The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-day
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|Main Author: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. |
Contributor(s): Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900.
Title: The gilded age, a tale of to-day. By Mark Twain [pseud.] author of "Innocents abroad," "Roughing it," etc. and Charles Dudley Warner, author of "My summer in a garden," "Back Log studies," etc., Fully illustrated from new designs by Hoppin, Stephens, Williams, White, etc., etc. Sold by subscription only.
Publisher: Hartford, Conn., The American Publishing Company, 1873.
Description: xvi, -574,  p. front., illus., plates., fold. map. 23 cm.
Notes: Copy "a" First edition, first state: p. 353 has 38 line of text (the first two lines of text repeating by error the last two lines of text on the preceding page) this being the "Kingpoint" as established by F.C. Willson. This copy also has the following points: "Eschol Sellers" instead of "Beriah Sellers"on p. vii, head of p. 27, p. 247, p. 344. Page xvi ends with "211 Alice". Page 246, 5th line from bottom "Hallelujah" in perfect type, no comma after it; p. 280 period at end of line 18. No illus. on p. 403. Page 409, line 14, initial "W" in "Washington" shows sign of wear; p. 473, the "C" "Chapter LII" is perfect, but "L" in "Le Tartuffe" is missing, this latter point being usually considered a sign of a later state.
Copy "b" 1st ed., 1st issue, intermediate state. no. illus. on p. 403.
Copy "c" 1st ed., 1st issue, intermediate state. 2l. of advertisements at end. illus. on p. 403.
Copy "d" 1st ed., 1st issue, intermediate state. map wanting.
Copy "e" 1st ed., 1st issue, intermediate state. No advertisements in back.
Copy "f" 1st ed., 1st issue intermediate state. Stamp of Bertrand Smith’s "Acres of books" on inside front cover.
Copy "g" 1st ed., 2d issue, intermediate state.
Copy "h" 1st ed., 1st issue, intermediate state. Bound in original brown half-Morocco, Marbled lining papers and edges.
"Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873 ..."
Electrotyper’s slug on verso of t.p.
Copies "a-g" Bound in black cloth. Copy "h" Bound in original brown half-morocco, marbled lining papers and edges.
Varies from copies described by Johnson and Blanck.
Two letters containing bibliographical data from Bennett Book Studios laid in.
Johnson, M. De V. A bibliography of the works of Mark Twain, p. 17-22.