Lot 9 of 382:
Inscribed by P.T. Barnum to his niece  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$480
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Struggles and Triumphs: or, Forty Years' Recollections
Author:
Barnum, P.T.
Place:
Buffalo
Publisher:
The Courier Company
Date:
1882
Description:

viii, [13]-785 pp. Illustrated (8vo) rebound in modern brown morocco-backed marbled paper-covered boards, all edges marbled, fresh endpapers. The Author's Edition.

Autobiography of the famed master showman and impresario. This copy inscribed "To My Niece / Mrs. Sarah M. Bailey / With kind regards P.T. Barnum / Waldemere / Bridgeport Conn. April 4th 1882". Waldemere was P.T. Barnum's third mansion. 

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Condition:
Frontispiece and inscribed flyleaf repaired, toned patches to frontispiece and title page, leaves mildly toned; near fine.
 
Item number:
305860
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