[Mark Twain (contributor)]. Marshall P. Wilder (editor). The Wit and Humor of America. [circa 1911]. First edition.

Wit and Humor of America

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[Mark Twain (contributor)]. Marshall P. Wilder (editor). The Wit and Humor of America. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, [circa 1911]. New edition with a new editor (originally edited by Kate Robb Milner and published in 1907 by Bobbs Merrill in five volumes); not the Library edition, published around the same time. Ten volumes. Twelvemo (5.875 x 4 inches; 150 x 100 mm.). Variously paginated (Library edition is continuously paginated); texts start on page 5 following two inserted conjugate leaves with an illustrated frontispiece (Mark Twain in the third volume) and title-leaf on different paper stock and printed in grayish green and black. Publisher's light red cloth, spine lettered and stamped in gilt; boards ruled in blind with a small corner decoration stamped in blind on the front boards; top edge of the text block stained red and speckled green (faded on some volumes); plain endpapers. In the original illustrated dust jackets, ads printed on the verso. Some boards very lightly bowed; some trivial edgewear; extremities lightly worn. Pages lightly tanned but still supple; occasional mild over-opening. Dust jackets somewhat tatty; first, sixth and last volumes split on a panel fold, some other folds starting; backstrips partially faded; slight chipping, mild paper loss to the spine ends of half the volumes. Near fine copies in generally good or better dust jackets. Not in BAL but the 1907 edition is BAL 3499. (#10212).