8vo. Hartford, Connecticut: American Publishing Company, 1894. 8vo. 432 pp. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, title page printed red and black, marginal illustrations throughout. Publisher’s brown cloth, all edges gilt. A good reading copy. First US edition, first state, with the text block measuring 11/8 inches and the title leaf conjugate, not tipped in, and Twain's facsimile signature to the frontispiece. It was originally published in the UK the same year. BAL 3442. (Inventory #: 109881)
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