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CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne] TWAIN, Mark.

Published by Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876 (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876, 1876. Square octavo. Original blue vertically-ribbed cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt and lettered in gilt and blind on front cover and spine, back cover decoratively stamped in black with publisher's device stamped in black in the centre, peach endpapers. Blue morocco slipcase and chemise, lettered gilt. Very slight rubbing and/or fraying to corners and spine extremities, inner hinges with some short superficial cracking, still an excellent copy, the cloth bright and fresh. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations by True Williams and others. First American edition, first printing, printed on wove paper, with the half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves (verso of half-title and recto of frontispiece blank). The American edition was published around the beginning of December 1876, preceded by the London edition published in June the same year. Mark Twain had moved to Hartford to work with the publisher Elisha Bliss, Jr. of the American Publishing Company. At the time, Hartford was a publishing centre with twelve publishers, and the town had the highest per-capita income of any city in the United States. Tom Sawyer proved such a success that Twain was able to hire Tiffany to supervise the redecoration of his Hartford house. It also inspired him, somewhat less successfully, to found his own publishing house, Charles L. Webster and Company, which had success with its first two publications, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, but went bankrupt by 1894. BAL 3369; Grolier, 100 American, 79; Johnson, Twain, pp. 27–30; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 43–44. Bookseller Inventory # 51871

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by American Publishing Company (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a laid in card. This First Printing book has all the First Issue points; printed on wove paper, with the half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves. Note: First Edition, second issue books are printed on laid paper with the frontispiece printed on same page of half-title page. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom acetate dustjacket to protect the book. We buy SIGNED Mark Twain First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7607127073

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TWAIN, MARK.) CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.

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Item Description: Hartford: American Publishing, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, one of only 200 copies in the original publisher’s deluxe morocco binding, sold at a premium by subscription. Twain’s first novel written without a co-author, Tom Sawyer “proved to be one of the most durable works in American literature. By the time of Twain’s death, it was his top-selling book. It had been in print continuously since 1876, and has outsold all other Mark Twain works” (Rasmussen). “Tom Sawyer was the first printed story of a boy in which the hero was recognizable as a boy throughout the whole narrative until Tom Sawyer was written, nearly all the boys of fiction were adults with a lisp, or saintly infants, or mischievous eccentrics in the work of Dickens there were hints of boys that were boys; but Tom was the first full blown boy in all fiction the book is a landmark” (Booth Tarkington). This novel of a boy growing up along the Mississippi River is set in a town called St. Petersburg, inspired by Samuel Clemens’s hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. The author may have named Tom after a San Francisco fireman whom he met in June 1863. The real Tom Sawyer was a local hero, famous for rescuing ninety passengers after a shipwreck in 1853. The two were friendly during the author’s years in California, often drinking and gambling together. Twain referred to the real Tom Sawyer in Roughing It, but in later years he claimed that he himself was the model for Tom and that “‘Sawyer’ was not the real name of any person I ever knew, so far as I can remember” (see Smithsonian, October 2012). “Mark Twain refreshed his spirit in this semi-autobiographical story of boyhood [and] let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood, and they will be classics the world over as long as there are boys.” The deluxe Tom Sawyer is among the most difficult highspots of American literature to obtain in collector’s condition. This is a beautiful example. Grolier 100 American Books 79. Original half brown morocco, gilt edges. Inner hinges neatly repaired, very minor repairs. A fine copy. Half morocco case. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16134988598

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by Webb (1867)

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Item Description: Webb, 1867. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a laid in signature. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION will all the First Issue points including the undamaged type on page 66 and 198. The ad is also present before the title page. The book is in very good condition. The binding is tight, with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Twain First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8305963730

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by American Publishing Company, Hartford (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves and printed on wove paper instead of laid paper. This FIRST ISSUE book is bound in the ORIGINAL Blue Cloth boards with light restoration to the spine. The binding is tight, with some wear to the edges. The pages are clean with some staining to a few pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with ALL the First Issue points. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11281615158

