The Genial Showman; Being Reminiscences of the Life of Artemus Ward [Pseud.] and Pictures of a Showman's Career in the Western World

The Genial Showman; Being Reminiscences of the Life of Artemus Ward [Pseud.] and Pictures of a Showman's Career in the Western World

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...him a warm weleome, would do his best to advertise hiin among friends, and would unfailingly attend on the first night. So far, so good. He was better than a large poster. Many more calls were made during the morning, and many presentation books distributed. Then came a chat with the booksellers, and a little interested advice to them to make a show of some of their copies of Artemus's book in their shop windows. For the adornment of their premises as well as for the satisfaction of public curiosity, I left them each one or two portraits of the coming lecturer. All alike were encouraging enough to express but one opinion; and that was that there would be large audiences and golden dollars in satisfactory plenitude. Let me add that the bookstores of San Francisco are an honour to the city. Their size and the large stock of standard works they each contain bear evidence that brains as well as " feet" are valued in the Land of Gold, and that the auri sacra fames is accompanied with a constant thirst for knowledge. The newspapers had yet to be called upon; a few The omnibus has here a much more resjectable appearance than its original, --a jolting affair, of cumbrous proportions, and in every way uncomfortable. There are two races of Indians in the Utah territory--the Shoshones and the Utes; and it i- said that there is a treaty of alliance between them and Hrigham Young. SEEING AN EDITOR. 357 little courtesies to be exchanged, and the editorial pulse to be properly felt. He who neglects the newspaper in America commits a worse fault than if he sinned against the Constitution of the United States. There is no difficulty in seeing an editor or a newspaper manager. Your visit is not intrusive, provided you have the common sense not to...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499395
  • 9781236499394