New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1903. First edition thus. Hardcover. 8vo. , 2-65,  pp.Red cloth with white lettering and a green and white frog on the front board, white lettering on the spine. Illustrated by a frontispiece and eleven additional plates drawn by F. Strothman. BAL 3477. Published after Twain discovered a magazine in France had translated his story The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County into French. Amused, he released this edition which contains the original English version of his story, the French translation, and Twain’s back-translation of his story. He maintains the French grammar and syntax for the second English version of his story in this publication. The story of the Jumping Frog first appeared in an American magazine, then in his first published book, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1867), and in his Sketches (1875). A lovely copy. Near Fine. Item #00009775
A Near Fine book with notable offsetting to the front flyleaf and pastedown, 3/4" inch chip to the corner of page 55.