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Clemens, Samuel L.

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1949)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1949. Cloth and Decorative Boards. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Slip Case. Honore Guilbeau (illustrator). 1st Edition thus. Slip Case in fine Condition. Has book plate on front paste down. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 028071

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Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain).

Published by N.Y.: The Limited editions Club, 1949. (1949)

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Item Description: N.Y.: The Limited editions Club, 1949., 1949. #223 of a limited edition of 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator. Intro. by Carl Van Doren, illus. by Honore Guilbeau. 4to; 275 pp. Bound in gold colored foil with cloth spine, slight rubbing to foil, still a near fine copy, internally fine. Slipcase is also covered in the same foil and while it doesn't show mauch wear it does has a lot of markings. I think that while the case was not waterstained it may have been in damp condition and the slipcase shows the effect. It looks like it may have been stuck to books on both sides which pulled off small patches of foil. Case is only good with also a faded spine. Bookseller Inventory # 02741B

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Clemens, Samuel L.

Published by Limited EditionsClub, New York (1949)

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Item Description: Limited EditionsClub, New York, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Free Shipping in USA. LEC edition 275pp w/illustrations 8.75 x 12.5" Gold boards with blue cloth spine in gold slip case. With an intro. by Carl van Doren; illus by Honore Guilbeau, and signed by him. Ltd to 1500 ccs, of which this is #269. Condition: A bit of edge wear, covers a bit rubbed, else Very Good. Slip case rubbed with some edge wear, else Good condition. We ship books in the USA in sturdy corrugated cartons not padded envelopes. Free tracking (delivery confirmation) for all USA shipments. Large and/or heavy book. Extra postage may be needed for foreign shipment. Bookseller Inventory # 30880

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens); Illustrated by Eminent Artists; Edited by Donald M. Kunde; Printed by Ralph Baldwin

Published by Privately Published (1967)

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Item Description: Privately Published, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited First Edition. Pale cloth hardcover with brown title label on front board; 37 pages; new plastic protective jacket. No. 86 of a limited edition printing of 265 numbered copies, of which 215 are for sale. Signed on limited edition page by editor, Donald M. Kunde. Fine condition. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Signed by Editor. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 065743

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TWAIN, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens).

Published by Limited Editions Club,, NY: (1970)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club,, NY:, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by Joseph Low (illustrator). Selected and introduced by Edward Wagenknecht. This copy is number 311 of a limited edition of 1,500 copies. SIGNED by the illustrator. A bit of fading to the cloth at the crown of the spine, else near fine in a very good (moderate shelf wear and aging) slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 53568

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Clemens, Samuel L.

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1949)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1949. Hardcover. Guilbeau, Honore (illustrator). Three-quarter blue cloth with slick gold paper figured boards, slick gold paper slipcase, gilt letters on spine, 275 pp., many illus. The words of Mark Twain's classic spoof are enhanced with an introduction by Carl Van Doren and the pen-and-ink drawings of American artist Honore Guilbeau (1907-2006). Each chapter begins with an illuminated letter in blue and gold, as crafted by Guilbeau. A lovely edition. #980 of 1500 copies, signed by Honore Guilbeau on rear fly leaf. G+ (Ex-library, with spine marks on slipcase, book has minor edge rubbing, slipcase has borne the brunt of past use but is still intact and good.). Bookseller Inventory # 135694

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LEC]. Twain, Mark. [Samuel L. Clemens].

Published by Westerham: Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club by the Westerham Press, LTD, 1964. (1964)

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Item Description: Westerham: Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club by the Westerham Press, LTD, 1964., 1964. 221 (2)pp. 4to. Original cloth in glassine wrap and protective box. LEC: #386 or 1500 copies signed by the artist. . Very good in very good box. Bookseller Inventory # 506

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CLEMENS, Samuel L.]

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Item Description: 0. KNIGHT, David (illustrator). [CLEMENS, Samuel L.]. A Tramp Abroad. Illustrated by David Knight. With an Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht. Original cloth-backed marbled boards in publisher's slipcase. Hartford: Printed for members of the Limited Editions Club, [1966]. Limited to 1,500 copies signed by the artist. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2669

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LEC]. Twain, Mark. [Samuel L. Clemens].

Published by New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1972. (1972)

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Item Description: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1972., 1972. xxvii, 445 (2). Tall 8vo. Ofiginal cloth-backed illustrated boards in protective box. LEC edition: #386 of 1500 copies signed by the artist. . Very good in very good box. Bookseller Inventory # 504

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Clemens, Samuel L.

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1949)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1949. Limited Editions Club (illustrator). small 4to. cloth spine with sides covered with gilt paper stamped in blue, slipcase. xii, 275+(1) pages. With an Introduction by Carl van Doren and illustrations by Honore Guilbeau. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Guilbeau (LEC 196). Lettering of title lines done in gilt by Charles E. Skaggs in facsimile of 6th century illuminated manuscripts. Gilt foil covering slipcase is curled along front edge. Spine of book is slightly faded. cloth spine with sides covered with gilt paper stamped in blue, slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 30338

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Clemens, Samuel L.

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Item Description: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1949. Folio.1/1,500 signed copies. Limited Editions Club, signed by illustrator. A lovely copy. In handsome slipcase with minor wear to extremities. Bookseller Inventory # 010951

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TWAIN, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens).

Published by Chronicle Books,, San Francisco: (1987)

ISBN 10: 0877014426 ISBN 13: 9780877014423

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Item Description: Chronicle Books,, San Francisco:, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Illustrated with wood engravings by Alan James Robinson. First printing thus. SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. From a smoker's library - light tobacco odor, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 64820

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CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1949)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good +. Honore Guilbeau (illustrator). Limited to 1500 copies, numbered and signed by illustrator. This is copy no. 309. Quarter cloth with gilt lettering and gold paper over boards with blue design to front panel. Edges of boards lightly rubbed, in rubbed but good slipcase. Includes the newsletter and card. Size: 4to. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 21857

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MARK TWAIN COMPLIMENTS THE PRESIDENT'S WIFE: Clemens, Samuel L.

Clemens, Samuel L.

Published by Anne & David Bromer, Boston (1984)

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Item Description: Anne & David Bromer, Boston, 1984. Miniature Books (illustrator). miniature book (5.8 x 4.6 cm). brown cloth with paper cover label inset onto front cover. (iv), 14, (4) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies signed by printer of which this is one of the 150 trade copies (Bradbury, Bromer 11). Printed letterpress by Rez' Lingen at his Poote Press. The first appearance of this Twain sentiment. brown cloth with paper cover label inset onto front cover. Bookseller Inventory # 116890

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Twain, Mark (1835-1910) as Samuel L. Clemens

Published by Aldus Printers and Ferris Printing, New York, NY (1949)

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Item Description: Aldus Printers and Ferris Printing, New York, NY, 1949. Hardcover. First thus edition. [xi] 275 pages of text. Measures 30.8cm (height). Hardcover: 1/2 blue cloth; gold paper covered boards; blind stamped blue decoration; #1161 of 1500; signed by Guilbeau; author's full name: Samuel Langhorne Clemens; slip-case damaged; prospectus laid in; owner marks. American novel; fine printing; Limited Editions Club. Size: Quarto (4to). Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 7854baU

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McKay, Donald) [Clemens, Samuel L.]

Published by Random House, New York (1930)

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Item Description: Random House, New York, 1930. Number 476 of 2000 copies, signed by McKay. Printed at the Pynson Printers under the Supervision of Elmer Adler. Illustrated by Donald McKay. 132 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Decorative pictorial cloth backed with beige leather. Spine slightly darkened (as usual) else fine Illustrated by Donald McKay. 132 pp. 1 vols. 4to Number 476 of 2000 copies, signed by McKay. Printed at the Pynson Printers under the Supervision of Elmer Adler. Bookseller Inventory # 62782

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Clemens, Samuel L) Lanier, Henry Wysham, ed

Published by The Review of Reviews Corporation, New York (1925)

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Item Description: The Review of Reviews Corporation, New York, 1925. 1 vols. 8vo. Autograph Advance Edition. Autograph Advance Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed by the Editor. F.f.e.p. inscribed: "To Walter Littlefield / Henry Lanier/ Number 122 / December 11, 1924.". Blue papered boards, original wrappers bound in. Minor rubbing and shelf wear to boards, internally Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 55529

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CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.

