[Mark Twain]. [William Wallace Whitelock (as ?)]. The Literary Guillotine. New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1903. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 4.75 inches; 185 x 120 mm.). x, [2, (recto blank)], 262, [3 ads], [3, blank] pages. Publisher's black quarter-cloth over brown paper-covered boards, printed in black and white, printed paper label affixed to the spine; top edge of the text block stained red, others untrimmed; printed endpapers. Spine paper label tanned; board edges lightly worn; small, faint stain in the bottom margin of the front board; bottom corners bumped. Near fine. Mock trials with Mark Twain as a character on the bench, also involves appearances by Henry James, Winston Churchill, Booth Tarkington and many others. (#10198).