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1889 1st ed Mark TWAIN Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Magic Novel

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

― Mark Twain

A first edition of the famous Mark Twain novel, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.” This story follows A Yankee engineer from Connecticut who is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician!

A rare first edition, early printing.

Item number: #8472

Price: $499


A Connecticut Yankee in king Arthur's court by Mark Twain.

New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. First edition


Collation: Complete with all pages

xiv, [3], 18-575, [3]

220 illustrations

References: BAL 3429; MacDonnell, 48-49

Notes on edition

Does not include ‘S’ device on p.59

Text broken on p. 72, last three lines

Half-title not on verso of frontispiece

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure

Size: ~8.75in X 7in (22cm x 17.5cm)

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1889 1st ed Mark TWAIN Connecticut Yankee

Estimate $499 - $1,000Nov 24, 2019
Starting Bid $1
Columbia, MO, USA