By: Twain, Mark

Price: $350.00

Quantity: 1 available

Original publisher's brown cloth with spine and front board pictorial decorations in gold, cream end papers. FIRST EDITION, early mixed state. Moses illustration is BAL second state, reading "Titan's Moses", as with most First Edition copies. Inner blindstamp rule of boards is square, as called for in BAL first state. Frontis engraving of Twain early state without engraver's imprint. Pages bulk to 1 3/8.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; Mixed state, gilt on spine faded somewhat, front cover bright


Author Name: Twain, Mark

Illustrator: Illustrated by Various (328)

Categories: Other,

Edition: First US Edition; Later Printing

Publisher: American Publishing: 1880

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket; This copy of the American First Edition, which proceeded the British, is in fresh, near fine condition... unusually so. Binding is relatively unworn, signatures tight, hinges unbroken, pages clean and unworn, boards are bright and clean. Spine gilding is somewhat faded. Vignette in gold on front board is bright and clean. Head and tail of spine shows a little abrasion -- far less than usual. Internally, pages are very crisp and clean, no library or ex-library markings, no underlining, no owner's notations. Pages are unusually free of foxing (brown age spotting), although frontis portrait of Twain does have moderate foxing.

Seller ID: 71