DescriptionMark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894.
First edition, first state with text block measuring 1 1/8 inches. Octavo. 432 pages. With marginal illustrations on virtually every page.
Original brown decorated cloth with titles and decoration stamped in black and gilt on the front board and spine. Shelf wear at the edges of the boards and slight fraying at the head and foot of the spine. Contents slightly toned, else tight. Old book plate on the front pastedown. A handsome copy in very good condition.
In addition to being Twain's most in-depth treatment of race relations, the story is also an early contribution to what later becomes the detective genre.
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