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    Caroline B. Le Row, author. Mark Twain, commentary. English as She is Taught: Being Genuine Answers to Examination Questions in our Public Schools Collected by Caroline B. Le Row. With a Commentary Thereon by Mark Twain. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1887.

    First English edition. Octavo. xli, 109 pages.

    Publisher's scale textured olive green boards with the front cover and spine lettered in black. Top edge gilt. Some rubbing to the covers, slightly bumped corners and head and foot of the spine, some discoloration to the spine, previous owner's black stamp on the front and rear pastedown endpapers, some curling to the page corners. Altogether a very good copy.

    Mark Twain's full commentary, which is reprinted from his review of Le Row's book in Century magazine of April 1887, appears from page xi to xli in this copy. The first American edition contains only a four line extract from this lengthy commentary.

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