120 page hardcover in very good used condition. General Assembly New Zealand Library book set.Some ware to bottom front cover edge..minor. Library stamp on front page.Harper & Brothers October,1909. RARE & COLLECTABLE. Not a lot of these printed.
Although not published until 1907 in Harper magazine, followed by a slim book version with some revisions in 1909, the story was quite old. The original manuscript dated back perhaps as far as 1868, and an 1873 version has survived. The story was revised several times, and chapters 3 and 4 of the manuscript became the Harper’s story. Longer versions of the manuscript have subsequently been published, including one edited by Dixon Wector which appeared as part of Report from Paradise (1952), and in part 1 of Mark Twain’s Quarrel with Heaven: “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven” And Other Sketches” (Ray B. Browne, ed., 1970).