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      Sale 2332 | Lot 262
      Price Realized: $8,750With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2332 Lot 262

        TWAIN, MARK. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches. Edited by John Paul [Charles Henry Webb]. 12mo, publisher's maroon cloth over bevelled boards, frog device stamped diagonally in lower left corners of covers (gilt on front, blind on rear), spine extremities retouched, scattered soiling to covers; intermittent minor foxing, chiefly to preliminaries, brown-coated endpapers, collector's cloth slipcase and chemise. New York: C.H. Webb, 1867

        Estimate $8,000 - 12,000

        first edition of the author's first book, first printing, with publisher's advertisement leaf facing title and unbroken type on pp. 21, 66 and 198. The title sketch was first published as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" in the New York Saturday Press November 18, 1865. BAL 3310; Johnson p. 3.

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $8,750