Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. Mark Twain's Sketches. New and Old. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1875. First edition, second state, with the footnote present on page 119 and not repeated on page 120, the "From Hospital Days" skit removed. Octavo (8.375 x 6.5 inches; 213 x 165 mm.). [2, frontispiece (recto blank)], , 17 (sic)-320 pages. Full-page frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered and elaborately stamped in black and gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; light orange endpapers; triple-flyleaves. Spine ends and corners somewhat worn; corners tapped; backstrip very faintly dulled. Slightly shaken; previous ownership signature on the rear endpaper. Very good. Twain's second collection of short fiction. BAL 3364. (#10084).