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Mark Twain
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches
C. H. Webb, New York, 1867. ?The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches?. Published by C. H. Webb in 1867. Measures 7? x 4-½?. First edition, first state, with the single-leaf advertisement inserted at the title page; With the ?e? unbroken in the word ?life? on the last line of page 66; And the ?i? unbroken in ?this? on the last line of page 198 (BAL 3310). Mark Twain, with his account of the jumping frog, produced the most famous tale in California history. This little gem of humor that introduced Mark Twain?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." A good only copy in the publisher?s original plum colored cloth, with moderate general wear. Board cloth is blotchy where rubbed, with small chips missing from the spine ends and extremities. Light foxing throughout, with heavier foxing at the front and rear blank pages. Rare, one of only 1,000 copies printed. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Ernestoic Books and Bindery [Clarence, NY, U.S.A.]

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