Le' Ecole de Mars - The Olympic Theatre - Philip Astley
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Le' Ecole de Mars - The Olympic Theatre - Philip Astley

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1808. (!13 1/2x9 1/2in)

Philip Astley(1742-1814)

The modern circus traces its heritage to Astley's Amphitheatre, a riding school that Astley founded in London primarily featuring equestrian centered entertainments.

"The New Music to the Popular Cotillion of Country Dance executed by Several Celebrated Horses Perform'd with unbounded applause at the Olympic Pavilion Newcastle Street, Strand. The Melody adapted to the various steps by Mr Astley Sen'r"

Near Fine. Small piece cut at bottom left mainly affecting margin.