A scarce American book, 1982 reprint of 1964 original. Hardback with dust jacket.
by Frederick Fried
Fully illustrated throughout
A MUST FOR ANY FAIRGROUND ENTHUSIAST!
A very good example of this scarce, out of print book. Very good condition, dust jacket plastic covered. Inside has just a few minor marks, otherwise as new.
Before the publication of this book in 1964, hardly anything was known about the carvers and makers of carousels. Generally, it was thought that most carousels were imported from abroad. The author’s research, writings and lectures have made Americans conscious of the art of the carousel and aware of its rapidly vanishing heritage.
This was a groundbreaking book of its time. Also covers European and American builders, fair (band) organs, etc.