The book displays impressively, measuring 9" x 7 1/4" with decorative gold, black, and green cover design. The book is in very good condition -- I would call it near perfect. There is some very light wear at the top and bottom of the spine and a couple tiny areas of rubbing at the bottom of the front cover that are barely noticable. Other than that, it looks essentially flawless to me -- please see photos to make judgement for yourself.
The edges of the pages and endpapers show some staining, but I saw no pervasive staining throughout. There is an owner's inscription but I see no other writing or rips (though I did not inspect each of the 380+ pages individually). Overall this copy of The Prince and the Pauper would make a beautiful find for any Twain fan.
I have recently come across a wide variety of antique and vintage books from collectors' estates, including more early editions of Twain's books, many Victorian books with decorative covers, novels, first editions, book sets, and much more--something for everyone. RARE ANTIQUE 1889 MARK TWAIN THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER BOOK 192 ILLUSTRATIONS.
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This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "niftythingsrfun" and is located in Midwest. This item can be shipped worldwide.