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The Prince and The Pauper

By Twain, Mark




The Prince and the Pauper is an English language novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada before its 1882 publication in the United States. The book represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, the novel tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: 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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$3,000.00

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The Prince and the Pauper.

Twain, Mark

James R. Osgood and Company: New York, 1882. First edition, first issue with uncorrected text; p. 124, line 1 reading "estate"; p. 263 "do not"; p. 362 "reigned." Franklin Press imprint on verso of title page. Octavo, original publisher's green pictorial cloth. In near fine condition with only light shelfwear. BAL 3402; Johnson p. 39-41. The Prince and the Pauper is a treasured historical satire, played out in two very different socioeconomic worlds of 16th-century England, centers around the lives of two boys born in London on the same day: Edward, Prince of Wales, and Tom Canty, a street beggar. During a chance encounter, the two realize they are identical and, as a lark, decide to exchange clothes and roles -- a situation that briefly, but drastically, alters the lives of both youngsters. The Prince, dressed in rags, wanders about the city's boisterous neighborhoods among the lower classes and endures a series of hardships; poor Tom, now living with the royals, is constantly filled with the dread of being discovered for who and what he really is. Brimming with gentle humor and discerning social scrutiny, this timeless tale of transposed identities remains one of Twain's most popular and best-loved novels.

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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)

Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882, 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

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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$1,250.00

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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

TWAIN, Mark

Boston: Osgood, 1882. First. hardcover. very good. 192 illus., large 8vo, original dark green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt & black; plain edges. (Edges rubbed and extremes of spine & corners worn; inner back hinge cracked; . Boston: Osgood, 1882. First American Edition. First issue, with the Franklin Press imprint. BAL 3402, but with the textual corrections. Good looking, clean copy, in a green 1/4 morocco slipcase.

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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: Near Fine, shelf wear, light spots, age toning. Owner inscription at the front endpaper from 1881.

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$899.99

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.

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$891.00

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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, both of which were followed by the (1882-dated) Boston edition in mid-to-late December. This English edition is much scarcer than the American edition, perhaps because it came out during the brief period when flourished the ill-conceived idea of binding leaves with staples; said staples quickly proved to do the job miserably, so by the mid-1880s binders reverted to using string.~This copy has the primary ad catalogue dated November 1881, and is in near-fine condition (minor darkening of the spine, volume slightly askew as usual for this 400-page volume); there is light damage to the gutter between pages 176 and 177, the result of the aforementioned stapled gatherings. The original patterned endpapers are clean and intact (remarkable for such a hefty book); the front free one has an early gift inscription (son to father, December 1882). McBride pp 70-72; Blanck 3396.

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$875.00

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.

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$850.00

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The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

James Osgood, 1882. Hardcover. 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: Good+, shelf wear, stains at the rear board. Missing front endpaper, name at the 2nd endpaper, age toning.

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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

Boston: Osgood, 1882. First. hardcover. very good. 192 illus., large 8vo, original dark green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt & black; plain edges. (Edges rubbed and extremes of spine & corners worn; inner front hinge cracked; some pages have fingerprints). Boston: Osgood, 1882. First American Edition. First issue, with the Franklin Press imprint. BAL 3402, but with the textual corrections. A solid copy.

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$650.00

The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

Perfection Learning, 1992-08. Hardcover. Very Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

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

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$550.00

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. . .

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$500.00