Book #12518

Sketches, New And Old - 1st Edition/1st State

Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Sketches, New And Old - 1st Edition/1st State
Sketches, New And Old - 1st Edition/1st State
Sketches, New And Old - 1st Edition/1st State

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

A most attractive, unrestored first edition/first state copy, in the scarce original publisher's 1/2 Morocco leather binding with gilded pages and peach end papers in near fine condition, front end paper cracked at hinge, hinges tight and fully intact though. Includes the rare inserted notice on page 299 denying Mark Twain's authorship of the piece. All points present as per 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: $2,900.00

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.