New Guide of the Conversation
[Mark Twain (introduction)]. Pedro Carolino. The New Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English. In Two Parts. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First U. S. edition and first with Twain's introduction. Sixteenmo (5.75 x 4.5 inches; 145 x 115 mm.). [2, blank], xiv, 182, [2, blank] pages. Wrapper issue (also published in cloth), publisher's binding in the original printed orangish pink wrappers, cover title; all edges of the text trimmed. Wrapper edges chipped but not affecting any text; wrapper split along the spine, still secure; small (about the size of a dime) splash on the front wrapper. Light over-opening in a few places; very mild soiling throughout. Good or better. "One cannot open this book anywhere and not find richness" (Introduction, p. ix). A comically inept book of secondhand translations. BAL 3412. (#10095).