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January 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST | Freeville, NY, US    Live Auction

Lot 3348: Mark Twain MARK TWAIN'S (BURLESQUE) AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND FIRST ROMANCE 1871 First Printing Short Story Collection Full-Page Illustrations (123 views)

Mark Twain MARK TWAIN'S (BURLESQUE) AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND FIRST ROMANCE 1871 First Printing Short Story Collection Full-Page Illustrations
Estimate: $100 - $250
Description: Title: Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age",[2] and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".[3] Publisher: Sheldon & Company City: New York Year: 1871 Printing Information: First Printing Binding Style: Other - see description Pagination: 47 pages Width: 5" Height: 7.5" Book Details: "Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance" is an 1871 book by American author Mark Twain. Published by Sheldon & Co. in 1871, the book consists of two short stories: "A Burlesque Autobiography", which first appeared in Twain's Memoranda contributions to The Galaxy, and "First Romance," which originally appeared in The Express in 1870. The book bears no relationship to Twain's actual life. The two short stories present fictional characters who are supposedly part of Twain's lineage. In the final passage, Twain develops the story to a point of crisis, and then abruptly ends the tale, saying: "The truth is, I have got my hero (or heroine) into such a particularly close place, that I do not see how I am ever going to get him (or her) out of it again-and therefore I will wash my hands of the whole business, and leave that person to get out the best way that offers-or else stay there. I thought it was going to be easy enough to straighten out that little difficulty, but it looks different now." With that, Twain's "Autobiography" ends. The illustrations form an interesting aspect of this book. They have no relationship to the text of the book. Rather, they use cartoons illustrating the children's poem The House that Jack Built to lampoon the Erie Railroad Ring (the house) and its participants, Jay Gould, John T. Hoffman, and Jim Fisk. The book was not one of Twain's personal favorites. Two years after publication, he bought all of the printing plates of the book and destroyed them. Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first issue of this Twain title, with no advertisement on verso of title page and advertisement for The Galaxy on back wrapper. Antique booklet is string-bound in original printed wrappers, with captioned illustration ("Our Family Tree") on front cover/title page depicting a public hanging. Book shows mild external wear, with small tear to rear cover and minor loss of material at outside corners of front wrapper. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains full-page illustrations. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
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Lot 3348: Mark Twain MARK TWAIN'S (BURLESQUE) AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND FIRST ROMANCE 1871 First Printing Short Story Collection Full-Page Illustrations
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