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The American Claimant. The American Claimant. The American Claimant.
The American Claimant.
TWAIN, Mark.

The American Claimant.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892

Stock Code: 112521

£3,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, the illustrator's personal copy, expansively inscribed by him "Dan Beard indicating arrow His mark" on the front pastedown. The American Claimant was the second Twain novel illustrated by Beard. Twain first noticed Beard's drawings in Cosmopolitan magazine and eagerly commissioned him to illustrate A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889): he was so convinced of the artist's talent that he gave him free rein to interpret the text as he pleased. Beard would go on to illustrate The 1,000,000 Bank-Note, Tom Sawyer Abroad and Following the Equator, and revelled in being known as "the Mark Twain of art", though after the turn of the century devoted himself mainly to organising youth development groups and was a founding member of the Boy Scouts of America. The American Claimant is notably uncommon in the original cloth.

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Description

Octavo (205 x 135 mm). Original green diagonally-ribbed cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt and illustrated in black.

Illustrations

Frontispiece and 25 line-drawings to the text by Dan Beard.

Condition

8 pages of publisher's advertisements to rear. Joints and extremities rubbed with a few small sections of wear, spine faded, front inner hinge slightly tender, contents toned. A very good copy.

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