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Mark Twain
Mark Twain The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 1867 First Edition
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 issue, first state. No single-leaf advertisement inserted at the title page but advertisement/recommendation from friend after copyright page; Listed with the 'e' still broken in the word 'life' on the last line of page 66; And the 'i' still broken in 'this' on the last line of page 198. 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 plus copy in the publisher's original plum colored cloth, with moderate general wear. Board cloth is clean but slightly rubbed, with small chips missing from the spine ends and extremities. Slight lean but with original endpapers. Very rare, one of only 1,000 copies printed in 1867 and much rarer (only one listed) than the copies with typographical errors corrected and advertisement enter opposite copyright page. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: williamgoodbooks [Romeoville, Illinois, United States]
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