Binding: Original Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1889.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Daniel Carter Beard
A bright first printing of the first edition in Fine condition in the original green cloth with white end papers imprinted in yellow-green floral pattern, fly-title on page <1>, later state without S-like ornament between the two word caption on page 59 [BAL 3429]. Broken types on page 341. Housed in custom made slipcase and box in Fine condition.
Twain's tale of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century citizen of Hartford, CT who awakens to find himself transported back in time to medieval England at the time of legendary King Arthur in AD 528. Hank uses his knowledge and Yankee ingenuity to advance the English society and secure a high position for himself, but later falls victim to modern society's own darker side.