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    Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens] and Charles Dudley Warner. The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-Day. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1873.

    First edition, with all elements of the first issue (except removal of lines on pages 351 and 353) with the following points: title page: artist White included; (page) vii: Eschol at Chapter 5; (page) xvi: final illustration numbered 211; page 246: Hallelujah [with no comma]; page 280, line 18: Dr. Jackson. [period present]; page 403: no illustration, no publisher's catalog in back. Octavo. 573 pages. Illustrated, including a fold-out.

    Contemporary full leather binding with titles stamped in gilt on black leather spine labels. Five compartments between four raised spine bands. Significant scuffing and shelf wear to boards especially at the head and foot of the spine, corners and edges of the boards. Front joint cracked and board held by a single thread. Endpapers soiled. Contents toned, else the text block is tight. Book seller's small label on the front pastedown. A sound copy worthy of restoration. Good condition.


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