DescriptionMark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Prince and the Pauper. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882.
First edition, binding state B. Franklin Press imprint on the copyright page. Octavo. 411 pages. Illustrated.
Original deluxe brown half-calf binding with marbled paper over boards. Six compartments with titles and decoration stamped in gilt between five raised bands on spine. Gilt rules along the edges of the leather at the spine and corners. Wear to the marbled paper along the edges of the boards. Two areas of scuffing to the marbled paper of the front board. Leather scuffed at the corners, head and foot of the spine and along the front joint. Matching marbled endpapers. Front free endpaper starting to detach. All edges marbled. Contents sound with minimal toning to pages. A handsome copy in very good.
An enduring story and quite a departure from Twain's previous works of fiction.
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