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The Art of Money-Getting or, Hints and Helps How to Make a Fortune.

P. T. Barnum

£1,800

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Ref. 110156   Edition. First Edition

Published By: Ward, Lock & Co. 1883 (London)

First English edition, published one year after the first US edition, circa 1882-1883. Original printed pictorial wrappers in colour. Original advertisements to front and rear. Rusting to staple visible at Introduction and to rear advertisements. Some light spotting, marginal. A little soiling and a few marks to the covers. Still a lovely bright copy, it has survived remarkably considering its age and format. Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) is best known for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1871. This book is one of his five published works, and in it he offers advice such as: 'Let hope predominate, but be not too visionary,' and 'don't blab'. Scarce, no other UK editions on the market, and no version has a recorded appearance at auction since 1949. A quirky and collectable book!

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Binding: Softback

Book Type: Book

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