1880 PT Barnum Autobiography Struggles & Triumphs Circus Illustrated Jenny Lind

BARNUM, Phineas Taylor

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Phineas Taylor Barnum is remembered primarily for the founding of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, but he was also a writer, politician, businessman and showman, most explicitly shown in the most recent film ‘The Greatest Showman’. This autobiographical work is Barnum’s account of his experiences, but as was known about Barnum, he often exaggerated or expounded on stories he told to further their entertainment value, which we can assume happens here in his autobiographical work often called “Dishonest truthfulness” (Reading).

 

This 1880 edition of Barnum’s autobiography was published under the title ‘Struggles and Triumphs’ and features 33 charming, full-page engravings.

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1880 PT Barnum Autobiography Struggles & Triumphs Circus Illustrated Jenny Lind

 

Phineas Taylor Barnum is remembered primarily for the founding of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, but he was also a writer, politician, businessman and showman, most explicitly shown in the most recent film ‘The Greatest Showman’. This autobiographical work is Barnum’s account of his experiences, but as was known about Barnum, he often exaggerated or expounded on stories he told to further their entertainment value, which we can assume happens here in his autobiographical work often called “Dishonest truthfulness” (Reading).

 

This 1880 edition of Barnum’s autobiography was published under the title ‘Struggles and Triumphs’ and features 33 charming, full-page engravings.

 

Item number: #7170

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BARNUM, Phineas Taylor

 

Struggles and triumphs, or, Forty years’ recollection of P.T. Barnum

 

Buffalo, N.Y. : Courier Co., 1880.

 

Details:

  • Collation: complete with all pages
    • 327
    • Illustrated with 33 engravings
  • References: Amy Reading, Taylor and Francis
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)

 

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Categories

Americana, American History

Arts & Architecture

Authors

BARNUM, Phineas Taylor

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete