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Life of P.T. Barnum, Written by Himself - Barnum, P.T - 1888. [1278078]
Buffalo, (NY): The Courier Company, printers, 1888. 12mo. xii, (2), [17]-357 pp. Illustrated, frontispiece portrait, plates. Original rust cloth, gilt title on spine; front hinge cracked, fore-edge of frontispiece a little frayed, else very good. First edition thus (as brought up to 1888; Life first appeared in 1854). Printed leaf of presentation, signed by the author, tipped-in ahead of front endpaper. Barnum, "the great American showman, was himself the greatest of his shows, and knew it … he published his Life as part of his prolific advertising. It was often revised, reprinted, and continued to date. It is generally accurate in matters of fact, and can be checked from date to date in the daily press" (DAB).
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