Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press, 1985. 1st. Original boards. First Edition Thus, Deluxe Edition #28 of 50 copies, printed on the Saunders paper and bound by Gray Parrot bindery. 8vo. pp + 4pp prospectus. An Afterword by Samuel Clemens. Complete suite of wood engravings by Alan James Robinson, each SIGNED and numbered. Also SIGNED by Robinson in the colophon. Includes a portrait etching by Robinson of Twain that did not accompany the regular edition. Quarter green leather over gray wood-pattern boards, silver lettering to spine, housed in a publisher's gray cloth box with wood-pattern spine, the suite of prints is contained in a matching cloth chemise and placed in a quarter lether tray-case. A fine set with the publisher's prospectus laid in. Item #13151
"Mark Twain, with his account of the jumping frog, produced the most famous tale in California, if not Western, history. This little gem of humor that introduced the famed author's first book gave him international prominence."- Kurutz, Sloan Zamorano 80:17. The Cheloniidae edition of the Jumping Frog is from "Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old," as it was first published in complete form in 1875 by the American Publishing Co. Contains three versions of this notorious and celebrated tale, the original (1865), translated into the French, and then "restored to the English after martyrdom in the French."