YANKEE AT THE COURT OF KING ARTHUR
1890. Item #85222
TWAIN, Mark, (Samuel L. Clemens). A YANKEE AT THE COURT OF KING ARTHUR. Authorized Edition. In Two Volumes. - Vol. I. (& II.) Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1890. Collection of British Authors Tauchnitz Edition, Volumes 2638 & 2639. The first Tauchnitz edition of this title. Two small octavo volumes (16 x 11 cm), uniformly bound in quarter brown cloth and marbled paper boards, with gilt-stamped title on spines, and all edges marbled: 286,, 270, pp. Contemporary ink ownership on ffep. of each volume (one is dated 'February 14, 1891 - Berlin') and a faint pencil note ('Those people are French are they not?') on the half-title in volume 1. Two leaves in volume 1 (117 & 8) have a closed tear at top edge that touches the running title, but without loss. One leaf in volume 2 (66) has a short closed tear at the fore-edge. Otherwise, some occasional light thumbing, but overall a very good and appealing copy. (Todd & Bowden 2638a & 2639; Rodney pp. 91 & 120; BAL 3648).