The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County And Other Sketches

Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens)

Published by Westvaco, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company,, 1959
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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 #

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Title: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras ...
Publisher: Westvaco, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company,
Publication Date: 1959
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: Limited Edition..

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Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens)
Published by Westvaco, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company,, n.p.: (1959)
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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 a 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. Seller Inventory # TB29935

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)
Published by C. H. Webb, New York (1867)
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Book Description C. H. Webb, New York, 1867. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # ABE-14748583632

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Book Description C. H. Webb, New York, 1867. Condition: Very Good. First edition. First edition of author's first published book, first issue (single ad leaf on cream-yellow paper inserted before title; p. 66, last line, "life" unbroken; p. 198, "i" in "this" unbroken). [1, blank] [1, publisher's ad] 198 pp. Twelvemo (170 x 112 mm). Original purple gilt-lettered cloth, gilt jumping frog in diagonal position on lower left corner of upper cover, blindstamped jumping frog in same position on lower cover. Beveled edges. Spine lettered in gilt. Brown coated endpapers. Mild wear and light repair to cloth at corners and spine extremities. Inner hinges repaired. Some mild staining to initial blank. Previous owner's name and address in pencil on front free endpaper. Neat ink stamp on front blank, and ink signature on title-page. A bright, very good copy which shows very well. Housed in a quarter brown morocco slipcase. Mark Twain, with his account of the jumping frog, produced the most famous tale in California, if not Western, history. This little gem of humor that introduced the famed author's first book gave him international prominence. As his publisher, Charles Henry Webb, noted, "By his story of the Frog, he scaled the heights of popularity at a single jump." Twain's compilation of tales, along with those of Bret Harte, continues to romanticize and popularize the Gold Rush. The story of the lead-loaded frog (named Daniel Webster) made Angels Camp one of the best-known tourist attractions in the gold country. Twain first learned of the story of the jumping frog when he prospected in the vicinity of Jackass Hill in Tuolumne County. On a rainy January day in 1865 Twain and a friend, James Gillis, went into the bar at the Angels Camp Hotel in nearby Calaveras County and heard a gentlemen by the name of Ben Coon tell the amusing story of the trained frog. He repeated the story to Artemus Ward, who in turn encouraged him to write it up and send it to Ward's publisher, Carleton, in New York: C. H. Webb, 1867. The tale's popularity spread across America and Europe until it was collected in the present volume.Huntington Library, Zamorano 80. Exhibition of Famous and Notorious California Classics 17. Johnson, Twain, pp. 3-9. LC. Very Good. Very Good. Seller Inventory # 2021

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)
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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. Seller Inventory # 000123

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)
Published by C. H. Webb, New York (1867)
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Book Description C. H. Webb, New York, 1867. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # ABE-13347627407

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