Quarto (4to). Signed [xi] 275 pages of text. Measures 30.8cm (height). Hardcover: 1/2 blue cloth; gold paper covered boards; blind stamped blue decoration; #1161 of 1500; signed by Guilbeau; author's full name: Samuel Langhorne Clemens; slip-case damaged; prospectus laid in; owner marks. American novel; fine printing; Limited Editions Club.
Very Good binding. Very Good dust jacket. An attractive copy of the First Edition, limited to 1795 copies of which this is #1066. Frontispiece of Capt. Nead Wakeman. There is a previous owner name on the front pastedown (under the front flap of the dustjacket). The dustjacket has a bit of darkening. The binding is tight and square. The jacket is not price-clipped and is protected with a new mylar cover. Very Good binding / Very Good dust jacket.
Very Good. Hardcover in original boards with Howard Pyle illustration on front. 8vo. First edition, second state. Plain pastedown pages and endpapers, upside down illustration on page 18, code D-T on colophon page with a printing date of May 1919. Book is crisp, clean, and unmarred. No dust jacket. Spine starting. Bookplate of former owner on front pastedown, with offsetting to opposite page. Four perfect-condition tipped-in color illustrations by Howard Pyle depicting a lithe, young, slender Joan. Minimal wear to edges of boards. Top edge gilt, side and bottom edges deckled. Decorations in pale green tint by Wilfred J. Jones on every page. A nice copy. 32 pp.
First Edition. Elizabeth Shippen Green frontispiece. Collection of short stories concerning mediaeval romances. Near Fine but for few inches of cloth discoloration at lower front panel, in Very Good dustjacket, few short closed tears and scotch tape mends to exterior, some minor inking at mid-front panel and inked number "37" at spine.
Illustrated by Lucius Hitchcock. Very Good with no dust jacket. Uncut; Light soiling and wear to boards; Light wear to head and heel of spine; Former owner's book plate front pastedown; BAL3471; Red boards gilt titles; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 179 pages.
Very Good. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Newly rebound in brown cloth, with new endpapers, new head-and tail-bands, with original brown publisher's front cover and spine panel cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and black, remounted over top, restoring a rather worn copy that would have otherwise been retired to virtually "as new" condition. Both panels of original cloth are nicely intact, showing only minor surface rubbing. Moderate binding lean. Text block fore-edges somewhat dulled by age. 624 pp., illus. Lacks original front flyleaf (supplied with replacement), opening onto verso of frontis., which shows mildly chipped edges. First edition, later state, no tail-piece/illustration on p. 441, p. 443 caption corrected from "St. Louis Hotel" to "St. Charles Hotel." Interior very slightly toned, otherwiser fully intact. While no longer original, this conservatively preserved copy will withstand years of continued use.
Tight and sound, with a little rubbing at extremities; gold decoration on spine a little dulled. 574  [4, ads] pp. Fully Illustrated from New Designs. This copy lacks the folding plate between pp. 246-247. 8vo, BAL 3357; corrected states of pp. 351 and 353.
First edition. "Sold by subscription only on title page". 213 illustrations with some full page plates. Mixed issue of the 9 major points. Point 1: Ads at back with "Everybody's Friend" undescribed-state A; Point 2: Artist White listed on title page-state A; Point 3: page vii-"Eschol" Sellers under Chapter 5-state A; Point 4: page xvi-final illustrations numbered 212-state B; Point 5: Page 246-no comma follows "Hallelujah" on line 5 from bottom-state A; Point 6: no period after "Dr. Jackson" line 18-state B; Point 7: on page 351 last line is not "would kill me..."-state B; Point 8: Page 353 lines 1 & 2 "She looked down into his face..." is absent-state B; Point 9: page 403 has an illustration with date of 1873 on copyright page and 1874 on title page-state B. xvi + 17-574 pages + 2 page appendix + 2 pages of ads at back plus frontispiece. 8vo 9" tall. Black cloth-missing front board and cloth of spine. Back board is deeply blindstamped black cloth. Folding map of Salt Kick Branch of the Pacific Railroad missing. Nice clean text. Should be rebound to make a nice copy.
The line below "American Publishing Company" and above the date, 1873, has been neatly and inexplicably excised from the title page (it read "F. G. Gilman & Co., Chicago, Ill."); old clipping about Charles Dudly Warner tipped in after the title page,... 574  pp. Fully Illustrated from New Designs, including the folding plate. 8vo, BAL 3357: first state of the title page, p. 246, and p. 280; later state of p; xvi, pp. 351 and 353, and p. 403.
F. Strothmann. Very Good. No Dustjacket. 8vo. LAcks rare dust jacket. It is a true 1st edition-on Copyright page "April 1904." Previous owner's bookplate on inside, and owner's signature in ink dated 22 December 1904. Minor edgewear at top and bottom of the spine-white lettering with multi colored drawing of a man carving on a stone tablet with two monkeys watching. Illustrated-black and white frontis with full page black and white stone tablet. Red boards and spine.
