Henry Altemus Company


Series 8 - Circus Boys Series

Series Name:
Publish Dates:
Circus Boys Series
1910 - 1920
Series Number:


Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1 Circus Boys on the Flying Rings Darlington, Edgar B.P. 1910  
2 Circus Boys Across the Continent Darlington, Edgar B.P. 1911  
3 Circus Boys in Dixie Land Darlington, Edgar B.P. 1911  
4 Circus Boys on the Mississippi Darlington, Edgar B.P. 1912  
5 Circus Boys on the Plains Darlington, Edgar B.P. 1920  
6 Circus Boys at the Top (not published) Darlington, Edgar B.P.    


Henry Altemus Company      Format: 1      Volumes: 1 - 4
Beige cover with line drawn picture of two boys on the trapeze. Brown uncoated jacket matches the book. 7.5 x 5.5

Henry Altemus Company      Format: 2      Volumes: 1 - 5
Cover as above. White dust jacket with line drawn picture of clown and ringmaster in red, green and brown. 7.5 x 5.5

Henry Altemus Company      Format: 3      Volumes: 1 - 5
Cover as in format one and two (early) or with an applique cover (later) which is a multicolored pictorial picture with clowns, an elephant and a poodle. The last cover to appear in this format has the same cover as format 1 but is colorless. 7.5 x 5.5

Series Notes:
1. Walter Hayn drew the appliqué cover of format number 3.
2. Edgar B. P. Darlington is a pseudonym for Frank Gee Patchin.
3. For information about the Saalfield reprints of this series click here.


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Format 1, 2 & early 3

Dust Jacket-First Edition

Dust Jacket Reverse-First Edition

Format 1 DJ (later)


Format 1 DJ Reverse (later)

Format 2 DJ (early)

Format 2 DJ (later)

Format 3 Applique


Format 3 (later)

Format 3 Dust Jacket


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