A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Author: Mark Twain
TWAIN, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court. NY: Charles L. Webster, 1890. 8vo, 576pp. +  advts. Olive green cloth pictorially stamped in gold, blue, and black. Patterned endpapers; numerous full-page and textual b&w illustrations throughout. Lower corners a tad worn, spine ends slightly rubbed, else a surprisingly clean, bright, near fine copy with a small sticker for a personal library affixed to upper left corner of front free endpaper and another affixed to lower right corner of rear free endpaper.
First edition, second state, bearing no s ornamentation on pp52 and bearing the 1890 date on the title page. A beautiful copy of this beloved work by the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hank Morgan, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut, is transported to King Arthurs England, where he attempts to modernize the realm, taking advantage of the peoples belief that he is a powerful magician. Mark Twain at his satirical best.