"None genuine without this label on the battle": First Edition, First Issue of Mark Twain's Punch, Brothers, Punch! And Other Sketches; With a signed Note
Punch, Brothers, Punch! And Other Sketches by Mark Twain.
Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens).$4,000.00
Item Number: 89368
New York: Slote, Woodman & Co, 1878.
First edition: title page with author’s name written in roman, letters missing from p 91, line 4, and 13 lines on p 101. Octavo, original cloth. With a signed notecard from Twain on his stationary which reads, “None genuine without this label on the battle. S.L.C. Oct. 28/ 80. Yrs Truly S.L. Clemens Mark Twain. June 1880.” Inscription to the endpaper, in near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional quote, desirable signed twice by Twain.