1892 1st ed Mark Twain American Claimant Samuel Clemens Beard Illustrated FAMOUS

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“Nothing breaks up an author’s progress like having to stop every few pages to fuss-up the weather. Thus it is plain that persistent intrusions of weather are bad for both reader and author.” 

Mark Twain, The American Claimant

 

The American Claimant’ is an 1892 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. This comedy of mistaken identities is a classic tale of “greener grass”.  According to Twain himself, “No weather will be found in this book. This is an attempt to pull a book through without weather.” This would be the first American fictional work to attempt to employ this method.

 

Including the frontispiece, this example has 24 line-drawings by Dan Beard. This would be the second Twain novel to be illustrated by Beard, the first one being ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court’ (1889). Twain was so enamored by Beard’s artistry, that he gave him creative freedom to interpret the text as he pleased.

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1892 1st ed Mark Twain American Claimant Samuel Clemens Beard Illustrated FAMOUS

 

“Nothing breaks up an author’s progress like having to stop every few pages to fuss-up the weather. Thus it is plain that persistent intrusions of weather are bad for both reader and author.” 

Mark Twain, The American Claimant

 

The American Claimant’ is an 1892 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. This comedy of mistaken identities is a classic tale of “greener grass”.  According to Twain himself, “No weather will be found in this book. This is an attempt to pull a book through without weather.” This would be the first American fictional work to attempt to employ this method.

 

Including the frontispiece, this example has 24 line-drawings by Dan Beard. This would be the second Twain novel to be illustrated by Beard, the first one being ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court’ (1889). Twain was so enamored by Beard’s artistry, that he gave him creative freedom to interpret the text as he pleased.

 

Item number: #13699

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TWAIN, Mark

 

The American Claimant.

 

New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. First Edition; First Printing.

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xvi, 17-277, blank, p. [278]; 8pp. advertisements; blank leaf.
    • 24 illustrations
  • References: BAL 3434;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Cloth
  • Size: ~8.25in X 5.75in (21cm x 14.5cm)

 

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13699

Category

Literature

Authors

TWAIN, Mark

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete