CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE ("MARK TWAIN"). 1835-1910. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. New York: C.H. Webb, 1867.

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CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE ("MARK TWAIN"). 1835-1910.
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. New York: C.H. Webb, 1867.

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CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE ("MARK TWAIN"). 1835-1910.
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. New York: C.H. Webb, 1867.
8vo. Publisher's green cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt, upper cover with gilt frog design, lower center-left, and frog in blind to lower cover, custom cloth dust-jacket, cloth slipcase, minor wear to joints.

FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE, of Twain's first book, without ad leaf, and broken type on pp 21, 66, and 198. A tight, bright copy. "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" (Zamarano 80 17). BAL 3310.
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