Book #11537

Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

Binding: Original Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], 149, [5] pages
Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909.

An attractive first edition, first State, without inserted leaves pertaining to Greenwood's The Shakespeare Problem Restated. Near Fine condition in the original plain Very Good dust jacket. Tight, bright copy with deckled edges top edges gilt, in excellent condition, dust jacket with some small chipping and little tears along the top edge as well as original cutout for book title. Scarce with original dust jacket. BAL 3509.

Mark Twain's interest in the "Shakespeare question", was reignited in 1908 when he read The Shakespeare Problem Restated. Twain was intrigued by Greenwood's argument that, while there is no evidence that Shakespeare the actor had any familiarity with the law, the author of the plays must have been a lawyer.

Price: $1,300.00

Author Bio

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), pen name Mark Twain, was American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and was called "the father of American literature" by American author William Faulkner.