1871 1st ed/1st state Mark Twain Burlesque Autobiography First Romance Classic

TWAIN, Mark

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“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” 

― Mark Twain

 

Autobiography and First Romance” by Mark Twain, is another nonsensical spoof from one of America’s best 19th Century authors. Sprinkled with absurd names, alias’ and deeds the family tree soon fills with shadowy and undesirable sorts of all shapes and sizes. In the second section, Twain tells the story of a ludicrously fabricated power struggle in a European Duchy. The intrigue gradually builds to an abrupt and surprising climax

 

The book was not one of Twain’s personal favorites. Two years after publication, he bought all of the printing plates of the book and destroyed them.

 

This first issue edition is bound in the original publisher’s cloth and is illustrated throughout.

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1871 1st ed/1st state Mark Twain Burlesque Autobiography First Romance Classic

 

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” 

― Mark Twain

 

Autobiography and First Romance” by Mark Twain, is another nonsensical spoof from one of America’s best 19th Century authors. Sprinkled with absurd names, alias’ and deeds the family tree soon fills with shadowy and undesirable sorts of all shapes and sizes. In the second section, Twain tells the story of a ludicrously fabricated power struggle in a European Duchy. The intrigue gradually builds to an abrupt and surprising climax

 

The book was not one of Twain’s personal favorites. Two years after publication, he bought all of the printing plates of the book and destroyed them.

 

This first issue edition is bound in the original publisher’s cloth and is illustrated throughout.

 

Item number: #10442

Price: $750

 

TWAIN, Mark

 

Mark Twain’s (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance.

 

New York: Sheldon & Company, 1871. First edition. 1st state

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 47, [2]
    • Many illustrations throughout
    • First State according to BAL: on Copyright page there is NO advertisement for Ball, Black & Co.
  • References: BAL 3326;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19.5cm x 13cm)

 

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10442

Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

TWAIN, Mark

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete