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    Mark Twain. Punch, Brothers, Punch! And Other Sketches. New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., [1878].

    First edition, first issue. Octavo. 140 pages. [2, publisher's ad at the rear]. Very small decorative illustrations throughout the text.

    Publisher's dark blue cloth covers decoratively illustrated and lettered in black. The back cover is blind-stamped. The spine is lettered in gilt. Light blue endpapers. Rubbing and soiling to the covers, bumped corner and head and foot of the spine, fraying to the joints and head and foot of the spine, some fraying to the corners, small tear to the front free endpaper. Altogether a good copy.

    This copy is evidently a first edition and first issue due to the following points: Mark Twain is printed in roman rather than a facsimile autograph. Advertisements appear upon pages [141 - 142] rather than [141 - 144] as in the second edition. On page 91 on the fourth life from the bottom reads "health offi....could..." rather than in the second edition "health officer's funeral could..." On page 101 only thirteen lines of text are present, while in the second edition there are an additional three lines of postscript.

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