Mark Twain’s Sketches. Authorised Edition. With Illustrations by R. T. Sperry. Samuel L. Clemens, Mark Twain.
Mark Twain’s Sketches. Authorised Edition. With Illustrations by R. T. Sperry.
Mark Twain’s Sketches. Authorised Edition. With Illustrations by R. T. Sperry.
Mark Twain’s Sketches. Authorised Edition. With Illustrations by R. T. Sperry.

Mark Twain’s Sketches. Authorised Edition. With Illustrations by R. T. Sperry.

New York: American News Company, 1874. 8vo, original pictorial green wrappers. 32 pp.

First edition, first state (no ad on back wrapper). Includes such works as The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The Facts in the Case of the Great Beef Contract, The Undertaker’s Chat, and ten other stories. The upper wrapper, featuring an illustration of the Jumping Frog seated beneath a mushroom while smoking a cigarette and reading a copy of this very pamphlet, is a delight.

REFERENCES: BAL 3360.

CONDITION: Stab holes through left side from inclusion in a sammelband, trimmed close at top and bottom edge with slight loss of printing to top edge of front wrapper, a few minor spots; otherwise a very good, unusually bright copy.

Item #4589

Price: $900.00

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