The American Claimant.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. 8vo, xv, [16 (blank)], -277,  blank +  ad pp. Illustrated from drawings by Dan Beard. Original decorative grayish-green cloth, lettered in gilt, very god First Edition. Twain wrote the novel with the help of phonographic dictation, the first author (according to Twain himself) to do so. This was also (according to Twain) an attempt to write a book without mention of the weather, the first of its kind in fictitious literature. Indeed, all the weather is contained in an appendix, at the back of the book, which the reader is encouraged to turn to from time to time. Wikipedia. BAL 3434.
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