The Gilded Age


Author: Mark Twain

Hartford: American Publishing Company. W. E. Bliss & Co., Toldeo, Ohio. 1874. Bound in three-quarter morocco with marbled boards and endpapers. 1st Edition, mixed state with regard to points presented in BAL. Escholl Sellers, not Beriah Sellers, so 1st state. On page xvi the last illustration listed is 212, 2nd state. On page 246 Hallelujah does not have a comma afterward, and the h is damaged, so 1st state. Page 280 Dr. Jackson does not have a period after it, so 2nd state. The repeated lines are not present on pages 351 through 353, so 2nd state. On page 403 there is an illustration, 2nd state.

Moderate to heavy wear at corners and along top and bottom edges. Chipping to leather at top of spine. Leather is cracked on hinge at bottom front, and top and bottom back. Binding remains quite solid. Text block is clean. Fold-out map at page 247 is present, but loose, as it is jaggedly torn in two near the point of connection to the page. Overall Good+ to Very Good. A sound copy in the less common three-quarter morocco, and with Escholl Sellers.

In Kevin Mac Donnell’s article in Firsts Magazine, July/August 1998, he provides some other examples of broken type corrections. Page 302, type break in heading – yes. Page 320 type break in chapter heading – no. Page 409.14 W drops out in Washington – yes. Page 473 type break in C in chapter heading – no. Page 473.3 type break – no.

Book ID 6035