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The Humbugs of the World

The Humbugs of the World by P. T. Barnum
By: (1810-1891)

P. T. Barnum exposes some of the chief humbugs of the world with his usual entertaining style. He looks at medicine and quacks, ghosts, witchcraft, religious humbugs, money manias, adventurers, personal reminiscences, and much more.

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Transcriber's Note

Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of corrections is found at the end of the text. Inconsistencies in spelling and hyphenation have been maintained. A list of inconsistently spelled and hyphenated words is found at the end of the text. Oe ligatures have been expanded.

THE

HUMBUGS OF THE WORLD.

AN ACCOUNT OF HUMBUGS, DELUSIONS, IMPOSITIONS, QUACKERIES, DECEITS AND DECEIVERS GENERALLY, IN ALL AGES.

BY

P. T. BARNUM.

"Omne ignotum pro mirifico." "Wonderful, because mysterious."

NEW YORK: CARLETON. PUBLISHER. 413 BROADWAY. 1866.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by

G. W. CARLETON,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

PUBLISHER'S NOTE.

One of Mr. Barnum's secrets of success is his unique methods of advertising, and we can readily understand how he can bear to be denounced as a "Humbug," because this popular designation though undeserved in the popular acceptation of it, "brought grist to his mill... Continue reading book >>


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