leaf repaired, thick 8vo, pictorial blue cloth, rubbed (inner hinges strengthened). St. Louis: Sun Publishing, 1883. New and Revised Edition. Very Good. Presentation by the author on the fly leaf.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. Extra illustrated with 45 copper engraved portraits and scenes, 3 in color, 2 folding and numerous woodcut illustrations throughout the text. 506 pages + 1 page of advertisements. Thick 8vo, full polished calf, hinges reinforced, red and green spine labels, ornately gilt spine (slightly dry), a.e.g. London: Chapman & Hall, 1859. First Edition. Very Good.