DescriptionMark Twain. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays. Illustrated. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1900.
First edition, first state. Octavo. 398 pages. [2, publisher's ads at the rear]. Ten illustrated plates including the frontispiece and one text within the text.
Publisher's red cloth covers with the front cover illustrated in gilt, and the spine lettered in gilt. Some minor rubbing to the covers, spine is slightly sunned, very minor fraying to the head and spine. Altogether a very good copy.
This is a first state due to the presence of "[Page 2" above the caption to the illustrated plate opposite page two. This work first appeared in Harper's Monthly in December of 1899. Also included in this volume are numerous other Twain stories such as At the Appetite-Cure, About Play-Acting, The Austrian Edison Keeping School Again, and My Boyhood Dreams.
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