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Other Voices: Ventriloquism from B.C. to T.V. by Stanley Burns.  2000 First (and only) Edition and long out of print.  380 oversize pages including a 24 page photo gallery in full color.  A beautiful production, photo illustrated throughout.  Hardbound, gold stamped on front cover and spine.  As new in as new DJ.  $50
Hercat's Ventriloquist and Ventriloquial Dialogues.  London, 1916. History, Anecdotes, Spoof Ventriloquism, Ventrloquial Figures, How to Become a Ventriloquist, and Dialogues.  Missing front cover and pages 65 to 73 in photocopy. A reading copy only of a scarce book.  $20

I Can See Your Lips Moving: The History and Art of Ventriloquism by Valentine Vox.  1993 U. S. edition, 223 pages, different and much larger than the Btitish edition.  Fine HB copy in near fine DJ.  Superbly illustrated, largely in color.  Inscribed by Valentine Vox.  $40 

Ventriloquism in a Nutshell from Maher Ventriloquist Studios, 1979, 64 pages,  photos and illustrations, $10
Ventriloquism: Magic With Your Voice by George Schindler.  1999 First printing. ix plus 149 pages.  Fine copy, HB in fine DJ.    $15
Burling Hull, Novel Ways of Opening Your Ventriloquil Act.  7 pages, 8 1/2 x 11,  mimeograph.  Slightly rusty staples, otherwise as new.  $5
Practical Ventriloquism by Robert Ganthony.  155 pages. No date (but L. Upcott Gill Catalog dated 1901 in rear.) Frontispiece of the author with his "Funnygraph".  Original decorative cloth, gilt spine and cover. nice copy. $65
Burling Hull,  The Ventriloquist Act.  7 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, mimeograph, slightly rusty staples, otherwise as  new.  $5
The Expositor; or many mysteries unraveled.  A few of the most wonderful feats as performed by the art of legerdemain: with some reflections on ventriloquism  by William Frederick Pinchbeck.  Fine 1996 reprint, with new Foreword added, of the scarce 1805 Boston publication.  Xi plus 100 pages, limited to 1000 numbered copies.  This is believed to be the first publication on ventriloquism published in the United States (NOT the 1832 Atkinson’s Casket as stated in the McIntyre bibliography of ventriloquism).  Fine copy, HB in pictorial gilt and red on green cloth.  $45
The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox the Ventriloquist by Henry Cockton.  George Routledge & Sons, London, Manchester and New York.  511 pages, Frontispiece by Onwhyn.  Original maroon cloth, gilt titles on front cover and spine.  A pretty good copy of an early edition.  $25