4 1/2" x 7 1/2" "Sketch of the Life...of Charles Stratton..."Pub 1850 Van Norden & Amerman, Printers, New York. 24pp in original gray wraps. Biographical information, songs verses, and newspaper accounts of Thumb visits to various cities. Contains a nice illustrated advertisement for Barnum's American Museum on verso of front cover along w/ back cover illustration of the General at his performance before the crowned heads of Europe. Scarcer early thumb ephemera. Front cover has b/l corner (app. 1"w x 3/4" h) missing, edge chipping, light foxing on internal pages; otherwise Gd complete w/ no torn or missing pages.
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