1st Printing. 1st Issue. Plum cloth, beveled boards, gold frog at lower left. Moderate general wear. Has had no repairs or restoration. Board cloth blotchy where rubbed, small chips missing from spine ends and spine/board border. Light foxing throughout, heavier foxing at front and rear blank pages. Page ends have surface soil. Hinges good, textblock firm, no loosened signatures. BAL 3310. One of only 1000 copies printed. Complete with the publisher's yellow advertisement leaf facing the title page, undamaged type on pages 21, 66, and 198. 193 pages. Mark Twain's sought after first book, it collects 27 stories that were previously published in magazines and newspapers. A scarce first book by one of America's most beloved authors.
Fiction Antique Classics/Collectors Series::Classics Modern