The Workman Collection

Mark Twain

Collection of Fiction including A Tramp Abroad and Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

1877 - 1897

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The Workman Collection

A group of first editions by Mark Twain.

  • Sold as a set of 5.
  • Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens] (American).

A True Story, and the Recent Carnival of Crime

Boston: James R. Osgood, 1877. 


Bound in publisher's red cloth lettered in gilt and decoratively stamped in black, endpapers with publisher's advertisements for the "Vest-Pocket Series" printed in red.

Housed in a custom clamshell case.

A Tramp Abroad.

Hartford: American Publishing Company; London: Chatto & Windus, 1880.


Illustrated throughout.

Bound in publisher's black cloth pictorially gilt and stamped in blind.

Housed in a custom clamshell case. 

The £1,000,000 Bank Note.

New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1893.


Bound in publisher's tan cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, taupe, and black, spine gilt-lettered. 

The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. 


Bound in publisher's red cloth, cover and spine decoratively stamped in black and lettered in gilt, edges speckled red.

Housed in a custom slipcase.

Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897.


Bound in publisher's dark blue cloth pictorially printed with elephant, upper cover and spine ornately gilt.

Housed in a custom slipcase.

Condition Report

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A True Story.

Extremities slightly rubbed.

The £1,000,000 Bank Note.

A few stray spots.

The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson.

Very minor rubbing to extremities.

Early ownership signature to front pastedown.

Following the Equator.

Light toning to margins and edges.

Browning to pp. 206-207.

Minor rubbing with some very slight loss to gilt.


First Edition




Americana, Novels

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