First Edition.Published by William W. Williams, Cleveland, Ohio, 1882. BAL Volume 2, page 250 under Selected References.
Good + to Very Good. Gilt on cover and spine is faded or worn away. Corners and spine ends are worn. The corners are worn. Binding is sound. Text is clean. Floral endpapers. There is a foldout illustration before the title page that shows five humorists with Mark Twain in the center. There is a crease across the top of the fold-out. The scan of the front cover shows the lettering and design more clearly than just looking at the book in normal light. There is an area on the spine where it appears the coloring is heavily faded, see scan.
Book ID 5858