THE LITERARY GUILLOTINE. New York and London: Published by John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1903. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-x [xi-xii] 1-262 [263: advance reviews] [264: blank], original pictorial boards with cloth shelf back, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, top edge stained red, other edges untrimmed, printed endpapers. First edition. First printing with "First edition published Oct., 1903" on copyright page. Mock literary trials held before "The Literary Emergency Court ... in and for The District of North America," reported anonymously by "??????," featuring Mark Twain as one of the three judges and Charles Battell Loomis as prosecutor. Not in Smith, American Fiction, 1900-1925. Boards worn at corner tips, a very good copy. (#113275).
"First edition published Oct., 1903" on copyright page.