Ordeal of Mark Twain
[Mark Twain (subject)]. Van Wyck Brooks. The Ordeal of Mark Twain. London: William Heinemann, 1922. First English edition, using the Dutton sheets (published in 1920) with altered preliminaries. Octavo (8.25 x 5.5 inches; 210 x 140 mm.). [4, blank], vii, [1, blank], [2, fly-title (verso blank)], 267, [7, blank] pages (note: first two leaves serving as endpapers, free endpaper conjugate with half-title leaf. Publisher's dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board ruled in blind, rear board with the publisher's device stamped in blind; page edges untrimmed and unopened; rear endpapers (front endpapers from the text). Spine barely leaning; backstrip faintly dulled; spine ends and corners very gently pushed. Front free endpaper (pages -) and terminal blank lightly discolored from binding glue; booksellers ticket on the rear pastedown. Near fine. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 252. (#10234).