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Twain, Mark

Published by The American Publishing Company, Hartford

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, Hartford. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Royal Edition (Limited). 1899 - 1917. The Royal Edition, limited and registered, complete in 22 volumes and extended to 33 volumes as follows: Volumes 1 through 22 (The Innocents Abroad through How To Tell A Story, etc.,) with "The Royal Edition and volume numbers on the recto of the limitation page, with The American Publishing Company on the title page and the Hartford Press printer's slug on the copyright: volume 23 (My Debut as a Literary Person) dated "1903" with "Royal Edition" and volume number XXIII on the recto of the limitation page, with The American Publishing Company on the title page and no printer's slug on the copyright page: volumes 24 and 25 (The $30,000 Bequest, etc., and Christian Science) with "Royal Edition" and volume numbers XXIV and XXV on the recto of the limitation page, with The American Publishing Company on the title page and with the following notice on the bottom of the copyright page: "This edition is printed by Harper & Brothers, the exclusive publishers of Mark Twain's Works, as an accommodation to purchasers of earlier volumes with a view to making their sets uniform": volume 26 unnumbered: Howells, William Dean, (introduction) Mark Twain's Speeches: New York and London: Harper & Brothers, (1910); volume 27, unnumbered, Johnson, Merle compiler: A Bibliography of Mark Twain: New York and London: Harper & Brothers, MCMX, the signed limited first edition: volumes 28 - 31, unnumbered: Paine, Albert Bigelow, Mark Twain, A Biography: New York and London: Harper & Brothers, MCMXII in four volumes: volumes 32 and 33, unnumbered, Paine, Albert Bigelow, Mark Twain's Letters: New York and London: Harper & Brothers, (1917) in two volumes and with the limitation statement "Three Hundred and Fifty Sets of this first edition of Mark Twain's Letters have been bound with un-cut edges and paper labels". Together, 33 volumes. Inserted into volume one are the following: one full-page manuscript from A Tramp Abroad in which Twain talks about a Sepoy shot from a Rodman gun; one full-page manuscript from The Gilded Age in which Twain mentions the Senator's casual references to many benevolent enterprises which will benefit the Negro, the Indian and the heathen: and another full-page of manuscript, also from The Gilded Age, in which Charles Dudley Warner mentions the lady's anticipated pleasure in an attempt to break up the stiffness and levelness of the society at home. A well-printed edition with numerous illustrations, many from photographs and many from the great illustrators of the age. Luxuriously bound in full forest green morocco. Spines with raised bands and heavily gilt in compartments; covers with multiple rules enclosing gilt designs. Gilt turn-ins and red morocco doublures with a dotted rule and floral gilt corner pieces. Ivory watered silk endpapers; top edges gilt, others uncut. Aside from some slight overall fading of the spines to a moss green (some a bit less faded than others) and some light scrapes at the spine tips, a fine set, magnificently presented and with original manuscript material. Unique. Bookseller Inventory # 4179

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CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

Published by London: Chatto and Windus, 1899–1903 (1903)

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Item Description: London: Chatto and Windus, 1899–1903, 1903. 25 volumes, octavo (206 × 144 mm). Contemporary full ochre morocco, covers panelled in gilt to a geometric art-nouveau design, spine with four raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt, red morocco doublures with geometric designs in gilt at corners, red moiré silk free endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. Spines very lightly tanned, a superb set. Engraved titles, frontispieces and plates. Additional original manuscript material bound in to vol. I, as detailed below. Limited edition, number 96 of 620 sets of the "Author's Edition de Luxe" signed "SL Clemens (Mark Twain)". In this set, volume I has three items of original autograph material bound in before the limitation leaf: (1) CLEMENS, Samuel L. Autograph manuscript, a page from the manuscript of The Gilded Age (1873), 1 page, 8vo (8 x 5 in.), in ink on lined stationery comprising 23 lines, with several deletions and word substitutions, paginated "1192" at top. The text recording a conversation between Colonel Sellers and Washington Hawkins in which they discuss the moral effects of fighting corruption and the expulsion of members of Congress; (2) WARNER, Charles Dudley. Autograph manuscript, a page from the manuscript of The Gilded Age, 1 page, 8vo, in ink on lined stationery comprising 19 lines, paginated "1156" at top. The text describing the failure of Mr. Bolton's mine in spite of Philip continuing to work throughout the autumn in hopes of discovering coal; (3) CLEMENS, Samuel L. Autograph letter signed "Mark" 11 March, to his publisher Elisha Bliss, in which he comments on how busy he is and recommends that Bliss talk over unspecified points with Warner in order to save him the trouble. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Hartford, 1873) was a collaborative attempt by Twain and Charles Dudley Warner to write a "contemporary" novel. The first novel either author attempted and their only collaboration, it was completed in the record time of three months: "With their plots staked out, Clemens and Warner began working like tunnel crews boring from opposite sides of the mountain. In general, as he [Twain] liked to say, he contributed the fact and Warner the fiction" (Justin Kaplan, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, 1966, p. 160). Bookseller Inventory # 50171

