Tom Thumb CDV & P.T. Barnum 1873 Struggles & Triumphs illustrated memoirs CircusBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, P.T. Barnum, Circus, Memoirs, Illustrated Books).
Struggles and Triumphs, or Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum.
Published 1873, Buffalo, New York by Warren, Johnson & Co.
838  pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with numerous full page wood engraved plates.
Loosely laid in is an original (trimmed) 19th century carte de visite (CDV) photograph of Tom Thumb and his bride (Publ. by E. & H.T. Anthony from a Brady negative.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering & pictorial spine decorations, embossed ruled covers, embossed cover designs.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, cover edges slightly faded, spine gilt still well legible, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8" H x 5" W.