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Mark Twain Sketches New and Old 1875 1st Edition First Printing ALL Points
"Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old". Published by The American Publishing Company in 1875. Measures 8-¾" x 6-½". First edition, first state with a footnote present on page 119, and with the very same footnote repeated on page 120; On page 299 there is an 11-line skit headed "From Hospital Days", on some copies there is an inserted notice denying Mark Twain's authorship of the piece (BAL 3364). Very good plus condition in the publisher's original full blue cloth boards. Front board and spine decoratively stamped in black and gilt, rear board decoratively stamped in black. Gilt lettering on front board and spine very well preserved. Spine edges and corners somewhat edgeworn. Some rubbing and light soiling to boards; front hinge starting; rear hinge cracked. Light toning with occasional soiling in text. This copy has a portion of the publisher's slip on page 299, denying Twain's authorship of "Hospital Days," but the printed portion of the slip has been torn out, leaving just a stub; there is offsetting for the entire slip on pages 298 and 299. 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]
Bookseller: Ernestoic Books (ernestoic) [Western New York, United States]

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