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Twain, Mark (Clemens)

Published by Charles L. Webster (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a laid in signature. This First Edition book has the original boards that are in nice shape with light wear to the spine and panels. The binding is tight, and the panels are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Twain First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-6299521585

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TWAIN, MARK.

Published by Hartford: American Publishing (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford: American Publishing, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. "Mark Twain refreshed his spirit in this semi-autobiographical story of boyhood . [and] let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood, and they will be classics the world over as long as there are boys." - Grolier American 100 Books Original blue cloth. 19th-century stamps of Otis Fish on endpapers. Inner hinge neatly restored, spine ends expertly touched up. A very handsome copy. Half morocco case. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (on wove paper and with half-title and frontispiece on different leaves). The great wisdom and sparkling wit of Twain's masterpiece Tom Sawyer is legendary, and every reading reminds us of the treasures buried in its pages: "If he hadn't run out of whitewash, he would have bankrupted every boy in the village. . He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. . Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do." "Tom Sawyer was the first printed story of a boy in which the hero was recognizable as a boy throughout the whole narrative . until Tom Sawyer was written, nearly all the boys of fiction were adults with a lisp, or saintly infants, or mischievous eccentrics . in the work of Dickens there were hints of boys that were boys; but Tom was the first full blown boy in all fiction . the book is a landmark" (Booth Tarkington). Tom Sawyer is among the most difficult of the great 19th-century American novels to obtain in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-9553582566

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Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

Published by Webster (1885)

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Item Description: Webster, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The very rare first edition in publisher's sheepskin, with the first issue point of the original censored drawing with the unaltered fly. Signed and dated by the author on a laid-in small card. Very good condition, front cover partially detached from spine. Housed in a handsome quarter-leather custom-make collector's clamshell case. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 108077

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TWAIN, MARK.

Published by New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885 (1885)

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Item Description: New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885, 1885. First American Edition. PublisherÕs sheep; this is an early a copy with the following points: p. , ÒHim and another manÓ incorrectly listed as at p.88; page 57, Ò.with the was.Ó as opposed to Ò.with the saw.Ó; page 283 is in the first state (only early prospectuses and leather bound copies have the engraving on that soon to be suppressed and replaced plate in this original state); frontispiece in state 2 (of no significance). Outer joint of the front board splitting; some spotting; ownerÕs contemporary signature and signature stamp; still good to very good; in a custom quarter-morocco clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 33688

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

Published by C. H. Webb, New York (1867)

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Item Description: C. H. Webb, New York, 1867. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. A wonderful copy with ALL the First Issue points "advertisement page present before the title page" "the I in folio on page 21 is unbroken" "the e in the word life is unbroken on page 66" and "the I in the word this is unbroken on page 198" The book is great shape with minor restoration. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Twain First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13347627407

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TWAIN, Mark

Published by Hartford The American Publishing Company (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford The American Publishing Company, 1876. A First Edition, First Issue of Twain's Classic in the Rare Half Morocco TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. First American edition, first issue. Square octavo (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; 210 x 165 mm). [i]-xvi, [17], 18-274[-276], [4, publisher's ads] pp. On wove paper. Illustrated. Only 200 copies were bound in the half morocco binding. In publisher’s original half brown morocco over rust-colored cloth. Spine lettered in gilt and stamped in blind. Boards ruled in blind. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Boards and edges slightly scuffed. A minor stain to the outer margin of the first few leaves. Occasional finger smudging and light spotting. Front free endpaper with an inner margin minor closed tear. Overall an exceptional copy. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell. "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is now thought of a juvenile classic, though when it was written, it was an attempt by Twain to appeal to the current vogue for local-color fiction. In contrast to his earlier satirical work, this is a nostalgic and sentimental story based on the author's own youth in an antebellum river town" (Lilly/Karanovich). BAL 3369. HBS 67478. $25,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67478

