Sketch of the Life, Personal Appearance, Character and Manners of Charles S. Stratton, the Man in Miniature, Known as Tom Thumb, Fifteen Years Old, Twenty-Eight Inches High, and Weighing Only Fifteen Pounds . . .

New York: Van Norden & American, Printers, 1847. First edition. Original printed brown wrappers, 7.5 x 4.5 inches, 24 pages. Woodcut illustration of Barnum’s American Museum on the outer rear wrapper. Worn and soiled; a good, sound copy. Item #19375

A promotional pamphlet full of the expected puffery and ballyhoo, published the year Stratton returned from his European tour, this the apparent second issue with the addition of the “Fifteen Years Old” (Tom Thumb was in fact nine) to the wrapper and the title page. Sabin 92735 (noting the distinction between issues).

Price: $150.00

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