Book #12480

Sketches, New And Old

Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Book #12480 Sketches, New And Old. Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

Binding: 1/2 Leather
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition; Second Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Boston: American Publishing Company, 1875.

A most attractive, unrestored first edition/second state copy, in the scarce original publisher's 1/2 Morocco leather binding with gilded pages and peach end papers in just about near fine condition, little staining from binder's glue. Without the Non-Twain sketch "Hospital Days". BAL 3364.

Twain's sixty-three often outrageous sketches, composed between 1863 and 1875. From a piece about the difficulty of getting a pocket watch repaired properly to thoughts on bureaucrats, courts of law, the profession of journalism, the claims of science, and the workings of government.

Price: $1,590.00

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.