[Mark Twain (subject)]. Edward Bok. The Americanization of Edward Bok. 1922. First edition.

Americanization of Edward Bok

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[Mark Twain (subject)]. Edward Bok. The Americanization of Edward Bok. The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. "Nimaha edition," limited to 1250 copies, of which this is number 190, and signed by the author. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 230 x 155 mm.). [2, blank], [2, half-title (verso blank)], xxiii, [1, blank], 473, [1, blank], [1, publisher's device], [1, blank] pages; title-page printed in red and black; limitation leaf inserted. Frontispiece and several illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's dark green quarter-cloth over light grayish-blue paper-covered boards, printed paper label affixed to the spine (additional one laid in). Page edges untrimmed; plain endpapers. Spine very slightly askew; backstrip very lightly rubbed near the base of the spine; spine ends and corners lightly worn; small ding to the upper edge of the front board; board lightly soiled and faintly dulled; spine label browned. Text tanned but still supple; page fore-edges a little worn; endpapers discolored from binding glue; contemporary bookplate. Very good. Won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Originally published September 1920 and went through 19 printings ("editions") before the special signed limited edition was published in October 1922. Prints two Mark Twain letters on pages 204-206 and includes  anecdotes about Twain and other prominent authors. Edward Bok was Dutch immigrant who served as editor for the Ladies' Home Journal. (#10233).