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TWAIN, Mark (pseud Samuel L. Clemens)

Published by American Publishing Company, Hartford (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. First Edition. Issued some six months after the London edition, this most quintessentially American of American novels is comparatively uncommon in the First Printing, with only 5000 copies reputedly issued. A Second Printing, on laid paper, was issued on the same day. According to Blanck (citing the publisher's stock-book), a total of only 748 copies was issued in cloth with gilt page edges, and the Ahearns place a premium on these copies in their APG. GROLIER AMERICAN, 89. BAL 3369. BLANCK ("Peter Parley to Penrod") p.43ff. Square octavo (22.5cm); publisher's blue cloth boards, blocked in gilt and black on spine and covers; original peach endpapers; all edges gilt; [i]-[xvi], [17]-[275] + 4pp. publisher's ads. Blanck's First Printing, on wove paper with two blank pages between half-title and frontispiece; laid-paper triple fly-leaves front and back; earliest state of half-title, with "THE" in smaller type (per Ahearn). Expertly, almost invisibly, rebacked, preserving the original spine and endpapers; similarly expert strengthening and retouching to board corners. Spine a little rubbed and dull; light rubbing to boards. Internally fresh, with scattered thumb-soil and a few faint spots of foxing to text, but overall an attractive, Very Good copy of the uncommon gilt-edged issue. Bookseller Inventory # 17081

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Twain, Mark [Taine, Hippolyte]

Published by Henry Holt and Co., New York (1876)

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Item Description: Henry Holt and Co., New York, 1876. First American Edition. Mark Twain's copy of Taine's book, signed by him and with his annotations on the last page of text, stating that he had read it twice: "Finished Jan. 29th" and beneath that note, "Finished Sept. 10th." Twain scholar Sherwood Cummings wrote of this book, "[Twain] not only referred to it during the next decade in his notebooks and correspondence, but borrowed liberally from it for material and incidents in both The Prince and the Pauper and A Connecticutt Yankee." Moreover, Twain scholar Stephen Railton (Professor at the University of VA) writes in his endnotes to "A Connecticutt Yankee in King Arthur's Court" [NY, Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005] (Endnote 13): "As Hank implies here and more explicitly on page 256, 'le droit du seigneur' (the privilege of the lord) was to have sex with an untitled woman on her wedding night before her husband. The list of aristocratic abuses here is derived from material Twain originally found in Hippolyte Adolphe Taine's 'The Ancient Regime' .which was also a source for several other passages in the novel." Signed "Samuel L. Clemens / Hartford 1876" on front end paper, and with Twain's estate bookplate on front pastedown, signed by his executor, Albert Bigelow Paine. Please call for complete description of incidents and material in this book, which appear in Twain's novels. Light dampstain to the final few leaves; wear at spine ends, inner hinges stressed. A very good copy. [together with:] Reference copies of The Prince and the Pauper and A Connecticut Yankee, with pages bookmarked at passages sourced in "The Ancient Regime.". Bookseller Inventory # pb.6515

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Twain, Mark

Published by London: Chatto and Windus (1876)

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Item Description: London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Octavo. Original red cloth with border and cover design blocked in black and lettering in gilt, cream coated endpapers. Housed in a blue quarter morocco solander box. The true First edition, published on 9 June, thus preceding the first American edition that appeared in mid-December by some six months. Twain chose to have the book published first in London to ensure copyright and perhaps also because he was more highly esteemed in Britain than at home. Oxford conferred an honorary doctorate on Twain in 1907, three years before his death, an honor grander than any he ever received in America. BAL 3367. Bookseller Inventory # 108082

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TWAIN, MARK.

