A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. Illustrated by Dan Beard. Mark TWAIN, Samuel Langhorne CLEMENS, Dan BEARD.

A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. Illustrated by Dan Beard.

London: Chatto and Windus, 1889. [Humorous fiction] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (19 x 14cm), pp.[xvi]; 525; [32] publisher's advertisements, dated October 1889. Publisher's red cloth lettered in gilt to spine and upper board, decorated in black to boards and spine, patterned endpapers. Pictorial frontispiece and 220 in-text illustrations. With the "Sking" illustration on p.43 and the unbroken type face on p.72, as required by Johnson. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. textblock a little shaken, occasional marks, light spotting to first few pages, spotting to edges. Spine sunned, marking and wear to cloth, corners bumped. Very good. Twain's novel features a man who suffers an accident and finds himself transported back in time, the theme focusses on romanticised views of chivalry and the Middle Ages in a comedic manner. The novel was later renamed as 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'. It has been adapted into a silent film in 1921 by Fox, and a film named 'A Connecticut Yankee' in 1931 directed by David Butler. Item #51858

Johnson, p.51.

Price: £180.00

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