The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches.

Rare First Edition, First Printing of Mark Twain's The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches.

TWAIN, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens].

$18,500.00

Item Number: 125145

New York: C.H. Webb, 1867.

First edition, first printing of the author’s rare first book. Octavo, original cloth, first issue lacking the leaf of ads facing the title page but with unbroken type on pages 21, 66 and 198. In very good condition with light wear to the extremities. A sharp example.

"Perhaps no short sketch of Twain's so quickly won wide popularity as did 'The Jumping Frog.' Calaveras County, California, is known to thousands who have never seen the Golden State simply because of this gem of humor. This little volume, the author's first published book, came into being under the sponsorship of Charles Henry Webb-who also edited it under his pseudonym of 'John Paul.' To accompany 'The Jumping Frog' he chose twenty-six other sketches, of which at least two, 'Curing a Cold' and 'The Story of the Bad Little Boy Who Didn't Come to Grief,' later attained the distinction of being incorporated into recitation books for the delectation of even wider audiences" Zamorano 80 #17. BAL 3310;

Add to cart Ask a Question SHIPPING & GUARANTEE
Raptis Rare Books | Fine Rare and Antiquarian First Edition Books for Sale