The Life of P.T. Barnum – P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum

Published by Redfield in 1855.

First Edition

In stock



The Life of P. T. Barnum. By Himself [Phineas Taylor Barnum]. Published by Redfield, New York, 1855. First Edition, 404 pp. with rear advertisements. Restored and reconditioned. Original cloth binding, covers professionally cleaned. Spine and corners repaired. Minor wear. Joints excellent. Clean text block with some age toning. No ownership markings. A collectible copy, now with a sound binding and rather fresh text of an important and popular work. 7 ½ x 5 in.

Phineas Taylor Barnum is remembered primarily for the founding of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, but he was also a writer, politician, businessman and showman, most explicitly shown in the most recent film ‘The Greatest Showman’. This autobiographical work is Barnum’s account of his experiences, but as was known about Barnum, he often exaggerated or expounded on stories he told to further their entertainment value.


Published by: Redfield

Location published: New York

Year published: 1855

Edition: First Edition


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