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The Story of Mark Twain by  Joan Howard - Book Club Edition - 1953 - from Knickerbocker Books and

The Story of Mark Twain

by Howard, Joan

Condition: Fine/Near Fine

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1953. A beautifully preserved copy of this 1953 Mark Twain biography, written for young readers. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fresh and fine, bound in hardcover of bright yellow cloth with blue and black titling on front and spine. The cover is clean and bright with only slight shelf-rub to bottom edge. Pictorial endpapers printed in blue and black. Endpapers and hinges intact. Color illustrated jacket is clean and complete (states Book Club edition on bottom of front flap). Jacket lightly edge rubbed with a couple of tiny tears and bit of chipping to spine ends; faint toning to rear panel. B&W illustrations and color cover art by Donald McKay. 5-1/4 x 8"; ix + 174 text pages. Book Club Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by McKay, Donald. 8vo.


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