New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. Original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in black and dark green.
First Edition of this novel in which Twain tried, unsuccessfully, to recreate the character of Colonel Sellers from THE GILDED AGE. This American edition came out in late March or early April 1892; the London edition came out about six months later.
This copy is in olive green cloth; others are in grey-green cloth but are otherwise identical -- no priority between the two colors. This is a near-fine copy (very light rubbing at some edges). Blanck 3434; McBride p. 134. Item #14497