Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Prince and the Pauper. 1889. 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, 1889. First edition, later reissue of the Webster issue (first being 1885), using the original first edition 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, [1, blank], [3, ads], [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. Very shallow twist to the spine; spine ends a little worn with some fraying; corners softly bumped and worn. Some faint, mild soiling to the page edges and margins; last quarter of the text block with very mild creasing to the top corner; very faint tidemark to the front endpapers; bookplate. Very good. BAL 3402, this issue unrecorded. (#10093).