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The Prince & The Pauper by Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens] - Hardcover - 2nd Edition - 1887 - from Town Books of San Anselmo (SKU: 85)

The Prince & The Pauper

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The Prince & The Pauper: A Tale

by Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]

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  • hardcover
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This 133 year-old, beautifully embossed book is in Very Good condition. Minor bumping to spine head. foot and corners. Some soiling and scuffing to binding. Blank endpapers are foxed. Slight water staining and page warping at rear of book, predominately on the Conclusion and Note pages. Hinge is tight. No tears to pages. Text and illustrations are bright and clear. Interior is clean, no writing or bookplates. See photos for condition. 192 illustrations throughout text. Illustrator is unnamed.


The Prince and the Pauper is an English language novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada before its 1882 publication in the United States. The book represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, the novel tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court, London, and Edward VI of England, son of Henry VIII of England.


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Town Books of San Anselmo US (US)
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The Prince & The Pauper
Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]
Green cloth boards with spine and cover stamped in gilt and black
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
2nd Edition
Charles L. Webster and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Mark Twain, Historical fiction, English history, Princes, Kings, Humorous Fiction
7 X 8 3/4

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About Town Books of San Anselmo

Town Books is run by volunteers for the benefit of the San Anselmo Library, San Anselmo, CA. All titles are donated and go through a thorough accession process to ensure that the books are clean and in a good reading state. Selected titles of rare and vintage books are reserved for our online sales with


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Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process... [More]
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
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