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THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER A Tale for Young - Twain Mark - 1882. 
Boston: J. R. Osgood and Co, 1882. First American edition, with "Franklin Press" on the copyright page. With 192 illustrations. Square 8vo, publisherÃ¢â¬â¢s original sheep binding, a deluxe binding offered by the publisher, one of a small number, now quite scarce. 411 pp. A handsome copy, the sheep in quite good condition with some typical rubbing and an antique strengthening to the hinges. All in all, a quite collectible copy with some of the age evidence one would expect with all of the sheep bindings. THE RARE FIRST STATE IN ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE BINDING STATES. Twain's timeless tale of two little boys who switch places to see how the other half lives. This is the scarcest and most expensive binding offered by the publishers and is very elusive in the marketplace. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER was quite unlike anything Twain had done up till that time. It is a fine adventure with a delicate vein of Ã¢â¬ÅTwainianÃ¢â¬Â humor running throughout. Twain took up a short domicile in Montreal in an attempt to establish residency there so that he could register the copy-right in Canada, England and the United States. His past encounters with piracy led him to make this attempt.
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