A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Twain, Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens 1835 - 1910)

Price: $350.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


First Edition, Second Issue. Second state without the "S-like ornament" within the caption on p. 59; having no half title; with perfect type on p.72.


Publisher's decorative olive-green cloth stamped in blue-gray, black and gilt, spine gilt, lettered in gilt, blue-gray endpapers patterned in brown. 8vo, xiv, [15]-575, [1 blank] + [2] ad pp. 8.5 inches. Illustrated with 44 wood-engraved plates and numerous text illustrations (some full-page) by Dan Beard.


Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with lower corners rubbed and light wear on spine tips.


Hank Morgan, knocked out during a fight, comes to in Camelot in the year 528, where he avoids execution by successfully predicting an eclipse, uses 19th century weapons to help repel an attack, marries, and has a child only to be put into a deep sleep by Merlin, to reawaken in his proper era.


Ref: Bal, 3429; Bleiler, (1995) 1-25; Wright, 1090; Allen 661

Title: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author Name: Twain, Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens 1835 - 1910)

Illustrator: Dan Beard

Categories: 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Charles L. Webster: 1889

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9

Seller ID: 013478

Keywords: 19th Century Literature Illustrations / Illustrators Victorian and Decorative Binding; Fantasy; Satire,