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It's a Small World: All About Midgets, Bodin, Walter, and Burnet Hershey

Author    Bodin, Walter, and Burnet Hershey

Title   It's a Small World: All About Midgets

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good in Fair dj

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Coward-McCann, Inc. (c.1934)

Illustrator   Illustrated by (dj) Sochis

Seller ID   21894

[good sound copy, moderately shelfworn, some fading to cloth around edges of covers, very slight exposure of boards at bottom corners, dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket is pretty beat-up, with heavy edgewear, various tears and chips along top edge, old tape repair/reinforcement at both ends of spine, 2-inch split at bottom front foldover, etc.]. (B&W photographs) "A vivid, colorful record, telling every detail of the lives of midgets, from birth to death. It discusses the scientific basis for their diminutive stature, and the psychological and psychoanalytical consequences of their strange existence. The authors have spent years in collecting the material presented in this book, the first factual account of these fascinating and extraordinary folk." Illustrated with 32 photographs of little people, a number of them posing with various well-known big people: Charlie Chaplin, Tom Mix, J.P. Morgan, William S. Hart, Primo Carnera, President Warren G. Harding, etc. There are chapters devoted to Tom Thumb and the Singer Midgets, and to discussions of such topics as "Sex and the Midget," "Historical Midgets," and "Midgets in Love."

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