Dollars and Sense, or How to Get On

A. Books Designed by Will H. Bradley

A1. Barnum, P.T. Dollars and sense, or how to get on; the whole secret in a nutshell. Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890.

PT BarnumLegendary showman and circus promoter Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) wrote this semi-autobiographical essay, published together with two others by Henry Hunt and Sheldon Hopkins, just before his death.

Barnum is now mostly remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. But he also served as mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and in the Connecticut House of Representatives.

Although not designed by Will H. Bradley, Dollars and Sense contains the first published examples of his work in book form, allbeit uncredited. The majority of illustrations in Barnum’s work were by artist William Wallace Denslow (Wonderful Wizard of Oz). Bradley contributed eight signed illustrations. ‘The sales dummy contained one Bradley illustration, from page 143 of the book.’ – Bambace.

A1a
A1 Dollars and Sense title page

A1a, title page.

First Edition.
Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890.

Coll: 8.375″ x 6.25″

Binding:

Title: Dollars and sense; or, how to get on; The whole secret in a nutshell. | By P. T. Barnum. To which is added sketches of the lives of successful men who “rose from the ranks”… By Henry M. Hunt. And an appendix containing money! Where it comes from and where it goes to. Being a concise history of money, banks and banking. By Shelden R. Hopkins… Illustrated by W. W. Denslow.

Digital holdings: Archive.org

Ref: Bambace, A1; Lindsay, A1a.

Cite: Barnum, P.T. Dollars and sense, or how to get on; the whole secret in a nutshell. Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890.


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A1.1 Illustration, page 115

A1a, page 115.

Get money, get it hon- | estly if you can, but | get money

Illustration, page 115. Elderly man in chair, looked on by a devil. Pen and ink, 1890.

Signed bottom left, Will H. Bradley

Ref: Bambace, pg 3; Lindsay, A1.1.

Cite: Bradley, Will H. “Get money, get it honestly if you can, but get money.” Pen and ink illustration, 1890. From: Barnum, P.T. Dollars and sense, or how to get on; the whole secret in a nutshell. Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890, pg 115.

A1.1 Illustration, page 115.

A1.1, illustration, page 115.


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A1a, illustration, pg 117.

A1a, page 117.

Money Getting | There are Occasion- | ally Misers among | Money-getters

Illustration, page 117. Man on knees, worshipping at alter of moneybags. Pen and ink, 1890.

Signed lower left, Will H. Bradley

Ref: Bambace, pg 3; Lindsay, A1.2.

Cite: Bradley, Will H. “Money getting.” Pen and ink illustration, 1890. From: Barnum, P.T. Dollars and sense, or how to get on; the whole secret in a nutshell. Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890, pg 117.

A1.2, illustration, page 117.

A1.2, illustration, page 117.


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A1a, page 120

A1a, page 120.

BORROWING | TROUBLE

Illustration, page 120. Distraught woman on fainting couch. Pen and ink, 1890.

Signed lower right, Will H. Bradley 1890

Ref: Bambace, pg 3; Lindsay, A1.3.

Cite: Bradley, Will H. “Borrowing trouble.” Pen and ink illustration, 1890. From: Barnum, P.T. Dollars and sense, or how to get on; the whole secret in a nutshell. Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890, pg 120.

A1.3, illustration, pg 120

A1.3, illustration, pg 120.


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A1a, page 129

A1a, page 129.

Map a Bundle | of Habits | ON THE WRONG TRAIN

Illustration, page 129. Rough landscape sketch, with insets of train. Pen and ink, 1890.

Signed bottom right, Will H. Bradley

Ref: Bambace, pg 3; Lindsay, A1.4.

Cite: Bradley, Will H. “Map a bundle of habits.” Pen and ink illustration, 1890. From: Barnum, P.T. Dollars and sense, or how to get on; the whole secret in a nutshell. Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890, pg 129.

A1.4, illustration, pg 129

A1.4, illustration, pg 129.


A1.5
A1a, page 137

A1a, page 137.

Brethring and Sisters

Illustration, page 137. Man walking. Pen and ink, 1890.

Signed bottom right, Will H. Bradley

Ref: Bambace, pg 3; Lindsay, A1.5.

Cite: Bradley, Will H. “Brethring and sisters.” Pen and ink illustration, 1890. From: Barnum, P.T. Dollars and sense, or how to get on; the whole secret in a nutshell. Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890, pg 137.

A1.5, illustration, pg 137

A1.5, illustration, pg 137.


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A1a, page 143

A1a, page 143.

KEEPING | YOUR | GRIP | “ah, ha, my Father is rich”

Illustration, page 143. Views of a mansion and log cabin. Pen and ink, 1890.

Signed lower center-right, Will H. Bradley

Ref: Bambace, pg 3; Lindsay, A1.6.

Cite: Bradley, Will H. “Keeping your grip.” Pen and ink illustration, 1890. From: Barnum, P.T. Dollars and sense, or how to get on; the whole secret in a nutshell. Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890, pg 143.

A1.6, illustration, pg 143

A1.6, illustration, pg 143.


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A1a, page 146

A1a, page 146.

Retiring From Business

Illustration, page 146. Bearded gentleman, reclining with a newspaper. Pen and ink, 1890.

Signed bottom right, Will H. Bradley 1890

Ref: Bambace, pg 3; Lindsay, A1.7

Cite: Bradley, Will H. “Retiring from business.” Pen and ink illustration, 1890. From: Barnum, P.T. Dollars and sense, or how to get on; the whole secret in a nutshell. Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890, pg 146.

A1.7, illustration, pg 146

A1.7, illustration, pg 146.


A1.8
A1a, page 148

A1a, page 148.

LAUGH AND GROW FAT

Illustration, page 148. Laughing man. Pen and ink, 1890.

Signed upper left, Will H. Bradley

Ref: Bambace, pg 3; Lindsay, A1.8

Cite: Bradley, Will H. “Laugh and grow fat.” Pen and ink illustration, 1890. From: Barnum, P.T. Dollars and sense, or how to get on; the whole secret in a nutshell. Chicago: People’s Publishing Company, and New York: Henry S. Allen, 1890, pg 148.

A1.8, illustration, pg 148

A1.8, illustration, pg 148.

 

Citation: Lindsay, Martin S. Dollars and Sense, or How to Get On. Website: WillBradley.com. Accessed 21 Nov 2017, <http://willbradley.com/work/books/dollars-and-sense-or-how-to-get-on/>. Bibliography. References.