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    The Deluxe Leatherbound First Edition

    Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner. The Gilded Age. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1874.

    First edition, with all early states of text per BAL except for repeated lines on pages 351 and 353. Octavo. xvi, 574 pages. 211 illustrations, plus frontispiece.

    Original brown half-morocco. Raised bands. Gilt lettering to spine. Marbled edges. Marbled endpapers. Inked name of previous owner on front free endpaper. Very good.

    Variants abound of the first edition of The Gilded Age, including the printed publication date. Published a few weeks prior to Christmas 1873, there are copies dated on the title page for both 1873 as well as 1874. Most copies appeared in cloth bindings, but American Publishing Company - which only sold to subscribers - offered more deluxe versions such as this leatherbound copy.

    BAL 3357.

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