Kate Field. A Record
Mark Twain (contributor)]. Lilian Whiting. Kate Field. A Record. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899. First edition. Octavo (7.875 x 5.125 inches; 200 x 130 mm.). [2, blank], viii, [2, illustrations list (verso blank)], [2, fly-title, quote on verso)], 610, [1, publisher's imprint], [3, blank] pages with four pages of ads inserted before the terminal blank. Frontispiece and five illustrated plates inserted throughout, one being a double-sided facsimile reproduction of a letter. Publisher's green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt with a gilt-stamped feather on the front board; top edge of the text block gilt, others untrimmed; plain endpapers. Spine gently leaning; backstrip and board edges dulled; covers lightly soiled with just a touch of wear; corners slightly bent. Very slightly shaken; page edges somewhat worn, as expected, a few minor marginal tears; very minor worm damage in the gutter of the front endpapers; contemporary owner's signature on the front free endpaper, bookplate of another owner on the front pastedown (faint offsetting opposite). Very good. Includes the first printing of a Mark Twain letter on pages 448-449 on the subject of Mormons. (#10193).