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    P. T. Barnum. Dollars and Sense or, How to Get On. The Whole Secret in a Nutshell. Chicago: People's Publishing Company, 1890. First edition. Octavo. 488, [1, publisher's note], [1, blank] pages. Portrait frontispiece; full-page and in-text illustrations by W. W. Denslow throughout. Publisher's red cloth, spine and front stamped in gilt, silver, and black; all text block edges trimmed and marbled; floral endpapers. Backstrip very slightly faded; spine ends rolled; cloth a bit soiled; trace of shelf wear. Front hinge just starting to crack; mild staining at rear hinge. Text block edges slightly dulled with marbling starting to fade; gutter split between title-page and frontispiece. Very good.

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    5th Thursday
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