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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. .

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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.

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

Mark Twain

Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882. 1st. Half-Leather. Collectible; Very Good. The 1892 1st American edition (with the imprint of the Franklin Press on the coyright page). In the Publisher's Deluxe binding (half-morocco over marbled boards). Clean, solid and well-preserved. VG, with light wear at the tips and along the outer hinges. Small abrading to the author spine label and light rubbing to the rear panel. Internally, very clean, with no writing or markings of any kind. Octavo, 411 pgs., 192 illutrations accompanying the text. Housed in a custom-made chemise and box, with gilt-lettered leather spine label.

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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..

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

TWAIN, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

James R. Osgood, 1882. FIRST EDITION SECOND STATE. 1 vol., with 192 illustrations, corrected text on pages 124, 263, & 362. Bound in the publisher's deluxe binding of 1/2 brown morocco, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, some rubbing to edges of covers resulting in some loss to the marbled paper boards, otherwise an unusually bright fresh copy often found in somewhat sad condition. Mark Twain's first attempt at historical fiction.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Twain, Mark

New York: James R. Osgood, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing, first issue of the imprint and second state of text, "A" state binding. (Franklin Press imprint on copyright page. Errors are corrected in text. Single publisher imprint on title page. As for binding, last leaf used as paste down with one blank preceding it, with central rosette on spine a close 1/8" below fillet.) 411 pp. Very Good or better. Rubbing to cloth, wear at head and tail, exposed tips, rear hinge starting, a few finger smudges in text. Nice shape overall. Twain's classic novel with its rare "A" binding as established in Bibliography of American Literature.

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The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper First Edition Mark Twain 1st Issue 1882 Rare Book, 1882. Hardcover. Very Good. James Osgood, Boston 1882. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. "Estate" on page 124. "Do not" on page 263. "Reigned" on page 362. Franklin imprint on the copyright. Rosette 1/8" below fillet. Green cloth boards. BAL 3402. Book Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots, age toning. Owner inscription at the front endpaper from 1881.

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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.

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$850.00

The Prince and the Pauper.

Twain, Mark.

James R. Osgood, 1882. First edition, second issue with Franklin Press imprint., 1882.. First edition, second issue with Franklin Press imprint.. Owner's ink name and date to front free endpaper, corners just showing, rubbing to spine tips with some color loss, two small nicks to rear joint, overall very good to near fine with hinges firm, in custom mylar cover.. Black and white illustrations throughout.. Green cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt.

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$750.00

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.

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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. . .

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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

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Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

Amereon Ltd, 1964-02-01. Hardcover. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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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.

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$375.00

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The Prince and the Pauper (Webster's Spanish Thesaurus Edition)

Twain, Mark

ICON Group International, Inc.. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! International Shipping available. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. d

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