Punch, Brothers, Punch! and Other Sketches
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New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., 1878. 140pp + 2pp ads. Or cobalt blue cloth ornately decorated in blind stamped black with title in gilt to spine. Slightly rubbed at corners, slight shelf wear at head and foot of spine, small marks to front board, ink stain on rear board, small piece of blue paper stuck to bottom left of title page, previous owners gift inscription dated July 15, 1878. Meets first issue points as per Blanck's Bibliography of American Literature (1957; Vol 2, p191, #3378). Blue cloth with blue endpapers, terminal pastedown with picture of Mark Twain's Scrap Book measuring 2" x 2 7/8". Author's name on title page in Roman type (later issues had facsimilie signature). On 4th line from bottom on page 91 reads "health offi..... could " where later issues have "health officer's funeral could". Page 101 has a total of 13 lines of text. The blue cloth is given as primary issue, with other colours secondary. An very nice bright copy of this scarce lesser known Twain title.. First Editon, First State.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 12mo.
New York:: Slote, Woodman & Co.,, . First edition. publisher's red wrappers printed in gold and black; preserved in a custom slipcase and chemise. Front wrapper neatly reatttached; tiny chips to corner of wrapper and bottom of spine; old gift inscription. 12mo,. BAL 3378; state I; first state of binding.
TWAIN, Mark. PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH! and Other Sketches. New York:: Slote, Woodman & Co.,, 1878. First edition, second issue, second wrappered binding [see BAL 3378]. . Spine has light wear, with quarter-inch chip and one-inch tear on lower spine, light wear and creasing to wrappers, else a near fine copy; fragile binding, difficult to find in nice condition. . Eighteenmo, red coated pictorial wrappers, 140 pages [followed by four pages of ads. A bibliographically important issue, as the rear cover prints the text of a long letter by Mark Twain about his patent scrap book which does not appear in the first issue binding.
Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]
New York: Slote, Woodman & Co.. Very Good+. c1878. Cloth. An attractive, unrestored mixed state copy, second state (Edition as per BAL) with author's name in facsimile autograph, laid paper. In black stamped green cloth, gilt stamped spine with first state, undecorated cream end-papers; second state scrap book illustration measuring 3"x5" on rear paste down. BAL 3378. Almost Near Fine condition, spine ends slightly rubbed; Punch, brothers, punch with care! Punch in the presence of the passenjare!.Contains the first use of the telephone in a work of fiction in "The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence, etc." .
New York: Slote, Woodman & Co, 1878. Paperback Fair 140 pp. 16mo. Paperback. 1st edition, 1st issue: "Mark Twain" in Roman font on front cover; pg 91, 4th line from bottom reads "health offi ...... could hardly sweeten". Edgeworn w/ sm. chips/tears. Creasing to corners. Spine and joints sunned. Creasing, tears to spine, 1 1/2" strip of paper missing from spine. Covers partially detached. Pgs lightly browned. Some pg corners dogeared.
New York: Slote, Woodman & Co.. 1878. Hardbound. A very nice copy with minor rubiing to the binding.. Printed S.W. Green. Bound in green cloth. Ad at the rear for Twain's scrap book and an illustration of the scrao book on the inside back cover. Great blue end papers. . 140 p.
Slote, Woodman & Co., New York: 1878. First edition, second issue., 1878.. First edition, second issue.. Minor wrinkling to front free endpaper and next two pages, spine tips fraying, still very goo with hinges firm, in custom mylar cover.. Blue cloth decoratively stamped in black. Blanck, 3378.
NY, (1878). First edition, second state with the author's name on the title page written as a facsimile signature. Bookplate on e.p. A good copy in terra cotta cloth, blue e.p. Flyleaf loose, some rubbed. BAL 3378
New York: Slote, Woodman & Co, 1878. Hardcover - lacks dust jacket. Good. With the original blue cloth, decoratively stamped in black on the front cover. There is wear to front and back boards. The spine has black and gilt lettering, and is darkened and worn. Internally there is some foxing.
New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., 1878. First Edition, Second Issue. Hardcover. Very Good. Publisher's blue cloth, lettering and illustration stamped in black on front board, gilt-stamped lettering on spine, blind-stamped ornament on rear board; 12mo; pp. 140,  (facsimile ALS from Twain to his publisher, ads). Second issue, with corrections to text and facsimile of Twain's signature on title-page. Spine, front hinge, and rear board scuffed; spine tips and corners lightly bumped and frayed; some faint browning here and there throughout text block, but overall clean and unmarked.
New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., 1878. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair/good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. This a first edition, first state with Mark Twain in Roman type, page 91 "health offi . could hardly sweeten, page 101 13 lines. It is clean, internally tight, square and unmarked. It is mildly rubbed at the edges with slightly corners. The front board and front end papers are separated. It has green marbled end papers and 140, clear, very lightly toned pages in a three-quarter binding with tan leather at the corners and spine. The spine has gilt designs rubbed at the top and gold titles in a black box. The boards are covered in green marbled paper. Bookseller Inventory