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Mark Twain

Sketches, New and Old

The American Publishing Company

1875

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First edition of Mark Twain's Sketches New and Old.

  • Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens] (American).
  • Hartford, Conn: The American Publishing Company, 1875.
  • 320 pages.
  • Octavo.
  • Edges gilt.
  • Bound in the rare publisher's original fine 3/4 crushed morocco leather binding, blind ruled spine with gilt lettering in the second and fourth compartments.


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.

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BAL 3364

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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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First Edition

Language

English

Subject

Short Stories, Comedy

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