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    Mark Twain's Scarce First Book

    Mark Twain. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches. New York: C. H. Webb, 1867.

    First edition, first issue with single page of ads preceding the title page and unbroken type on the last line of pages 66 and 198. Twelvemo. 198 pages.

    Blue cloth over beveled boards. Gilt lettering and gilt-stamped frog to front board. Gilt lettering to spine. Binding somewhat cocked. Some loss of fabric to spine. Hinges broken, but holding. Rear endpaper detached, but present. Some foxing throughout. Soiling to boards. Good condition.

    An unrestored copy and an excellent candidate for expert restoration. One of 1,000 copies of the first printing of Twain's first book.

    BAL 3310.

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