Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old. Hartford: 1875. First edition, first issue.

    More Information:

    Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old. Hartford: American Publishing, 1875. First edition, first issue (repeated footnotes on pages 119-120 and "Hospital Days" still present on page 299). Octavo. 320 pages. Publisher's full blue cloth, boards and spine stamped in black, front board and spine stamped in gilt. Spine a bit sunned, some rubbing and mild soiling to binding, front hinge barely starting, rear hinge starting, text a bit toned with some occasional soiling. The errata slip on page 299 is affixed to the page, but the text portion is torn away (some accompanying offsetting). Lightly skewed. Very good. From the collection of Donald Kaufmann.

    "Hospital Days" was removed from later issues and editions of this title when it was discovered it was not written by Twain.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    15th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 355

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 April 11 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search