English as She Is Taught
[Mark Twain (commentary); Caroline B. Le Row. English as She Is Taught. Being Genuine Answers to Examination Questions in our Public Schools. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1887. First edition. Small octavo (6.125 x 4.75 inches x 155 x 120 mm.). xli, [1, blank], 109, [1, printer's imprint] pages. Publisher's yellowish brown textured (faux alligator skin) cloth, spine and front board lettered in black; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; plain endpapers. Spine very slightly leaning; spine ends and corners bumped and a little worn. Light discoloration to the free endpapers from the binding glue; fore-edge somewhat ruffled; light marginal soiling; over-opened between pages 54 and 55. Very good. Twain's review, on pages xi-xli, first appeared in the April 1887 issue of Century Magazine; an excerpt appears in the U. S. edition. Twain prepared his own edition in 1900. BAL 3420. (#10096).