READINGS FROM AMERICAN AUTHORS
by Jennings, John A.
[Twain, Mark] [Clemens, S. L.] Jennings, John A., ed. READINGS FROM AMERICAN AUTHORS. Dublin: Carson Brothers; London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co.  First edition. Original yellow pictorial boards with Twain's profile portrait on front cover. Spine lettering barely legible, but spine is wholy intact; some dust to covers, but a very good copy otherwise, and unusually good for this fragile and scare yellowback anthology. This collection includes a broad selection of American writings with a strong emphasis on humorists. Twain had visited Ireland in 1873, but this is an early appearance of writings in Ireland, and significant because it features Twain on the front cover. Eight pieces (all probably reprints) are by Twain, plus works of Will Carleton, Bret Harte, Artemus Ward, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, William Dean Howells, Max Adeler, James Russell Lowell, and even Edgar Allan Poe. Not in BAL, Johnson, et al. Topp, VIII:97(720). [a] (Inventory #: 24456)