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The Prince and The Pauper

By Twain, Mark




The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada before its 1882 publication in the United States.

This novel is set in 1547 and tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance and decide to switch places: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court, London, and Edward VI of England, son of Henry VIII of England.


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The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for People of All Ages

TWAIN, Mark

Boston: James R. Osgood. 1882. First. First American edition, first issue with Franklin Press imprint. Publisher's deluxe binding of half-calf and marbled papercovered boards. The paper on the edges of the boards is a bit worn, and some rubbing to the extremities, as almost always seems the case, else a nice, tight, very good or better copy, with the spine gilt easily readable. On a lark a prince and a pauper change stations in life, allowing Twain to critique various legal and moral injustices. A nice copy of a classic children's tale, scarce in the deluxe binding. BAL 3402. .

$4,000.00

The Prince and the Pauper

TWAIN, MARK

Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882. First American Edition; BAL 3402; binding state B; published slightly earlier in London and Montreal. Publisher's cloth; all edges plain (the book was also available with gilt edges); very slight rubbing; faint, minor spotting on the back cover; overall, a fine, bright copy in a quarter morocco slipcase with chemise.

$3,000.00

The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Near Fine Copy in the Deluxe Sheepskin Binding. First Edition with Franklin Imprint First Issue.Excellent Well Preserved Copy..

$1,750.00


THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

Twain, Mark

1882. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. With One Hundred and Ninety-Two Illustrations. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. Original publisher's half morocco with gilt-decorated spine, and marbled boards and leaf edges. First American Edition of Twain's historical tale for the young. During the last years of Henry VIII's reign, a prince finds a pauper who looks exactly like him and persuades him to exchange clothes -- at which time the prince is chased from the palace, is forced to live as a pauper, and experiences first-hand the wretchedness of the poor and the cruelty of the law. This was actually published in December 1881, just after the London edition and the Montreal copyright edition.~In this copy, the text is in the corrected state on pages 124, 263 and 362 (there were actually several printings bearing the date 1882).~This copy is in the publisher's original half morocco, one of several bindings available to the purchaser ar varying costs. According to a contemporary prospectus, THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER was available in the usual green cloth (with or without gilt edges), "library" binding (full sheep), half calf, or -- as here -- half morocco.~This copy is in near-fine condition (minor wear to the edges of the paper-covered boards, but scarcely any wear at all to the morocco); the front endpaper is cracked and reglued. All of these leather bindings are considerably scarcer than the green cloth one, and are rather scarce in this condition. McBride pp 70-72; Blanck 3402. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase.

$1,450.00


THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

Twain, Mark

1881. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. With One Hundred and Ninety Illustrations. London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1881. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. First Edition of Twain's historical tale for the young. During the last years of Henry VIII's reign, a prince finds a pauper who looks exactly like him and persuades him to exchange clothes -- at which time the prince is chased from the palace, is forced to live as a pauper, and experiences first-hand the wretch­edness of the poor and the cruelty of the law. The London edition was intentionally published before the American edition, for copyright purposes; it was published in late November 1881, followed quickly by (or perhaps simultaneous with) the Montreal edition, and then the (1882-dated) Boston edition in mid-to-late December.~This copy has the primary ad catalogue dated November 1881, and is in near-fine condition (spine slightly faded, but less so than usual). This English edition is much scarcer than the American edition, perhaps because it came out during the brief period when the ill-conceived idea of stapled books was in effect (staples quickly proved to do the job miserably, so binders reverted to using string). McBride pp 70-72; Blanck 3396. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

$1,450.00

THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

Twain, Mark

Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1882. First US edition, mixed state. Octavo, 411pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued in VG- condition. Moderate bumping and shelf-wear. Mild rubbing to green, gilt embossed decorative cloth boards, particularly at corners and head and tail of spine. Sticker, and previous owner's signature to front free end page. Faint soiling to rear end-pages. Front hinge starting. Binding is sturdy. AS CONSIGNMENT. Shelve: Children's Case Spine is dark green with green text in gilt box at head. Dupont.

$1,250.00

The Prince and the Pauper

TWAIN, MARK

Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882. First American Edition; binding state A; published slightly earlier in London and Montreal. Publisher's cloth; plain edges; gift inscription; minor wear and cloth spotting; an attractive copy.

$1,250.00


The Prince and the Pauper

TWAIN, MARK

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. 1st US ed, 1st state binding with spine rosette 1/8" below fillet. VG in dark green cloth with edgewear, professional repairs to head and heel of spine. All edges gilt. Previous owner's gift inscription dated Dec. 25. 1881 on prelim.. First US Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1,200.00

The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages

Mark Twain

James R. Osgood and Co, 1882. Hardcover . VeryGood. 1st printing, 1st state with "Franklin Press" on CR page, but with text corrected on pages 124, 263, 362. BAL 3402 state "A" with central rosette 1/8" below horizontal rule. Green decorated cloth; original publisher's endpapers. Endpapers split at internal hinges, but still a strong binding. Boards have rubbing at edges. Spine ends have rubbing and minimal loss. Gilt is bright, pages & covers are clean. Housed in a custom clamshell box; matching green cloth with black leather labels on spine.

$891.00

The Prince and the Pauper

Twain, Mark

Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1882 First American edition, first state, with the Franklin Press imprint on the copyright page. but with corrected text on pp. 124, line 1 ("state" instead of "estate"), 263, nine lines up ("do" instead of "don not"), and 363, three lines up ("reined" instead of "reigned). Publisher's "library binding," of full sheep, with gilt morocco spine labels. . Octavo. Text illustrations in black and white. Spine ends worn, joints cracking, and expertly restored, one spine label considerably chipped. Still, a good, clean copy, in one of the publisher's deluxe leather bindings.

$850.00

The Prince and the Pauper

TWAIN, MARK

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. First Edition, first issue with Franklin Press on copyright page and uncorrected text, in binding state "B" with top rosette 1/16" below filet. Dark green cloth decorated in black and gilt, edges plain. Previous owner's ink signature to front blank, crack to hinge at prelim before frontispiece (the facsimile letter and translation regarding the birth of the Prince of Wales). Covers very lightly scuffed and rubbed, otherwise a very good copy.. First US Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo.

$750.00

The Prince and The Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages

Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. True first edition, first state, preceding the American by a few weeks. Earliest (nov. 1881) ads and with "couple of fiends" on p. 8. Octavo in red cloth with spine and front cover lettered in gilt and decorated in black. Patterned endpapers. (4) 391+ 32 pp. publisher's ads. Illustrated throughout with drawings in black and white. BAL 3396. A solidly very good example, gilt lettering bright, slightly cocked and wth spine slightly faded, some foxing to the fore edge of the textblock..

$550.00

The Prince and the Pauper

Twain, Mark

Norwalk: Easton Press, 2004. pp. [11] 411. AEG, silk marker, Full leather, boxed,this is number 362/400 with certificate of authenticity .heavy book additional postage will apply. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dj. 8vo.

$550.00

Prince and the Pauper, The: A Tale for Young People of All Ages

Twain, Mark

Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882. 1st. Hardcover. Good/None. 411 pages, illustrated with 192 line drawings. Original green cloth stamped in black and gilt. Cover design is bright, spine a little less so, with a touch of cardboard showing through cloth at bottom edge and corner. Front hinge partially cracked. Back cover with several small white spots. "Ladies Library Association #246" in ink on front fly leaf, contents page a little frayed on fore-edge. Interior pages clean, very good. This is the First Edition, second state. Copyright page states Franklin Press, corrected text on pages 124, 263 and 362. Record # 404236

$500.00

The Prince and the Pauper : A Tale for Young People of All Ages

Mark Twain

James R. Osgood and Company. Very Good. 1882. Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth. First edition. BAL3402. . .

$500.00


THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Boston: James R. Osgood & Company. 1882. First Edition; Early State. Hardcover. Fair in boards. Hinge has started. Tearing to boards. FEPs up to title page are detached but present. First American edition, with the Franklin imprint on the copyright page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$450.00

THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER: A TALE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

Mark Twain

Boston: James R. Osgood & Co, 1882. First Edition U.S.. Octavo. Green cloth with gilt text and designs on front cover and spine. Interior hinges split but still strong; binding slightly cocked. No dust jacket. (G) Book is in GOOD condition. Binding relatively strong although interior hinges are moderately split; text clean with minor, uniform age toning throughout. Text block clean but age toned with some small age spots on a few pages; major shelf wear to binding, bumping to head and tail of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover. [D.C. Store: Case #2 Rare First Editions] First U.S. Edition; Good condition for a well-read copy of this age. Published 1882. Profusely illustrated (192 illustrations). 411 pages. Dupont.

$400.00

The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages

Twain, Mark

Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1882. Decorative Cloth Good+ 8vo. 411 pp. Spine frayed/bumped at head, missing 1/8" at tail. Corners bumped, edges shelfworn. Gilt spine sl. rubbed, gilt cover bright. Light wear to tail. Front hinge cracked, light soil to endpapers. Interior clean, occasional faint finger soil. B/w illustrations throughout text. Edward Tudor and Tom Canty.

$375.00


THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

Twain, Mark

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; Easton Press Collector's Library of Famous Editions; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$275.00


The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

Thorndike Press, 2000-06-01. Lrg. Hardcover. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

$272.70