Paris: Charles Eitel, 1902. First edition. Hardcover (original pictorial boards). 224p, 12 photos. Covers scraped, stained; skewed from reading; scattered foxing. In French. Good. Item #30806
Memoirs of this renowned circus equestrienne. Originally from Germany, she performed throughout Europe in various venues (Busch Circus, Folies Bergere, her own circuses, and more). She was known for daring and dangerous feats, the last of which put her into a coma (she was now blind and riding a blind horse). She ended her career as a singer and died in Paris in 1921. It is believed that she was the model for several Toulouse-Lautrec circus scenes. For her eventful life, see Hilda Nelson, The Ecuyere of the Nineteenth Century in the Circus (misspelled Rhaden there). WorldCat locates a handful of copies, only 1 in the U.S. (Not in Wells) Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.