1919 True 1st/1st Mark TWAIN Curious Republic of Gondour Political Satire

TWAIN, Mark

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“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

Mark Twain

 

Mark Twain and his works were immensely popular all on their own. Such notable characters as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn stood out about other 19th-century literary characters, and not just in the United States.

 

‘The Curious Republic of Gondour’ is a short story by Twain, which is a fictitious satire on social and political commentary. It is one of Twain’s least known works, however, it was reprinted throughout the 20th-century.

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1919 True 1st/1st Mark TWAIN Curious Republic of Gondour Political Satire

 

 

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

― Mark Twain

 

Mark Twain and his works were immensely popular all on their own. Such notable characters as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn stood out about other 19th-century literary characters, and not just in the United States.

 

‘The Curious Republic of Gondour’ is a short story by Twain, which is a fictitious satire on social and political commentary. It is one of Twain’s least known works, however, it was reprinted throughout the 20th-century.

 

Item number: #5035

Price: $499

 

TWAIN, Mark

 

The curious Republic of Gondour, and other whimsical sketches

 

New York : Boni and Liveright, 1919. 1st edition First issue.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 140p
  • References: BAL 3527
  • Note on edition:
    • First true issue with 1919 printed on the title page and copyright page with “Copyright, 1919, by BONI & LIVERLIGHT, Inc., Printed in the U.S.A.”
    • This printing was known to be an illegal and unauthorized edition, printed without the knowledge of Twain.
  • Provenance: handwritten note dated 1922
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth hardcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)
  • Very rare with auction records and price comparisons as high as $1,500

 

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5035

Category

Literature

Authors

TWAIN, Mark

Printing Date

20th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete