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Sketches, New and Old
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First edition of Mark Twain's Sketches New and Old.
Twain's 63 often outrageous sketches, composed between 1863 and 1875. From a piece about the difficulty of getting a pocket watch repaired properly to thoughts on bureaucrats, courts of law, the profession of journalism, the claims of science and the workings of government.
Minor wear to ends and corners with evidence of shelving.
Foxing to the pastedowns and endpapers.
Minor separation to the inner hinge.
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