1882 1st/1st Mark Twain The Prince and the Pauper Illustrated Literature RARE

TWAIN, Mark

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“When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”

Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper

 

A rare first American edition of Mark Twain’s popular novel “The Prince and the Pauper”. This humorous work follows the adventures of Tom Canty, a ragged street dweller who looks remarkably like Edward VI, son of King Henry VIII. The two eventually switch places in society after the prince convinces Canty to swap, so that he can experience the ‘outside’ world.

 

This first edition meets the expected first issue points. See below.

 

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1882 1st/1st Mark Twain The Prince and the Pauper Illustrated Literature RARE

 

“When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”

Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper

 

A rare first American edition of Mark Twain’s popular novel “The Prince and the Pauper”. This humorous work follows the adventures of Tom Canty, a ragged street dweller who looks remarkably like Edward VI, son of King Henry VIII. The two eventually switch places in society after the prince convinces Canty to swap, so that he can experience the ‘outside’ world.

 

This first edition meets the expected first issue points. See below.

 

Item number: #9702

Price: $599

 

TWAIN, Mark

 

The Prince and the Pauper, A tale for young people of all ages

 

Boston: James R. Osgood and Co., 1882. First edition. First printing

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 411, [2]
    • 192 illustrations
  • References: BAL 3402
  • Notes on edition
    • First State, or uncorrected state
    • First state binding – rosette spacing on spine
    • ‘Franklin Press’ imprint on copyright page
    • 124, line 1 – “estate”
    • 263, line 9 from bottom – “do not”
    • 362, line 3 from bottom – “reigned”
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Visible repair at inner hinges
  • Size: ~8.5in X 7in (22cm x 18cm)
  • Very desirable 1st printing

 

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9702

Categories

Children's

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

TWAIN, Mark

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete