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Mark Twain's Autobiography (Burlesque) and First Romance

by Twain, Mark

Condition: Good minus


New York: Sheldon & Company, 1871. Good minus. 12mo = 7-9". Maroon cloth hard covers, blind-stamped decoration and gilt lettering. Edges and spine worn, spine chipped at top/bottom. Hinges cracked, front free endpages loose, all other pages fully intact, tear in title page. Contains many humorous ink illustrations. Pages slightly browned but clean, no markings.



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12mo
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