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The First Edition has this very rare and collectable modern first edition book for sale, Mark Twain 1601 Or Conversation at the Social Fireside as it Was in the Time of the Tudors. This book was published by The Black Cat Press in Chicago, USA. This book was a limited edition of just 300.
The Limitation Page to the end o f this book reads as follows:
300 copies of this volume have been printed
direct from hand-set Caslon type on Worthy
Coronet paper by Norman W. Forgue, who
Designed and set the type, assisted by Norman
Johnson at the case. The woodcut frontispiece
and title page decoration by Ben Albert Benson
are printed from the original wood blocks
Completed at Chicago, March 1936”
This book is accompanied “With Notes on Mark Twain’s “1601” and a Check-list of Various Editions and Reprints Compiled by Irvin Haas”
The boards are red, with the front board is stamped in gilt 1601 within an elaborate gilt border. The boards are in Fine condition.
There are 39 numbered pages. The endpapers have a marbled effect orange pattern. All the pages are in Fine condition, with many unopened and so we can safely assume that this book has not been read from cover-to-cover.
This is an incredibly rare and collectable Mark Twain book that will be the centrepiece of any Mark Twain book collection.