Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Prince and the Pauper. 1885. First edition.

Prince and the Pauper

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Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Prince and the Pauper. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. Boston: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First U. S. edition, Webster issue, using the original sheets, purchased after James R. Osgood went bankrupt, and a cancel title-leaf; text corrected (second state). Octavo (8.25 x 6.5 inches; 210 x 165 mm.). [2, blank], 411, [3, blank] pages. Full page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's dark green cloth, spine and front board stamped in gilt and black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine ends worn with a sliver of cloth missing at each end; edges and joints very lightly worn; corners bumped and worn; covers lightly rubbed, particularly on the rear board. Text block sagging just a little; front hinge cracked but still holding firm, rear hinge mended; very shallow ripple in the top of corner of the text block; some occasional trivial soiling. Very good. BAL 3402, this issue unrecorded. (#10091).