Publisher's blue cloth, lettering and illustration stamped in black on front board, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, blind-stamped ornament on rear board; 12mo; pp. 140,  (facsimile ALS from Twain to his publisher, ads). Second issue, with corrections to text and facsimile of Twain's signature on title-page. Spine, front hinge, and rear board scuffed; spine tips and corners lightly bumped and frayed; some faint browning here and there throughout text block, but overall clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Punch, Brothers, Punch! And Other Sketches
Publisher: Slote, Woodman & Co.
Publication Date: 1878
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition, Second Issue.
Book Description (1878), NY, 1878. First edition, second state with the author's name on the title page written as a facsimile signature. Bookplate on e.p. A good copy in terra cotta cloth, blue e.p. Flyleaf loose, some rubbed. BAL 3378. Bookseller Inventory # 5755
Book Description Slote, Woodman & Co.,, New York:, 1878. First edition, second issue. Blue cloth decoratively stamped in black. Minor wrinkling to front free endpaper and next two pages, spine tips fraying, still very goo with hinges firm, in custom mylar cover. Blanck, 3378. Bookseller Inventory # Embry 126889
Book Description Slote Woodman & Co, New York, 1878. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. First edition, first issue. 140 pp. 16mo. Paperback. 1st edition, 1st issue: "Mark Twain" in Roman font on front cover; pg 91, 4th line from bottom reads "health offi . could hardly sweeten". Edgeworn w/ sm. chips/tears. Creasing to corners. Spine and joints sunned. Creasing, tears to spine, 1 1/2" strip of paper missing from spine. Covers partially detached. Pgs lightly browned. Some pg corners dogeared. Bookseller Inventory # 144698
Book Description Slote, Woodman & Co., New York, 1878. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good+. An attractive, unrestored mixed state copy, second state (Edition as per BAL) with author's name in facsimile autograph, laid paper. In black stamped green cloth, gilt stamped spine with first state, undecorated cream end-papers; second state scrap book illustration measuring 3"x5" on rear paste down. BAL 3378. Almost Near Fine condition, spine ends slightly rubbed; Punch, brothers, punch with care! Punch in the presence of the passenjare!.Contains the first use of the telephone in a work of fiction in "The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence, etc." ; [ii], 140,  pages. Bookseller Inventory # 29146
Book Description Slote, Woodman & Co., 1878. 1st Edition. First state with all points: 1) Twain's name on title page in Roman type (later issues had facsimile signature); 2) Fourth line from bottom on page 91 reads "health offi.could" where later issues have "health officer's funeral could"; and 3) Page 101 has a total of 13 lines of text. Very good plus in green boards with a touch of rubbing to spine ends and corners. A trace of foxing to endpapers, otherwise clean and bright. An excellent copy. Bookseller Inventory # 7039
Book Description Slote, Woodman & Co.,, New York:, 1878. TWAIN, Mark. PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH! and Other Sketches. Eighteenmo, red coated pictorial wrappers, 140 pages [followed by four pages of ads. A bibliographically important issue, as the rear cover prints the text of a long letter by Mark Twain about his patent scrap book which does not appear in the first issue binding. Spine has light wear, with quarter-inch chip and one-inch tear on lower spine, light wear and creasing to wrappers, else a near fine copy; fragile binding, difficult to find in nice condition. First edition, second issue, second wrappered binding [see BAL 3378]. Bookseller Inventory # 30244
Book Description Slote, Woodman & Company (1878), New York, 1878. Original pictorial wraps. First Edition. Publisher's printed orange wraps. BAL 3378: "Second Edition," though second printing might be more accurate. Minor wear to wraps, crease to lower front corner. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 002570
Book Description Slote, Woodman Co. (1878), New York, 1878. First Edition, First Binding. Sixteenmo. Original green cloth with blindstamp and black lettering and decoration to front cover, blindstamp to rear cover, gilt lettering and black decoration to spine. Light yellow endpapers. Short story collection by famous American humorist writer and author of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884). Very good, light wear to spine ends, very light foxing to pages. Bookseller Inventory # 30884
Book Description Slote, Woodman & Co., New York, 1878. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Editon, First State.. 140pp + 2pp ads. Or cobalt blue cloth ornately decorated in blind stamped black with title in gilt to spine. Slightly rubbed at corners, slight shelf wear at head and foot of spine, small marks to front board, ink stain on rear board, small piece of blue paper stuck to bottom left of title page, previous owners gift inscription dated July 15, 1878. Meets first issue points as per Blanck's Bibliography of American Literature (1957; Vol 2, p191, #3378). Blue cloth with blue endpapers, terminal pastedown with picture of Mark Twain's Scrap Book measuring 2" x 2 7/8". Author's name on title page in Roman type (later issues had facsimilie signature). On 4th line from bottom on page 91 reads "health offi. could " where later issues have "health officer's funeral could". Page 101 has a total of 13 lines of text. The blue cloth is given as primary issue, with other colours secondary. An very nice bright copy of this scarce lesser known Twain title. Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 008555
Book Description Slote, Woodman & Co. (1878), New York, 1878. CLOTHBOUND. Book Condition: Very Good+. " (1) -140: advertisements pp. (141-142) ; blank leaf. Laid paper. 6" x 4 3/8". On the title-page the author's name is printed in roman. P. 91, line 4, from bottom reads: health offi.could.P. 101: Thirteen lines of text. Green cloth. Undecorated blue-coated end papers. On the terminal paste-down is an illustration of the scrap book measuring about 2" x 2 7/8". Flyleaves. Deposited March 14, 1878." BAL 3378. Inscription on front flyleaf reads: "Lucy T. Hollis Sandy Hook, Conn. May 1878." Head & heel of spine and tips ever so slightly rubbed. Very good+ condition. ; Small Octavo; 140,  pages. Bookseller Inventory # 7890