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|Publisher||The American Publishing Company|
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The American Publishing Company, 1875. FIRST EDITION. BAL #3378; second state of issue, FIRST PUBLICATION IN FULL of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Facsimile autograph on title page and variant readings on pages 91 and 101 as noted. Beautiful embossed blue and gilt cover, bright gilt lettering and gilt title box on spine. Very good condition, edge wear, soiling and foxing, rear hinge very slight starting, former owner name. A very handsome copy, especially considering it's being well over a 125 years old! Includes nine Twain works in all. This collection of early Twain short stories contains, among others, his most famous "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Now first published in complete form. Sold only by Subscription. First edition, first state is currently offered by UK book shop for $20,500, this virtually identical copy, with only 1,889 copies printed, is a fantastic collector copy as well as investment. Especially unusual is to find it in VG+ condition in original cloth and bright gilding. If you are looking for a Mark Twain collectible, this is your chance to own a first edition at a very good price!This book will only become more valuable over the years. Illustrations by T. W. Williams are in excellent condition. CONTENTS : Dedication; Advertisement; The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County ; Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man; A Complaint about Correspondents, Dated in San Francisco; Answers to Correspondents ; Among the Fenians ; The Story of the Bad Little Boy Who Didn't Come to Grief ; Curing a Cold ; An Inquiry about Insurances ; Literature in the Dry Diggings ; "After" Jenkins ; Lucretia Smith's Soldier ; The Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized" ; An Item which the Editor Himself could not Understand ; Among the Spirits ; Brief Biographical Sketch of George Washington; A Touching Story of George Washington's Boyhood ; A Page from a Californian Almanac ; Information for the Million ; The Launch of the Steamer Capital ; Origin of Illustrious Men ; Advice for Good Little Girls ; Concerning Chambermaids ; Remarkable Instances of Presence of Mind ; Honored as a Curiosity in Honolulu ; The Steed "Oahu" ; A Strange Dream ; and, Short and Singular Rations. 304 pages.