29 June 2005
CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910). The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Stories. Edited by John Paul [Charles Henry Webb]. New York: John A. Gray & Green for C.H. Webb, 1867.
12o. 1-page publisher's advertisement at front. Original plum bevelled cloth, with gilt frog at lower left in gilt on front cover, and same position in blind on back cover, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine (slightly cocked, very slight wear to spine ends and fore-corners, otherwise very fine); half morocco folding case. Provenance: Arthur Swann (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, FIRST ISSUE, with the leaf of ads and unbroken type on pages 21, 66 and 198. BAL 3310. THE VERY FINE ARTHUR SWANN COPY.
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