New York: American News Company, 1873. First Thus. Original cloth. 5 X 7 3/4 Inches. 776 PP. Very Good +. Item #3545
First thus edition - the first printing of the "Author's Edition" with added text up to February, 1873. 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 (dated February, 1873). Slight foxing and toning. A bit of wear to edges. Binding is clean and tight. About as nice a copy as you could expect to find. A very appealing copy of Barnum's classic autobiography.