Mark Twain [pseudonym for CLEMONS, Samuel Langhorne] (1835-1910).
Title Mark Twain Compliments the President's Wife.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Boston: Anne & David Bromer, 1984
Inscription Signed by Other
Seller ID CGSZ118-002
LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies, this is number 72 of the regular copies. Miniature Book. 2 5/16 x 1 13/16 inches. [iv], 14,  pp. Half-title with typography ornament in blue, double-page title page with ornaments, page number printed within red fleurons, 4 ornaments throughout the text including the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, front cover label printed in 2 colors, brown end-papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Rez Lingen of the Poote Press. Fine. This is the FIRST EDITION of a text Twain wrote to honor Mrs. Grover Cleveland in 1888 for her efforts to promote the literary arts at a reception at the White House. Here Twain adopts the dialect of a "coloured waiter" with which to address the First Lady. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, Anne and David Bromer No. 11.
Mark Twain, Samuel Clemons, Mark Twain Compliments the President's Wife, Anne David Bromer, Miniature Book, Fine Press, Limited Edition