The Prince and the Pauper.
A Tale for young people of all ages. With one hundred and ninety-two illustrations.James R. Osgood and Company, Boston , 1882 Stock Code: 137789
NotesFirst US edition, second state, text corrected on p. 124 ("state"), p. 263 ("do") and page 362 ("reined"). The London and Montreal editions of this work "were issued some days prior to the Boston edition" (BAL). In the B state binding, with true binder's endpapers at both front and back. The work represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction, and is set in 1537.
Quarto. Original dark green cloth, front cover and spine lettered and decorated in gilt, black and in blind, toned white endpapers. Housed in a custom green cloth flat backed folding case.
Two page facsimile letter, facsimile coins and signature as frontispiece, numerous illustrations to the text.
Spine rolled and a little dulled, cloth otherwise bright, rear hinge cracked but text block firm, a little colour to spine ends, occasional mark to contents. A very good copy in bright cloth.
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