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TWAIN, Mark
Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance.
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1871. 1871 1st ed/1st state Mark Twain Burlesque Autobiography First Romance Classic"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time." ― Mark Twain"Autobiography and First Romance" by Mark Twain, is another nonsensical spoof from one of America's best 19th Century authors. Sprinkled with absurd names, alias' and deeds the family tree soon fills with shadowy and undesirable sorts of all shapes and sizes. In the second section, Twain tells the story of a ludicrously fabricated power struggle in a European Duchy. The intrigue gradually builds to an abrupt and surprising climaxThe book was not one of Twain's personal favorites. Two years after publication, he bought all of the printing plates of the book and destroyed them.This first issue edition is bound in the original publisher's cloth and is illustrated throughout.Item number: #10442Price: $750TWAIN, MarkMark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance.New York: Sheldon & Company, 1871. First edition. 1st stateDetails:· Collation: Complete with all pageso 47, [2]o Many illustrations throughout· First State according to BAL: on Copyright page there is NO advertisement for Ball, Black & Co.· References: BAL 3326;· Language: English· Binding: Cloth; tight and secure· Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19.5cm x 13cm)Our Guarantee:Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation!10442Photos availab … [Click Below for Full Description]
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