Want to be a Juggler by George DeMott. Illustrated by the author. Montandon Magic, Oklahoma 1962. 81 pages plus advertisements. Not Ex-Library, Not Facsimile, Not Print on Demand.
Dark Blue hardcover with bright gilt lettering on the front cover. No lettering on the spine as published. Minimal wear to the cover. THere is a descrete ownship sticker on the first blank page, and for a different person inside the back cover. There is slight tanning on the inside edges of the back and front covers, appear to be a result of the publisher's endpaper glue. There are no folds or creases to the pages. Other than the 2 stickers, there are no previous ownership markings. Binding is tight and firm with no looseness. AH23c
George DeMott (1907-1986) was a professional juggler, magician, and clown throughout the U.S. and Canada for 45 years, touring with circuses, in vaudeville, and for school assembly bureaus. He was the author of a book on specialty juggling technique entitled Want to Be a Juggler?, published in 1962. DeMott was a collector of showbusiness memorabilia, and both his personal scrapbooks and collection of ephemera are held in the Billy Rose Theatre Collection of the New York Public Library. (International Jugglers Associaton) AH23c