DescriptionSamuel L. Clemens. The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919.
First edition. Octavo. vii,140 pages.
Publisher's quarter white cloth over dark yellow boards with the front and spine lettered and illustrated in black. Partial bookseller's ticket affixed to the rear pastedown endpaper. Very minor rubbing to the covers, some discoloration to the spine. Altogether a very good copy.
Samuel L. Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark Twain, created Gondour, a fictitious republic that focused upon the importance of education, in this short story.
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