Twain, Mark >>
Title 1601, Or, Sociall Fireside Conversation in Ye Time of Ye Tudors : Being a Curious Extract from Ye Diary of Ye Cupbearer to Her Majestie, Queene Elizabeth, of Blessed Memory
Book Condition Fair with no dust jacket
Publisher N. Y. : Windmill Publishing Company; 1928
Seller ID 19787
20 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, dark red buckram over spine, green genuinely marbled boards, green cloth endpapers, 20 pages numbered to 17, heavy-duty handmade paper with deckle edges, black-and-tan frontispiece illustration, red and gilt highlights to title page and first initial. Calligraphic text. ; Mark Twain's scandalous short story, never published in his lifetime, in which William Shakespeare and other upper crust characters at the court of Queen Elizabeth I blithely discuss farting, debauching, bollocks and other risque topics. ; We have graded this book Fair. No major damage, no defects, all parts are present and readable, but pages were never trimmed and never bound in, and endpapers (of which there are two identical sets) are also untrimmed and laid in, not pasted down. Still a rare and beautiful item. Sold as is.