New York: American News Company, 1872. First Thus. Original cloth. 5 X 7 3/4 Inches. 870 PP + 2 PP ads. Very Good +. Item #2593
First thus edition - the first printing of the "Author's Edition". Original brown cloth with gilt title stamping to spine. Front and rear cover embossed in blind. Tissue-guard intact. Preface bears the original 1869 date. Contains the full-page publishing history and details of this "cheaper edition" by Barnum. Slight foxing and toning. A bit of wear to edges. Light damp-staining at edges here and there. A very appealing copy of Barnum's classic autobiography.