I have a hellacious pile of books to pack this morning so just a quick blog post. Here are two unique P. T. Barnum items that came into the shop recently.
First this Danish-language edition of a Barnum Bio Den store Barnum Reklamens Konge (1937) with a fantastic wraparound cartoon cover (click for larger version) picturing Tom Thumb, a Bearded Lady, the Fiji Mermaid, and more.
Also this Barnum & Bailey Songster (c 1900), a saddle-stitched chapbook featuring humorous and sentimental songs performed in the clown shows.
All right, off to pack.