Written By Himself
|Publisher||THE COURIER COMPANY|
The Courier Company, 1883. FIRST EDITION. Stated on title page "Author's Edition” and "Revised, enlarged, newly illustrated and written up to December, 1883, by the author." Very good overall condition, tightly bound and clean throughout, some dog eared pages, maroon cloth, edge and corner wear, some cover stains. Later version of P. T. Barnum's (1810-1891) autobiography, which he revised throughout his subsequent life. His tome is revealing of many of his ups and downs, 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. 337 pages.