[CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and other Sketches. By Mark Twain. New York: C. H. Webb, 1867. 198 p. Plum- color cloth. A worn but entirely unrestored copy, with a canted spine, wear and chipping at the spine ends and very much at the corners, rear cover considerably spotted, stitching a bit weak with a few pulled gatherings. A good-plus copy only. Simple cloth slipcase. First edition, second issue, of Twain's first book. A worn but unsophisticated copy. BAL 3310; Zamorano 80, 17. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,...
Publication Date: 1867
Book Description West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co., 1959. Half Leather. Book Condition: Fine in Good Slip Case. xv  119 p. Limited edition (number not specified) of Christmas 1959 publication. Size: 24 C.m. Bookseller Inventory # 023782
Book Description Westvaco, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company,, n.p.:, 1959. Hardcover. Limited Edition.. Fine in 1/4 dark green leather and decorated yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; but, contained within its near fine paper covered slip case. This was the WESTVACO Christmas release of 1959 which was the second volume in their annual American Classic series which was published each year until 2007. A collection of thirteen "essays" by an admirable author with an opinion. 119 pages of text illustrated with a steel engraving frontispiece of Twain with small engravings within the text throughout. This volume was published in a limited quantity and is now exceptionally uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # TB28369
Book Description C. H. Webb, New York, 1867. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's advertisement leaf facing title and unbroken type on pp. 21, 66 and 198. A scarce copy bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL maroon cloth normally seen in green or blue color. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with some wear to the boards. Overall, a lovely copy of twain's first book with ALL the First issue points housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14748583632
Book Description C. H. Webb, New York, 1867. First Edition. Original green cloth with gilt-stamped spine and front cover. Bevelled edges. With gilt-stamped frog in the lower left corner of the front board, and the same image blindstamped on the rear board. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with unbroken type on pages 21, 66, and 198. The preliminary ad has been excised, but the remaining stub is clearly a different buff color from the surrounding pages, which is known to characterize the leaf. One of 1000 copies of the first printing of Twain's first book. There are a few small rents to the cloth on the front board. The tips of the lower forecorners are worn through, and there is a short split to the surface cloth only at the foot of the front joint. Internally, there is a spot or two of foxing to the first couple of pages, and the front hinge is perhaps just a little tender. A bright, Very Good, and unrestored copy of a title that is usually found rebacked or recased. BAL 3310. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000123
Book Description C. H. Webb, New York, 1867. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. A wonderful copy with ALL the First Issue points "advertisement page present before the title page" "the I in folio on page 21 is unbroken" "the e in the word life is unbroken on page 66" and "the I in the word this is unbroken on page 198" The book is great shape with minor restoration. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Twain First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13347627407