First edition of The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and Other New Stories by Mark Twain.
Octavo, , 9-260pp, , 9pp advertisements. Tan cloth, title in gilt on spine, illustrations on front cover. Bookplate remnant on front pastedown endpaper. Includes half-title, advertisements at rear. Frontispiece by Dan Beard with tissue cover. Light soiling to cloth, occasional thumb marks within text block. (BAL 3436) (McBride 158) An attractive example.
The first American edition of The £1,000,000 Bank-Note was published by Charles L. Webster of New York and advertised as early as April 15th, 1893. Two weeks later, the first English edition was published on April 28th.