Here is a beautiful revised 2nd edition of this work on Ventriloquism. This book from the early 1900's is in wonderful condition with cover and spine sharp and clear. Very little wear. Published by Will Goldston Limited, this is a great find for the true collector. This was originally purchased from John Greget and you know how nice his books were always kept.
This is a comprehensively detailed guide to ventriloquism by a master of the art. The first art relates to the mechanism of ventriloquial voice, and describes the principles on which the art of ventriloquism is based and the correct methods of applying those principles. The second part is devoted to imitations of animals, birds and musical instruments. The third part deals with ventriloquial entertainments with figures. It contains information as to the construction of figures, mechanical appliances for working them, and suitable dialogues between them and the performer. Contents Include: How Do You Do It? Human Vocal Organs Mouth and Teeth, The Nose, Jaw Exercises, Throat and Neck Exercises, Tongue Exercise, Rubbing Head Voice Exercise, Chest Voice, Head To Chest Voice Exercised, Humming and Female Voice, Grunting and the Male Voice The Far-Distant Voice, Pronouncing Words The Ventriloquist Without the Figure, Friends Outside the Window, The Returning Roysterer and the Policeman The Sleeping Child A Distinct Novelty Cow, Donkey, Lion, Dog, Puppy, Pig, Horse, Cock-Crowing, Hen Chuckling, Little Chicks, Parrot Trombone, Cornet, Saxaphone and Basso, Clarinet, Banjo, One-String Fiddle, Harp, Xylophone, Violoncello Fireworks Bluebottle Fly Personality of Your Figures Buying Your Figure Repairs Short Dialogue Smoking and Drinking Performing in a Room For Stage Work Girl Dialogue Dialogue Page and Footman Ventriloquial Sketch Mrs. Brown's Tea Party Instructions For Working the Miniature Ventriloquial Figures Ventdollie Dialogue for Boy and Girl Figures
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