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Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale. First Edition in Book Form.

Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale. First Edition in Book Form.

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35 pages, 2 of 4 leaves of color plates.

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Twain, Mark. A DOG'S TALE. New York ; London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, September 1904 [©1903]. First edition in book form. Johnson, Merle: AMERICAN FIRST EDITIONS, p. 217: "About 50 copies the previous year in wrappers."

35 pages, 2 of 4 leaves of color plates. Lacks two illustrations. 21 cm. Original decorative dark red cloth with small stains in places. Some edge and corner wear. Spine panel sunned, spine lettering faded. White lettering and decorative color illustration on front board of two black and white dogs still has nice contrast. Binding firm. Pages bright, text clear.

Tale is told from a dog's point-of-view: "My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian. This is what my mother told me, I do not know these nice distinctions myself ..."

A funny, sweet short story by the incomparable Mark Twain. The story's contents are so informing that it is a must for all students. Mark Twain is a true literary genius whose humor and wit has stood the test of time for over one-hundred years. Very Good. Hardcover.

 

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