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 -- there is no priority between the two colors, and there are no "issue points" of the text. This is an unusually fine, bright copy -- the only flaw being a small cello-tape mark on the front free endpaper. Blanck 3434; McBride p. 134. Item #15022