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    Mark Twain. Christian Science With Notes Containing Corrections to Date. Illustrated. New York and London: Harper & Brother Publishers, 1907.

    First edition, first issue, February, 1907. Octavo. 362 pages. [1, publisher's ad on the copyright page]. Three illustrated plates, including the frontispiece portrait.

    Publisher's red cloth covers with the front cover illustrated in gilt and the spine lettered in gilt. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to the front pastedown endpaper. Very light rubbing to the covers, very slight bumping to the top corners, sunned spine, some discoloration to the page edges, some bleeding from the bookplate onto the facing front free endpaper. Altogether a very good copy.

    This copy possess all of the needed notes for a first edition, first issue, including: the copyright page presents the date of publication as February 1907 and a boxed advertisement for seventeen Uniform Edition works, and six other books; the frontispiece is labeled by a facsimile signature and dated 1906 rather than the later date of 1907; the illustrations listing on page iii are distributed across eight lines rather than the later six lines; unbroken W on page five, line fourteen; error on page 123 line two with Autobiograyhy; on the ninth line of page three there is a misprint of fa m-house.


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