Oldest Twain Book?

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Oldest Twain Book?

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1trebro
des. 8, 2006, 10:05am

What's the oldest Mark Twain book in your collection?

Mine's a 1907 copy of Christian Science, which I picked up on e-bay a rather longish time ago.

-Rob

2myshelves
des. 8, 2006, 2:34pm

1907 is my earliest too. A Horse's Tale, complete with scribbling by the child who was the original owner. Found at a used & rare book store long before there was an e-bay. :-)

3SidWainwright
des. 9, 2006, 11:40am

Mine's an 1899 (A Tramp Abroad) Bought from a 2nd hand bookshop in Saltaire about 15 years ago.

4thecardiffgiant
des. 10, 2006, 9:23pm

Following the Equator (1899). A fairly recent purchase at a bag sale, this one literally cost pennies.

5trebro
des. 11, 2006, 12:02am

That's really cool--I haven't gotten that lucky w. Twain, but I did nab one of my H.G. Wells "Outline of History" that way.

-Rob

6andyray
juny 18, 2007, 9:05am

how about the adventures of tom sawyer (1876)

have been told and researched it to be a first edition second state.

comments?

rarest i've ever had is: "English as She was Taught." circa 1906 I think. (Sold most of my first ed. twain to pursue my girlfriend. think it was a good tradeoff.)

7andyray
juny 18, 2007, 9:05am

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8Tomwrites
Editat: des. 4, 2008, 1:36pm

My oldest is an 1884 first edition, 2nd printing, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. So andyray has me beat!

9DavidHFears
des. 31, 2009, 2:19pm

I cherish a fine condition first edition copy of the 1875 Sketches New & Old.