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Item Description: 1978. Moser, Barry (illustrator). [CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.] 1601. Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors. [By] Mark Twain. [N.p., 1978] [10], 25 p. Fine- wove linen cloth. Very fine. One of 200 copies of the "Lazarus edition" consisting of newly discovered sheets of a 1920 edition with the addition of a new wood-engraved portrait of Twain by Barry Moser, signed and numbered by Moser. Bookseller Inventory # 14033

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Clemens, Samuel L. [pseud. Mark TWAIN]

Published by The American Publishing Company, Hartford Conn (1899)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, Hartford Conn, 1899. No 157 of 512 copies of the "Autograph Edition". Frontispiece, etched title, 6 illustrations by Beard. x, [ii], 11-408 pp. 8vo. Illustration facing p. 166 SIGNED ("Dan Beard") by the illustrator. BAL 3456 Three-quarter green morocco, gilt. Near fine Frontispiece, etched title, 6 illustrations by Beard. x, [ii], 11-408 pp. 8vo No 157 of 512 copies of the "Autograph Edition". Bookseller Inventory # 100259

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Twain, Mark; Samuel L. Clemens

Published by Not published, London (1900)

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Item Description: Not published, London, 1900. Unbound. Book Condition: Very good condition. First Edition. Postcard measures 4.5" x 3.5", postmarked Kilburn July 19 1900. Addressed in Twain's hand "For Mr. Mac Allister 20 Hanover Square." Written by Twain on reverse is "July 18. I am a deal better, + expecting to be at 56 on Saturday [initialed] S.L.C." Sent to Twain's English publisher and neighbor, MacAlister. American literature. Slightly to moderately browned, with a few spots of staining including old adhesive residue near edges. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # a3143bas

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Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens)

Published by Gabriel Wells,, New York: (1922)

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells,, New York:, 1922. Hardcover. Definitive Edition.. These two volumes of the first two volumes of the 37 volume set of the Definitive Edition of The Writings of Mark Twain are in very near fine condition in 3/4 dark brown leather and brown cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spines with gilt text and tool work in the compartments. The leather on the boards is outlined with gilt borders. In addition to making minor repairs to the leather and cloth edges a professional binder reinforced the joints on both volumes with Japanese tissue colored perfectly to match the color of the leather on the spines. The leather at the heads of the spines is worn down to the edge of the text blocks; and, a small section of the title to volume I has been replaced and stamped in gilt. Both volumes are contained within a handsome, cloth lined and leather covered slip case. Volume I is signed by the author using both his real name and his nom de plume. The facing page states that the page was signed by Mark Twain in 1906 in anticipation of the publication of this definitive collection. Additionally, volume I is identified as being part of set number 30 of only 1,024 sets printed. Volume I contains 311 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Twain and four engravings with titled tissue guards. Volume II contains 409 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving and four other engraved plates with titled tissue guards. Neither volume contains any prior ownership names, markings, book plates or marginalia. (BAL, 3691). Bookseller Inventory # TB28566

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

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Item Description: [Current publication status undetermined]. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 4 1/2 inches x 7 in., two pages on a single sheet, written on both sides. One horizontal fold, and three vertical folds present. The sheet shows age-related browning to the paper, and a 2 1/2 inch split to the lower portion of the first vertical fold and to the lower portion of the third vertical fold, small splits to the paper at the top ends of the first and third vertical folds are also present. This is written on a sheet of a quite fragile type of paper. Contents: Oct. 21. [1874] Friend Bliss: Mrs. Moulton is a pleasant body & one you might write directly to, or go & see her, if you prefer. If there's nothing in it, there's no harm done. I would like to see them all quit the "trade"--still, if they prefer to stick to the "trade", nobody is much damaged but themselves. I hope you will sell a pile of Howells's book when it comes out-- & Harte's. The effect will be good. Mrs. Moulton is still stringing out her summer at Pomfret, Conn. [word inked out] We are going to try to make the play run 200 nights in New York Yrs. Mark. / Inscribed in another hand (possibly, Bliss), in reverse, under the signature line: Saml Clemens. Oct. 21" 74 Addressed to publisher and president of the American Publishing Company, Hartford, Connecticut, Elisha P. Bliss, Jr. (1822-80), regarding Louise Chandler Moulton (1835-1908), with mention of William Dean Howells, and presumably, Bret Harte's upcoming publications. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1278119734

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Monthly Suppers of the Male Teachers of: Clemens, Samuel L.

Clemens, Samuel L.

Published by Male Teacher's Association of New York, NY (1901)

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Item Description: Male Teacher's Association of New York, NY, 1901. 24mo. booklet, signed by Mark Twain in pencil on the front cover. The booklet is a program for the monthly dinner meeting of the Male Teacher's Association of New York that occurred on March 16th, 1901, most notable for the fact that Mark Twain was one of the principal speakers. The theme of the evening was training students to be good citizens, and Twain's speech addressed his own interpretation of patriotism. In an April 7, 1901 New York Times article covering the event, it is reported that Twain said, "I would teach patriotism in the schools, and teach it this way: I would throw out the old maxim, 'My country, right or wrong,' &c., instead I would say, 'My country when she is right.'" He continued on, saying, "I would not take my patriotism from my neighbor or from Congress. I should teach the children in the schools that there are certain ideals, and one of them is that all men are created free and equal." The first page of the booklet is a roster of the association's officers and members of the group's glee club, and the second page is the menu for the evening. The third page lists the seven speakers for the evening, including Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), and the final page lists the Supper Committee members. Laid in is a mimeographed sheet with the club's annual budget statement. The text is printed in blue, and the booklet is in printed cream wrappers and tied with a blue ribbon laced through the spine. A few spots of soiling and some faint toning to the covers, ribbon shows some wear, else near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 24724

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Clemens, Samuel L.

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Item Description: New York, 1908. Four pages, in ink, on folded quarto sheet of simple letterhead (21 Fifth Avenue), ca. 275 words, with envelope addressed in his hand, with signed ("S. L. Clemens") return address. A warm and loving letter from Clemens to his youngest daughter, Jean (1880 - 1909), then at Eastern Point in Gloucester, Mass, during one of the extended separations from her family due to her need for special care for her epilepsy: "Your beautiful letter has come, Jean dear, & I draw a deep breath of relief - you like the place & my anxieties have vanished away! I had a growing fear - founded on nothing - that you would feel the other way about it. I am unspeakably glad that it pleases you, & now I hope & believe you will have a happy summer. By your description, it is a place that would delight the heart of any one that has the seeing eye for the graciousness of the woods & fields & rocks & their wild inhabitants & for the majestic ocean. You can live out of doors there. You were virtually in prison at Greenwich, & would still have been in prison if you had occupied the whole forlorn & uninspiring town ." He continues at length about his own activities, assuring her not to ". trouble about me! I am a happy & vigorous loafer." He recounts attendance at speeches and political banquets, games of billiards and the like, then turns to family matters, detailing efforts by Clara and the house staff to keep distresses from him "unless it is something I could remedy . They know I desire this; for I am taking my holiday, now after 60 years of work & struggle & worry & vexation . But whenever there is anything that depends upon me & my help, I want to know all about it." He closes: "With ever & ever & ever so much love, dear child, Father." Four pages, in ink, on folded quarto sheet of simple letterhead (21 Fifth Avenue), ca. 275 words, with envelope addressed in his hand, with signed ("S. L. Clemens") return address. Bookseller Inventory # 100747

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Autograph Letter, signed ("Samuel L. Clemens"), to: Clemens, Samuel L.

Clemens, Samuel L.

Published by Elmira, New York (1876)

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Item Description: Elmira, New York, 1876. 4 pp pen and ink on two 8vo sheets. A warm and personal letter to the Clemens' close friend Dr. John Brown, imploring him to visit their summer idyll. "I wish you were here to spend the summer with us. We are perched on a hill-top that overlooks a little world of green valleys, shining rivers, sumptuous forests and billowy uplands veiled in the haze of distance. We have no neighbors. It is the quietest of all the quiet places, and we are hermits that eschew caves and live in the sun. Doctor, if you'd only come!" Clemens hands the letter off to his wife, who, in a short signed postscript, echoes her husband's sentiments. Clemens began work on HUCKLEBERRY FINN, following the publication of TOM SAWYER, during the summer of 1876. Dr. Brown (1810-1882) was the author of the cherished dog story, RAB AND HIS FRIENDS, as well as several volumes of medical essays. Paine, Letters of Mark Twain, I, p. 280 Creased from prior folds, light browning at margins. Mounted and framed with photograph, displaying pp. 1 & 3 of letter 4 pp pen and ink on two 8vo sheets. Bookseller Inventory # 100346

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Autograph Letter, Signed: Clemens, Samuel L.

Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain)

Published by N.p., (Hartford) (1889)

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Item Description: N.p., (Hartford), 1889. (3)pp., rectos only. Dated July 15, 1889, from Clemens to his daughter, Clara, signed "Papa," about a train disaster in Virginia. An update about the wreck arrived in a letter while Clemens was dining with his friend, Charles Dudley Warner, a fellow American writer. Clemens's vivid description of the event brings alive the immediacy of the disaster. He writes, ". that late accident still grows & grows. There had been a washout; several hundred feet of the road were gone; two hours after midnight that sleeping-car train dashed in to that vacant space in a pouring rain, & mingled its wreckage with the chaos of rocks, weeds, rails & freshet-rubbish contributed by the washout; the crushed passengers woke up & wailed out in that rainy thick darkness; then the cheerful car-stove came to their help; & gave them light, & burnt them up." He goes on to describe how a young girl (Miss Patty Carrington) was killed in the fire, and how the girl's adoptive mother, Mrs. Judge Thompson, who survived the crash, lost all of her clothing and baggage containing two centuries-worth of family heirlooms as well. The accident to which he refers happened on July 2, 1889, on the Norfolk & Western Railroad line near Thaxton, VA. It was the most serious accident in the railroad's history: seventeen people were killed and many more were injured. Clemens closes the letter on a lighter note, describing a piece by Beethoven performed by his neice: "the one where, all along & all along, half a dozen of the bass notes keep rolling back down stairs a little way - only to the first landing; & get up again & roll down again & are the darling of the piece & the charm of it." He signs the letter, "Goodbye dear heart - write me again. Papa. P.S. I don't mean this letter as an answer to your letter, it is merely a response." With the original envelope addressed to Clara in Elmira, NY, where Clemens and his family kept a summer home. A dramatic and historical letter that captures Clemens's instinct for storytelling. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 24731

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CLEMENS, Samuel L.]

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Item Description: 0. [CLEMENS, Samuel L.]. Liber Scriptorum. The First Book of the Authors Club. Original full straight-grained morocco, stamped in gilt and blind, over thick wooden boards, T.e.g. New York: The Authors Club, 1893. First edition. BAL 3438. One of 251 copies according to the limitation, but Johnson writes, " not bound but were sold as separate articles." A lavish anthology, printed on fine paper watermarked "Authors Club," with contributions by Clemens, W.D. Howells, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Dudley Warner, Frank R. Stockton, F. Hopkinson Smith, E.C. Stedman, Henry Van Dyke, and many others. Each piece, including Clemens's "The California Tale," is signed by its respective author (109 in all). A very good or better copy. Bookseller Inventory # 53483

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The Writings of Mark Twain: The Definitive: Twain, Mark. (Samuel

Twain, Mark. (Samuel Clemens) (Signed Mark Twain/ S.L.Clemens)

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells 1922-1925, 1922. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. This is the complete set of Twain's writings in 37 volumes, including the 2-volume autobiography, bound in finely woven blue cloth spines with printed paper labels; in buff-colored paper-covered boards. "This definitive edition consists of one thousand twenty-four sets, the first volume of each bearing the original autograph signatures of Mark Twain No. 553." "The special fly-leaf was signed by Mark Twain in 1906 in anticipation of the present definitive edition of his works" signed by Albert Bigelow Paine (underscored); the next tipped-in plate is signed by "SL. Clemens / Mark Twain (underscored)". "Deckle-edged paper with splendid photogravure frontispieces and plates throughout. Many pages unopened. With all 37 dust jackets present. One jacket has a small piece missing at the bottom of the rear inside flap; all other jackets are complete with light wear, edge-rubbing and a light stain here and there. All the volumes are very good plus to near fine, though there are occasional bumps to the corners, blemishes, a small hole at the bottom of one volume, purportedly caused by an errant BB, a touch of light white spotting here and there to the spines of a handful of volumes, a wrinkled section of a few pages at the top of another volume, and occasional shelfwear to some of the favored tomes; but all the volumes are complete with their splendid plates, labels, and dust jackets. And while the dust jackets are basically heavy plain gray paper, their spines are clearly printed in black and red lettering, identifying the titles and volumes therein. Illustrated with photogravure frontispieces and plates (including portraits) after E. W. Kemble, Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, Peter Newell, A. B. Frost, and others. With notes of appreciation and commentary by W. D. Howells, Booth Tarkington, G. K. Chesterton, and many others. A very handsome, complete set of the Definitive Edition of Twain's Works with the Signatures of Mark Twain, S.L. Clemens, and Albert Bigelow Paine. In addition there is a signed letter of provenance from the original owner describing the history of the books and their journey. First Edition signed/limited complete works. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 243

