Iowa City, Iowa: A Prairie Press Publication, 1952. An American Century Special ' One of 1200 printed. Wrappers. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by Franklin J. Meine, the editor & story's discoverer, on the front free endpaper; small 8vo, semi-glossy thick plain paper wrappers (two staples); protected by a printed beige laid paper dust jacket with red stencil lettering (unclipped; no price); illustrated by Dale Ballantyne with an original red woodcut of a riverboat man leaning against a tree with a steamboat behind; 19 pages +  Colophon. Fine / None. Item #6617
Attractive INSCRIBED reprint of Mark Twain's, short story "The Dandy Frightening The Squatter." Recipient was a member of the Chicago Caxton Club. Sam Clemens wrote his first published story when only 16. Franklin Meine, a humorist who discovered the story in "The Carpet Bag," has written a lengthy introduction about the piece.
Fine Condition: Tight, bright, clean copy without foxing or fading. This booklet was handset on quality paper with an original wood-engraved colored ilustration by Dale Ballantyne.
McBride, p.301; BAL 3582 indicating this First Edition was published in 1952.