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Easton Press "A Yankee in King Arthur's Court" Mark Twain, Deluxe Limited Edition of only 300 (Sealed)
Easton Press "A Yankee in King Arthur's Court" Mark Twain, Deluxe Limited Edition of 300


 
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Publisher: Easton Press
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Edition: Limited Edition of 300
Dimensions: As New (Sealed)

Stock Status:In Stock

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Product Code: 45110

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A unique reproduction of the First Edition of Mark Twain's classic novel. This Deluxe Limited Edition features all 220 original vintage illustrations, the complete and unabridged text, and the elaborate cover design from the benchmark First Edition published in 1889. Illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard. The cover design, stamped in three colors, recalls the original cover.


Easton Press. Norwalk, CT. 576 pages. "A Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain. A wonderful Limited Deluxe Edition published by Easton Press, luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. 6 1/2" x 9". Strictly limited to only 300 hand-numbered copies, each one housed in a custom-crafted green clam-shell case. A distinctive reproduction that is lavishly illustrated throughout.


Condition: As New. Sealed. The condition is of the highest quality. This item will be professionally packed with plenty of bubble wrap and in a strong new box to ensure safe delivery.


Includes the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations




About "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court."


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur.

In it, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician - and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and the shoring up of a holy well. He attempts to modernize the past, but in the end he is unable to prevent the death of Arthur and an interdict against him by the Catholic Church of the time, which grows fearful of his power.

Twain wrote the book as a burlesque of Romantic notions of chivalry after being inspired by a dream in which he was a knight himself, and severely inconvenienced by the weight and cumbersome nature of his armor.

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