Forty-three Days In An Open Boat Harper's Monthly December 1866 Mark Swain (Twain)

Forty-three Days In An Open Boat Harper's Monthly December 1866 Mark Swain (Twain)
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Publisher-Printing Location:  Harper & Brothers, New York
Date and Numbering: December, 1866 Volume XXXIV, Number CXCIX
Size and Page Count: 6.5 X 10" Tall,approx. 144 pages, the back cover with advertisements and statement of Harper's New Monthly Magazine
Condition:Fair, binding good, front cover has tears worn on all edges especially at spine, rear cover is missing, some staining on cover, foxing, contents are complete.

Illustrations Information: 22 wood engravings

   ----An excellent opportunity for the collector, researcher or historian----

Articles and Information:

EXTREMELY RARE!!!!   Usually found in the later bound 6 month Volume- This is the paper back individual issue published in December 1866.

This magazine contains the first appearance of Mark Twain in print in a national magazine. The article is "Forty-three Days In An Open Boat" pages 104-113.  This predates his first book.  It was published anonymously in the individual issues, and attributed to Mark Swain in the bound volumes. 

Poem: Ballad of Uncle Joe  -By Alice Carey
The secrets of Sable Island  -By Charles Halleck
A reminiscence of Sleepy Hollow  -By Edmund Guilbert
The burglary at Faustel Eversleigh
The work of salvation  -By Caroline Chesebro'
Gilbert Charles Stuart -By Mary Titcomb
Vine lane -By Wirt Sikes
Good looks
The twenty-third of July  -By Mary Newmarch Prescott
Jones's impudence  -By W.H. Davenport
The Virginians in Texas (chaps. I-III) -By William M. (William Mumford) Baker
The last day on the porch  -By Arthur Hastings
Poem: Drifting  -By N.G. Shepherd
Santa Rosa of Lima  -By Frank, Mrs. Leslie
John Bright  -By Moncure Daniel Conway
John Eccleston's Thanksgiving -By Nora Perry
Forty-three days in an open boat. Compiled from personal diaries  -By Mark Swain (Twain) FIRST PRINTING
Poem: Hohenbaden  -By C.C. Cox
Behind the scenes  -By Arthur Fleming
To beginners in bookwriting -By John Home
Editor's easy chair  -By George William Curtis
Monthly record of current events


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