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Item Description: Oval salt print 5 x 7 inches, inscribed on verso in an unidentified hand "1863. 'Mark Twain' given to Dan de Quille at Virginia City". 1 vols. 'Mark Twain', 1863: Sam Clemens as a Young Man. Early, striking portrait of Samuel Clemens during his newspaper career in the West. By the time this photograph was taken, the salt-print technique had been entirely superseded on the East Coast and was used only in remoter locations in the West.Dan de Quille was a friend of Sam Clemens and editor of Virginia City, Nevada, Territorial Enterprise where Clemens honed his satirical skills. Very light dampstaining, paper flaw at bottom center of portrait. Matted, framed, and glazed Oval salt print 5 x 7 inches, inscribed on verso in an unidentified hand "1863. 'Mark Twain' given to Dan de Quille at Virginia City". 1 vols. Bookseller Inventory # 57943

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The Writings of Mark Twain ?: Clemens, Samuel L.]

Clemens, Samuel L.]

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells, New York, 1925. The Definitive Edition, no. 532 of 1024 sets signed by Twain (as both "Mark Twain" & "S.L. Clemens"). With aproximnately 160 plates throughout the set. Printed on specially made all rag Old Enfold Paper which bears the watermark "Samuel L. Clemens - Mark Twain" The illustrators include Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, Peter Newell, A. B. Frost, Edward Kemble and many others, though many of the illustrations were earlier utilized for the 1899 "Autograph Edition." With notes of appreciation and commentary by Hamlin Garland, E.V. Lucas, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Booth Tarkington, G.K. Chesterton. W.D. Howells, and many others. Paine contributed introductions, and volumes 30-33 print his biography of Clemens and volumes 34-5 his edition of the LETTERS. Volumes 36 and 37 print the AUTOBIOGRAPHY. 37 vols. 8vo. Welles had purchased the right from Collier and Son for a purported $200,000. Welles added an autographed flyleaf from Mark Twain's hand from stock recently discovered in the Harper and Brothers vaults to Volume One of each set. Twain signed the sheets in 1906, in anticipation of what was to become the definitive collection of his writings. This became the best edition of Twain, complete with the Biography (vols. 30-33) and Letters (Vols. 34 & 35), edited by Paine, and the Autobiography (vols. 36 & 37). Schmidt, A HISTORY OF AND GUIDE TO UNIFORM EDITIONS OF MARK TWAIN'S WORKS, Chapter 29 (online text) Original boards, blue cloth spines with printed paper labels. Good set (some wear to labels) With aproximnately 160 plates throughout the set. Printed on specially made all rag Old Enfold Paper which bears the watermark "Samuel L. Clemens - Mark Twain" The illustrators include Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, Peter Newell, A. B. Frost, Edward Kemble and many others, though many of the illustrations were earlier utilized for the 1899 "Autograph Edition." With notes of appreciation and commentary by Hamlin Garland, E.V. Lucas, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Booth Tarkington, G.K. Chesterton. W.D. Howells, and many others. Paine contributed introductions, and volumes 30-33 print his biography of Clemens and volumes 34-5 his edition of the LETTERS. Volumes 36 and 37 print the AUTOBIOGRAPHY. 37 vols. 8vo The Definitive Edition, no. 532 of 1024 sets signed by Twain (as both "Mark Twain" & "S.L. Clemens"). Bookseller Inventory # 233804

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