STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS; OR, SIXTY YEARS' RECOLLECTIONS. P. T. BARNUM.

STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS; OR, SIXTY YEARS' RECOLLECTIONS

Buffalo: Courier Company, 1889. Early Edition. Hardcover. One of several editions of one of the most famous American autobiographies by one of the world's most sensational entrepreneurs. This is a special copy in a full black morocco leather publisher's presentation binding with gilt decorations on the spine and Barnum's gilt signature on the front cover; 360 pages. Illustrated with 43 engravings. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "To my friend & neighbor/George Mallory, Esq./With kind regards to all/his tribe/P. T. Barnum" and dated 5 July 1890. Mallory was one of the founders of Wheeler & Wilson of Bridgeport, manufacturer of sewing machines, later purchased by Singer. Mallory's sons built the Madison Square Theatre in 1879, known as the coziest and prettiest house in New York. The building was demolished in 1908. Fine. Item #008507

Price: $1,500.00

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