Feb 23, 2012 - Sale 2269

Sale 2269 - Lot 47

Price Realized: $ 1,200
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Twain, Mark. The Jumping Frog. 15 wood engraved illustrations by Alan James Robinson, including a fold-out center plate; additional suite of signed plates in a chemise in rear. 8vo, 1/4 silver-lettered green moroccan goat over wood veneer covers; clamshell box with spine label. Norman J. Sondheim bookplate. Easthampton, 1985

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number 21 of only 50 deluxe copies signed by robinson with an additional suite and a portrait plate of Twain. The story, based on an old camp tale, was published in 1865; the French translation was issued in 1872. In 1882, Twain published an edition containing the original story, the French translation, and his "re-translation clawed back into English." The Cheloniidae edition contains all three versions.
with--Poe. The Raven. Illustrated by Robinson. Oblong 8vo, black wrappers. Number 22 of 150 copies of the regular edition signed by Robinson. Easthampton, 1986.