Book #29934

Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing
Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing
Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing
Is Shakespeare Dead? - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Original Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], 149, [5] pages
Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909.

A most attractive first edition, first State, without inserted leaves pertaining to Greenwood's The Shakespeare Problem Restated. Just about Fine condition, top edges gilt, many pages still unopened. In the original, Near Fine dust-jacket, minute chipping along edges. Scarce in the original dust jacket. BAL 3509.

Mark Twain's interest in the "Shakespeare question", was reignited in 1908 when he read The Shakespeare Problem Restated. Twain was intrigued by Greenwood's argument that, while there is no evidence that Shakespeare the actor had any familiarity with the law, the author of the plays must have been a lawyer.

Price: $1,990.00

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.