Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1873.
A beautiful first edition with all elements from the earliest printing present (except the corrected state on pages 351 and 353 as requested in BAL 3357). Genuine title-page listing White as illustrator and imprinting of the electrotyper Wm. H. Lockwood on verso. Also, on p. < vii> use of name Eschol Sellers; on P. < xvi> final illustration is numbered 211; p. 246 the word hallelujah has no comma following it; p. 280, line 18 there is a period after Dr. Jackson; p. 403 no illustration as requested by BAL for earliest printings. Rebacked, Near Fine condition with very little browning of pages or foxing, bright spine. , top edges gilt.
Twain's first novel which gave an entire era its name, though fictional, is a critical examination of politics and corruption in the United States during the nineteenth century.