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The Jumping Frog  - 1st Edition by  Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens] Twain - First Edition; First Printing - 1903 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. and Biblio.com

The Jumping Frog - 1st Edition

by Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


New York and London: Harper & Brothers. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1903. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A just about Fine first edition in the original red decorated cloth, gently rubbed and little fading to spine. In the elusive, nearly Fine dust-jacket with only a minor chip to the bottom of the spine. In custom made 1/3 leather cloth double slipcase. Hard to imagine a nicer copy can be found; The Jumping Frog in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil. First separate publication, save for a note at pp 64 - reprinted from its first appearance in Sketches, 1875. BAL 3477 .


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