The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County


Author: Mark Twain

1870 publication, originally published in 1867. 1867 first printing of 1,000 copies. 1867 second printing of 552 copies. Through 1870 a total of 4,076 copies were printed and bound, 250 unbound copies remained, as well as 50 bound copies. 1870 was the last year the book was published in it’s original format.

Wear with loss at head and foot of spine as shown in scans. The book is maroon. The spine cloth has faded and is more brown in color. The spine gilt is still present though not bright. The front cover gilt is reasonably bright. On the blank page that precedes the title page, there is a small ink name written across the upper left corner and a larger pencil name with the date of July 10, 1871 at the top center. The paper is cracked on the front hinge, but the hinge is sound, and the binding is quite solid. The text is clean. Very good except for the spine cloth loss.

Book ID 2241