1889 1st/1st Mark Twain Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Magic SIGNED

TWAIN, Mark

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“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

Mark Twain

 

A first edition printing of the famous Mark Twain novel, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” Follow A Yankee engineer from Connecticut who is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician!

 

A rare first state published in 1889 of particular interest with a paste in signature of the author (not authenticated)

 

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1889 1st/1st Mark Twain Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Magic SIGNED

 

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

Mark Twain

 

A first edition printing of the famous Mark Twain novel, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” Follow A Yankee engineer from Connecticut who is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician!

 

A rare first state published in 1889 of particular interest with a paste in signature of the author (not authenticated)

 

Item number: #13539

Price: $950

 

TWAIN, Mark

 

A Connecticut yankee in king Arthur’s court by Mark Twain.

 

New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. First edition, first state

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xiv, 575, [1]
    • Illustrated throughout
  • References: BAL 3429; MacDonnell, 48-49;
  • Notes on edition:
    • Half-title not on verso of frontispiece
    • Does include ‘S’ device on p.59
    • Text broken on p. 72, last three lines
  • Provenance:
    • Handwritten – Wooster Webber, 1890
      • Henry Wooster Webber (1866-1911) was a superintendent at Comstock, Cheney & Company in Ivoryton, a position his father, Lorenzo Dow Webber (1833-1905), had held for thirty years. H. Wooster Webber later also served on the board of directors of the company. He married Bessie Wright in 1893. Her father, Alfred Mortimer Wright, led the Connecticut Valley Manufacturing Company in Centerbrook. Webber’s house at 81 Main Street in Ivoryton was built in 1896, next to his father’s house. He later moved his family to Hartford because of the high reputation of the city’s public schools. Then he would reside during the week in Ivoryton and spend his weekends with his family in Hartford.
      • Source: historicbuildingsct.com/h-wooster-webber-house-1896/
    • Handwritten (Pasted in) – Mark Twain (Sl. Clemens)
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Decorative green cloth
  • Size: ~8.5in X 7in (22cm x 18cm)

 

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13539

Category

Literature

Authors

TWAIN, Mark

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete