[Mark Twain]. Prof. J. W. Churchill. Old Bay State Course. Boston: George W. Wheeler, Manager, December 19, 1879. Original handbill for a performance at the Boston Music Hall. Sixteenmo (4.375 x 3 inches; 112 x 75 mm.). Single sheet bifolium. Spine fold barely worn; touch of marginal soiling. Near fine. Readings from Twain's "Encounter with an Interviewer" as well as stories from Coleridge, Matheson, two by Dickens (including "A Christmas Carol") and an Anonymous text. Churchill was "one of the foremost of our teachers of public speaking, and of the most eminent public readers America has known" (The Speaker, Volume III, No. 2, March 1908). (#10293).