Book Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Chicago: George S. Cline Publishing House, 1889.
A rather attractive Salesman's Dummy for the Cline publication of Twain's Wit and Humor of the Age, BAL 3633. Reddish brown leather, re-backed, with elaborate design in gilt, alternative binding in alligator texture inside front board, with flap showing spine, decorated endpaper, frontispiece engraved portraits of Twain and other humorists. A Very Good copy.
Wit and wisdom by Mark Twain, Josh Billings, Robt. J. Burdette, Alex. Sweet, Eli Perkins with The Philosophy of Wit and Humor by Melville D. Landon. Selections from each of the chapters, along with quotations and facsimile signatures of famous people. List of available bindings and prices, alligator imitation - sample inside front board; sheep sprinkled - sample inside rear board. List of facsimile signatures of famous subscribers including Chester A. Arthur, Henry Ward Beecher, Oliver Wendell Holmes, U. S. Grant, and others. Blank subscriber pages, full American Russia spine pasted inside rear board along with Sheep Sprinkled board.