Title: The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County: and other sketches.Author: Mark TwainPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500--1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their ...
Title: The celebrated jumping frog of Calaveras County: and other sketches.Author: Mark TwainPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500--1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more.Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time. It provides access to documents from an assortment of genres, sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature and more.Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++SourceLibrary: Huntington LibraryDocumentID: SABCP04168500CollectionID: CTRG02-B1042PublicationDate: 18670101SourceBibCitation: Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary of books relating to AmericaNotes: Collation: 198 p.; 18 cm
Fine in 1/4 dark green leather and decorated yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; but, contained within its near fine paper covered slip case. This was the WESTVACO Christmas release of 1959 which was the second volume in their annual American Classic series which was published each year until 2007. A collection of thirteen "essays" by an admirable author with an opinion. 119 pages of text illustrated with a steel engraving frontispiece of Twain with small engravings within the text throughout. This volume was published in a limited quantity and is now exceptionally uncommon.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket. Russet cloth covered boards with gilt frog and titles on front, gilt spinal titles and embossed frog on rear board. The whole shows some modest soiling and edge wear. Bevelled boards with threads showing at extremities. Bookplate adhered to brown ffep and contemporary (to publication) ownership name on second blank page. The whole is tighty bound, and clean throughout save mentioned points. Overall a very nice copy of a rare early printing of Twain's first published book.
Very Good. Second edition of the author's first book. In About Very Good condition, with wear commensurate to age. Contents toned, with foxing at prelims, chipping to a few leaves, exposure at several hinges. Previous owner name in pencil twice at front. Cloth shows fraying at corners, chipping to spine ends. Bound in original brown cloth with beveled edges.
Very Good. No Dustjacket. 1869. Hardcover, 4-4/8-inches wide x 6-3/4-inches high. Redish dark brown binding (terra cotta), beveled covers, illustrated leaping frog in gilt on top cover (in blind on back cover), gilt lettering and illustrated publisher's logo on spine, 198 printed pages. Chocolate-colored endpapers. Dedication page and "Advertisement" in the front mater (preliminaries). Points include: Damaged "e" in the word "life, " last line, page 66; damaged "i" in the word "this, " last line, page 198. Condition: Lightly worn, age darken binding (mostly at extremities and bottom half of spine), some faint old soiling; fraying to top/foot of spine; shelf wear (including several light bumps); one corner bumped, two corners showing a tad. First hinge has about 2-inch crack, with light wear. Endpapers: Small, old, partially torn Brentano bookstore label on first endpaper (and old, mostly erased price in pencil), light creases, chips. Rear endpapers have more substantial creases, light chips. Overall internally: Some foxing, short tears, lightly age toned-pages in very good condition and readable. Edges age darken. A tight, highly collectible antiquarian book. It consists of 27 short stories-from fiction to newspaper skits, all based on the book's title. It's certainly classic Twain. Note: We are a well-established, well-respected, ethical book dealer in business since 1991. We describe the condition of our books thoroughly and honestly, so you'll know exactly what you will be receiving when you order.
6.75 x 4.5, 198 pp, vg, pencil notes on back of adv page else FINELY BOUND BY BAYNTUN-RIVIERE IN FULL CRUSHED BROWN MOROCCO, GILT STAMPED SPINE, ALL EDGES GILT, MARBLED END PAPERS. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE OF AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. A beautiful copy.
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