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    Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches. New York: C. H. Webb, Publisher, 1867.

    First edition, second issue with broken type on last line of pages 66 and 198 and no publisher's catalog in back. Sixteenmo. 198 pages.

    Original terra-cotta colored cloth with jumping frog gilt vignette positioned at bottom left on the front board and titles stamped in gilt on the front board and spine. Jumping frog vignette stamped in blind on the back board. Beveled boards. Shelf wear mainly at the head and foot of the spine and corners. Small gouge in the edge of the front board. Brown coated endpapers slightly tatty. Front hinge cracked; rear hinge starting. Light foxing on the title page, with toning on the endpapers. A solid copy of this "celebrated" work in very good condition.


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