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Struggles and Triumphs: or, Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum. Written by Himself.

Barnum, P[hineas] T[aylor]

Published by Hartford. J. B. Burr & Company. ., 1870
From Gadshill (Providence, RI, U.S.A.)

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780 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads at rear. 8vo. The later version of P. T. Barnum's (1810Ð1891) autobiography, which he revised throughout his subsequent life. His tome is revealing of many of his ups and downs, the Jenny Lind sponsorship, General Tom Thumb, commentary on noted producers, actors and prominent people of his days, bankruptcy of his American Museum, etc. A fascinating account and a revealing saga of 19th century theatrical and social life. Hinges starting at foot. Wear at foot of spine. Foxing of frontispiece and its tissue guard. Offsetting of frontispiece to title page. Mild water stain on end papers. Else, Very Good. Full tan contemporary calf with black leather labels on spine, lettered in gilt. First Edition (? Second Printing). Bookseller Inventory # 10606

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Title: Struggles and Triumphs: or, Forty Years' ...

Publisher: Hartford. J. B. Burr & Company. .

Publication Date: 1870

Illustrator: Illustrated by Fay and Cox, of New York. Full page wood engraved plates. Frontispiece portrait of Barnum.

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