A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Mark Twain, Samuel L. Clemens.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. First edition. Extraordinary copy with all three of the earliest issue points: "The S King" on p. 59, no damage to type on p. 72 and, most uncommon, the half-title is printed on the recto of the frontispiece. This copy with the geometric-designed end-papers. A lovely copy overall, easily Near Fine, with end-paper starting to crack at the front hinge, but holding well and without repair. Previous owner's name, small ink blot on the front board, cloth a trifle wrinkled on the spine, otherwise bright and fresh. At the time of writing this description, no other copy is available with all three early issue points. "Most collectors are content with a copy with early states of pages 59 and 72, and any copy with the extremely rare half-title is coveted regardless of the other states." (Kevin MacDonnell, "Collecting Mark Twain...") Near Fine (Item #1374)

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