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1875 1st ed Sketches Mark TWAIN Samuel Clemens Jumping Frog Luck Blue Cloth

“But still he was lucky, uncommon lucky; he most always come out winner.”
–Mark Twain, The Celebrated Jumping Frog

‘Sketches, New and Old’, published in 1875, was a collection of 63 of Samuel Clemens's earliest newspaper and journal writings. It was his most ambitious, most thoroughly sifted, and most fully revised collection of his apprentice work. It was also his final one. Some works include:

•The Jumping Frog
•To Raise Poultry
•Science vs. luck
•A Curious dream
Many of the short stories in this collection were of materials that Twain used in his public readings and lectures. It was published similarly to that of many of his other ‘subscription books,’ but it was a much smaller book and printed on more ‘squarish’ paper that that of his other works.

This first edition is bound in the original blue cloth with decorative gilt on the front cover.

Item number: #1388

Price: $399


Mark Twain's sketches, new and old. : Now first published in complete form. : Sold only by subscription

[Hartford] : The American Publishing Company. Hartford, Conn., and Chicago, Ill., 1875. First edition.

•Collation complete with all pages: [8], 17-320 p
•References: BAL 3364;
•Notes on edition:
oP. 119: A footnote is present.
oP. 120: Footnote not present.
oP. 299: “From Hospital Days” not present.
•Language: English
•Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
•Size: ~8.75in X 7in (22.5cm x 18cm)

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1875 1st ed Sketches Mark TWAIN Samuel Clemens

Estimate $400 - $800Nov 5, 2017
100 N Providence Rd
Ste 101
Columbia, MO 65203
United States
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