Very Good. No Jacket. With 26 illustrations by Dan. Beard. 12mo. viii, 208 pp. + 32 pp. ads dated February, 1894. Original bright red cloth with black illustration and title front cover and gilt titles on the spine. Slight slant, light spinal sunning and shallow wear at the spinal extremities else a very good plus book.
Very Good. No Jacket. 1st edition, 1st state; red boards with gilt central lozenge with MT surrounded by corn husks and decorative lines; faded spine; owner name written on inside front cover, otherwise good clean unmarked copy.
Square octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xv [xvi] 17-575 [576: blank] [577-578: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, 220 illustrations by Dan Beard, original pictorial olive-green cloth, front panel stamped in black, white, and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, blue-gray floral-patterned endpapers. First edition. First state with small S-like ornament between "THE" and "KING" in caption on page . The U.S. edition was to have been published 10 December 1889, but copies were apparently released earlier (DLC deposit copy recorded 5 December 1889). The Chatto & Windus edition was published 6 December 1889 as per the author's instructions. Twain's "best and most influential work of SF..."-Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1247. "The classic 'dark' epoch collision projected backward in time...the first (and still among the best) of all the 'new maps of hell. '"-Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 39-40. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-45; (1987) 1-25; (1995) 1-25; and (2004) II-1152. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-152. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2210. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 757. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 190-91. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 215. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity: America in Utopian Writings, 1888-1900, p. 187. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 80. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 428-32. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 196. Reginald 14357. BAL 3429. Wright (III) 1090. Christmas 1889 gift inscription on front flyleaf. Cloth worn at edges, re-cased, front free endpaper frayed along top edge, text paper tanned, chip from margin of first leaf of signature 10 (pages 146/146) restored, a sound reading copy. (#149279)
Fair. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, second state (without the extra footnote on page 120, the 11-line skit "From Hospital Days" on page 299, and the errata slip). TFull blue cloth stamped in gold & black, some external wear, spine is a little worn with the gilding starting to fade and the top & bottom of the spine frayed. General edge wear and bottom corners worn through to board. The books binding has been professionally restored with the original spine relaid preserving about two-thirds of the spin. Overall a FAIR copy.
First edition, First State. Fair in dark brown cloth covered boards with gold stamping. Boards worn and separated from text block, gold stamped spine cloth loose, but present with some loss at spine ends, endpapers loose, but present, some tearing on page 592. Text block is in very good condition.
Poor. No Dust Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First state of first edition. Perfect M on page xi and page 19. Page 242 has all words present on 20-21. Back cover detatched. No spine cover. Bumped and worn corners. Candidate for rebinding. Name on fornt end paper. Spine paper roughened and chipped.
Poor. Front cover detached, flyleaf loose, title page missing, spine poor. 651,  p. : ill.; 23 cm. Includes Illustrations. Interior of book very clean, sewn binding starting in center, worthy of restoration. 234 black-and-white plate illustrations; 651pp + five pages of ads.; pages xvii and xviii of the table of contents have page numbers; last entry on page xviii ends with the word "conclusion"; engraved portrait of Napoleon III at p.129; heading on p. 643 is "CHAPTER LXI"; third page of printed ads begins with "Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant."
Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-120  [122: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Albert Levering, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, blue and white, spine panel stamped in white. First edition. "Satirical fantasy of the afterlife which mocks the follies of religious fundamentalism and the absurdities which figure in popular images of paradise."-Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-343. An expanded version was published in REPORT FROM PARADISE (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1952). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1613. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 196. Reginald 14359. BAL 3511. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 T-433. Slight spine lean, a clean, tight, very good copy. (#150767)
Very Good Minus. No Jacket. 8vo-7-3/4" x 5-1/4" Red cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, gilt-stamped corn ears & TM medallion on front & blind-stamped on back, frontis., [iv], [1-3] 4-362pp, plus three inserted photo plates, with original tissue guard over the frontispiece. Five of the six usually cited FIRST STATE points of issue present: frontis. facsimile autograph & 1906, 17 titles, eight lines of type, standard W, autobiograyhy, fa'm-houses with broken r (not flawed in 1st state). Ref: BAL 3497, Johnson 87-89. Please inquire for elaboration. Attractive, bright cloth & gilding, square tight binding, spine slightly faded, ends and corners lightly bumped with no apparent rubbing, & sharp corner tips, barely noticeable narrow line of lightened pigment on front, back cover has a few light water spill spots below the medallion and to the bottom edge (the largest approx. the size of a 1/2 dollar coin), text edges moderately faded with scattered tiny spotting, prev. owner's name & date "Aug. 1907" penned on front pastedown, text is uniformly clean and bright white. A criticism of Mary Baker Eddy and the Christian Science belief system she founded--in the classical acerbic humor unique to Mr. Twain. A remarkable, controversial work; then and today.
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