Mark Twain's (burlesque) autobiography and first romance.

Clemens, Samuel.

Published by Sheldon & Co. ? 1871, 1871
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First edition, first issue of Twain's third published book; he was so embarrassed by this early work that he later bought the printing plates in order to destroy them. In addition to the two short stories, the volume contains a series of caricatures relating to the Erie Railroad Ring. 12mo. 47, [1] pp. Wright, II, 551; BAL 3326. Publisher's terracotta cloth, covers blind-stamped, front cover with gilt-stamped title; cloth worn and somewhat discolored, spine with small blank label. Front pastedown with library bookplate, front free endpaper stamped, back free endpaper with pocket. Pages with a few small spots; one leaf with chip out of outer margin. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Mark Twain's (burlesque) autobiography and ...
Publisher: Sheldon & Co. ? 1871
Publication Date: 1871

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Clemens, Samuel
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Book Description NY: Sheldon & Co., 1871. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, second state. Small 8vo gilt lettered burgundy cloth with a slight pucker above the cover title else a good clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3234

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TWAIN Mark, pseud CLEMENS Samuel Langhorne
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Book Description Sheldon & Co (1871), 1871. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. original cloth, spine bumped chipped and rubbed, hinges and corners rubbed, several illustrations coloured in a juvenile hand, marginal soiling throughout, small hole fly-title not affecting text, ink inscription, later endpapers, tired. first edition; second issue with advertisement for Ball & Black copyright page; 46 pages; keywords: fiction; BAL 3326; McBride page 16. Bookseller Inventory # 2112

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Clemens, Samuel L.]:
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Book Description New York: Sheldon & Co., [1871]., 1871. Original printed wrappers, pictorial vignette on upper wrapper. Illustrations. First edition, BAL's state 2 (with advert on verso of title/upper wrapper). Lower edge a bit discolored, lower fore-corner of lower wrapper partially detached, else a good copy. BAL 3326. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 52555

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TWAIN, Mark (Pseud of Samuel Clemens)
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Book Description Sheldon (1871), NY, 1871. 12mo, pp. 46. Paper wraps. Illustrated with cartoons. Cover somewhat worn, some staining, o/w VG. BAL 3326 (second state with "Ball, Black adv. on the verso of the cover). Bookseller Inventory # 29072

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Book Description 0. [CLEMENS, Samuel L.]. Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance. Orig. printed wrappers. N.Y.: Sheldon & Co., [1871]. First edition, second state. BAL 3326. Bookseller Inventory # 13498

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Clemens, Samuel.
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Book Description Sheldon & Co. ? 1871, New York, 1871. First edition, second state of Twain's third published book; he was so embarrassed by this early work that he later bought the printing plates in order to destroy them. In addition to the two short stories, the volume contains a series of caricatures relating to the Erie Railroad Ring. 12mo. 47, [1] pp. Wright, II, 551; BAL 3326. Library cloth, spine with paper shelving label, front and back covers pressure-stamped. Front pastedown with bookplate, back free endpaper with pocket, title-page and one other perforation-stamped. Some edge chipping; first three leaves with short tears along inner margins; title-page with small closed holes. Second leaf with traces of paper affixed to upper margin. Some spotting and staining. Bookseller Inventory # 7305

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CLEMENS, Samuel L.].
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Book Description 0. [CLEMENS, Samuel L.]. Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance. Orig. cloth. N.Y.: Sheldon & Co., [1871]. First edition, second state. BAL 3326. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 13497

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Clemens, Samuel Langhorne.
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Book Description Sheldon & Company (1871), New York, 1871. Book Condition: Very Good. n. First edition, 2nd state. Sm. 8vo. 48pp. (including 2pp. ads). Illus. with wood engravings. Orig. brick cloth, gilt, some fraying at extremities of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 442

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Book Description New York: Sheldon & Co., [1871]., 1871. Plum cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Illustrations. First edition, BAL's state 2. Spine a shade sunned, long inscription on front free endsheet, Twain centennial sticker on pastedown, else very good and bright. BAL 3326. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 59245

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Twain, Mark (Pseudonym of Samuel Clemens)
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Book Description Sheldon and Company, New York. [no date]. (Cloth) Very good plus. 12mo 46p, illus. BAL 3326 - state 2 with advertisements. Some tenderness to joints and slight damage to head & tail. Former owner's pencilled name on endpaper. Upper edges somewhat gouged with accompanying tears, closed, to 2 pages. Pseudonym of Samuel Clemens. Bookseller Inventory # 202992

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