* BARNUM, Phineas Taylor (1810-1891). Autograph manuscript signed ("P.T. Barnum"), "To the public," Chicago, [1890s].
1 page, 8vo, on Auditorium Hotel stationery (inverted), James A. Bailey's name added in Barnum's hand, with several revisions and corrections, creased, tiny pin hole lower margin. Announcing Barnum and Bailey's new controlling interest (along with James E. Cooper) of a rival circus, the Adam Fonepaugh Show.
Estimate $ 300-500
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California