IMRE KIRALFY'S COLUMBUS AND THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA. THE GRANDEST AND MOST COLOSSAL SPECTACLE OF ALL TIME. DEPICTING WITH HISTORICAL TRUTH AND ACCURACY THE LIFE, TRIALS, DISCOVERIES AND TRIUMPHS OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, AND ADAPTED AND ARRANGED FOR PRODUCTION WITH BARNUM & BAILEY'S GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, ON THE LARGEST STAGE EVER CONSTRUCTED. INCIDENTALLY INTRODUCING THE CHIEF HISTORICAL EVENTS CONTEMPORANEOUS WITH THE FIRST VOYAGE TO THE NEW WORLD. Buffalo, N. Y. The Courier Company, Show Printers, n.d. . 23x15.3 cm, pp. [1-9] 10-24, chromolithograph plate (folded), other illustrations in the text, original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Souvenir program for the Spectacle. In 1892, to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America, Imre Kiralfy produced Columbus and the Discovery of America at the Madison Square Garden Theatre. "Imre Kiralfy and [his brother] Bolossy Kiralfy were highly influential burlesque and spectacle producers in Europe and the United States toward the end of the 19th century ... With backgrounds in music and dance, these performers turned producers dazzled New York City with theatrical wonders. The brothers had a long and successful partnership and even continued to have success in their individual careers. From folk dancing in Europe to directing and producing in the United States, the Kiralfys spent their lives astounding audiences with unseen visual phenomenon and were never afraid to push the boundaries earning them a special place in entertainment history" (Wikipedia). Wrappers lightly worn at edges with tiny chips at fore-edge corners of front wrapper, small dog ears to several corner tips of text leaves, short split in first fold of plate, a very good copy. (#166893).
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