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The Prince and the Pauper A Tale For Young People of All Ages
London: Chatto & Windus, 1897. PRESENTATION COPY - NEW EDITION. 1 vol., 7-3/4" x 5-1/2", with 190 illustrations, inscribed on the front blank endleaf "Truly Yours/ Mark Twain/ Vienna, December 1897". Bound in the publisher's original gilt and blind stamped blue cloth, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, overall VERY GOOD. Mark Twain went broke after the Civil War, plunging too heavily in his publishing firm, and in the development of an ill-fated type-setting machine. Somehow, his friends had learned that Twain had a fabulous following in Europe generally, but particularly in Vienna. When his daughter developed a hankering for piano lessons from a famous Viennese teacher the family packed up and moved into a many-room apartment in HOTEL METROPOLE in Vienna, out of which he ventured to give many lectures of a witty sort. The Europeans simply loved to be satirized, and during 1897-99 they flocked to hear him identify their weaknesses.
      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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