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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription BARNUM'S AUTOBIOGPAPHY
J. S. REDFIELD,
110 AND 112 NASSAU STREET, NEW YORK,
Will shortly put to press, and publish early in December,
THE LIFE OF P. T. BARNUM
WRITTEN BY HIMSELF,

In which he narrates his early history as

CLERK, MERCHANT, AND EDITOR,
And his later career as a

SHOWMAN.
With a Portrait on Steel, and Numerous Illustrations by Darley.
In one volume, 12mo. Price 61.25.

" In this work I have given, in every particular, the true and the only full account of my
enterprises.''�PREFACE.

The Publisher only repeats the general sentiment in announcing that this book will be one of extraordinary interest. Mr. BARNUM'S unparalleled tact and talent as a BUSINESS-MAN, the grand and liberal scale on which his prominent enterprises have been conducted, together with a happy temperament which can both give and take a hit of humor, have made his name a world-wide "household word."
Adopting " nothing extenuate" as his motto, he presents the authentic history of " JOICE BETH," the " FEJE E MERMAID," the " WOOLLY HORSE," the "HERD OF BUFFALOES," and other Showman incidents, generally denounced as
"HUMBUGS,"
while larger space is devoted to his connection with GENERAL TOM THUMB, and the
Triumphal Musical Campaign of JENNY LIND.
Incidents of travel, and interviews with the crowned heads and nobility of the Old World, and sketches and anecdotes in our own land; the entire history of the engagement of the SWEDISH NIGHTINGALE, and the EXACT RECEIPTS OF EACH CONCERT ; the purchase and management of the AMERICAN MUSEUM ; litre before and behind the scenes ; the TRAVELLING CIRCUS of earlier times, and its adventures ; the TRAVELLING MENAGERIE of later date ; Agricultural experiments ; experience in banking ;
RULES FOR BUSINESS, AND MAKING A FORTUNE;
and innumerable additional enterprises and operations, afford the author an indefinite range of subject; and he will abundantly prove by his pen that he is something more than a SHOWMAN. We know, indeed, of no subject which offers greater scope for deeply interesting narrative than the

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF P. T. BARNUM.