Item #4959 The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages [ True American First ]. Mark Twain.

The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages [ True American First ]

Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #4959

First American Edition. An absolutely beautiful First Issue in collectible condition. First Issue, with Franklin imprint on copyright page (versus University Press in later issues); BAL 3402. Light wear to cloth, bookplate, some fading to the case.

411 pp. 192 illustrations in black and white. (8vo) original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt Recased with the original spine and front cover cloth laid down, custom chemise and calf-backed slipcase.

Very good+ and still in collectible condition.

Collectors frequently strive to enrich their legacy libraries by acquiring first editions of contemporary classics. These initial printings are prized for encapsulating the authentic essence of a novel's inception, presenting the text in a format untouched by subsequent revisions or alterations. This pursuit allows collectors to obtain the most genuine version of a novel, preserving the original nuances and quirks, even errors, by the author. For instance, first editions by literary figures such as Mark Twain, Bill Clinton, and J.K. Rowling often feature errors that were later corrected in subsequent printings, deviating from the unique characteristics of the initial impression.

Price: $1,350.00  other currencies