Published by New York: C.H. Webb, 1867 (1867)

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Item Description: New York: C.H. Webb, 1867, 1867. First Edition; first printing of TwainÕs first book. This copy is in the publisherÕs original blue cloth, very possibly the rarest of the various binding colors that the book was issued in. An attractive copy that has had some cloth repair (but has not seemingly been completely rebacked); hinges strengthened; an attractive copy in a custom slipcase. As a first book this was a running start - the title story is among the best-known of American short stories, and remains a notable example of American humor. Bookseller Inventory # 30741

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TWAIN, MARK.

Published by New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885 (1885)

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Item Description: New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885, 1885. First American Edition. PublisherÕs sheep; this is an early a copy with the following points: p. , ÒHim and another manÓ incorrectly listed as at p.88; page 57, Ò.with the was.Ó as opposed to Ò.with the saw.Ó; page 283 is in the second state (only early prospectuses and leather bound copies have the engraving on that soon to be suppressed and replaced plate in this original state); frontispiece in state 2 (of no significance). A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 33689

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by Charles Webster (1885)

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Item Description: Charles Webster, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a laid in card. An attractive copy of this first edition with the gold lettering still present on the boards and spine. The book is in nice shape with light wear to the edges and corners. Overall, a sharp clean copy with the following First Edition points, Table Cloth present, "Him and Another Man" listed incorrectly, "with the was" and P. 155 lettering with 5 mis print. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1152546405

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Published by New York Charles L. Webster 1885 (1885)

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Item Description: New York Charles L. Webster 1885, 1885. First edition. First Issue. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Large 8vo, original publisher's sheep binding with the red and black lettering labels on the spine. It is estimated that only 2500 copies were issued in this binding. 366 pp. A very pleasing and handsome copy. Light, expert and unobtrusive refurbishment to the joints. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. A very handsome copy with the following earliest setting states as listed by BAL: "Him and another Man" is listed at page 88, BAL's first state; page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads ".with the was.," BAL's first state; page 155 with final 5 "stamped in" by hand (see Underhill), and matching the original font in the setting of the page number (no priority, occurring randomly in all three states independent of other major signs of first printing sheets, but this setting seems to appear least often); the portrait frontispiece is in BAL's first state, "heliotype" imprint on the portrait frontispiece, title page with 1884 copyright on verso, p.9: the heading for Chapter 6 reads "Decided" (later corrected to "Decides"), p.143: "I" in "Col." (line 1) missing and "b" in "body" (line 7) broken, p. 161: signature mark "11" is missing, final leaf is a blank. Very rare with this many first issue points. The sheep bindings are generally in poor condition, but this copy is still quite nice. Along with Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with Tom Sawyer, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and Melville’s Moby Dick, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future. Bookseller Inventory # 8529

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TWAIN, Mark

Published by New York Charles, Webster and Co. & The American Publishing Co. (1876)

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Item Description: New York Charles, Webster and Co. & The American Publishing Co., 1876. The Rare First American Edition, First issue of Tom Sawyer TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. First American edition, first printing. Octavo. [i-xi]xii-xiii[xiv-xv]xvi, [17]18-274[-276], [4]pp. ads. Illustrated. Original blue cloth, blocked and lettered in black and gilt. Original peach endpapers. Triple flyleaves. All edges gilt. Rear hinge strengthened, front hinge a bit cracked, repaired closed tear to p. 31, which touches 4 or 5 letters. It starts at the bottom of the page at an angle and goes up about 3 inches and then straight accross about 2 1/2 inches. Some soiling to front cover, spine and edges bumped. Overall, a very nice copy of a title rarely seen in the first issue. Along with: TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1890. Later printing. Octavo. Original blue cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Top and bottom of spine heavily bumped. A great reading copy to go with the first edition, first issue. Housed together in a blue cloth clamshell. HBS 67155. $17,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67155

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Clemens, Samuel]. Twain, Mark

Published by New York: Charles Webster, 1885 (1885)

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Item Description: New York: Charles Webster, 1885, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, A FINE COPY, of Twain's masterpiece; one of the cornerstones of American Literature. ALL THE ACCEPTED FIRST STATE POINTS for cloth copies. Frontispiece and 173 text illustrations by E. W. Kemble, photogravure plate of a portrait bust by Karl Gerhardt (first state). With the following state points: page 13 incorrectly lists "Him and another man" on p.88; p.57, 11th line from the bottom reads "with the was"; final "5" missing on p. 155; p.283 a cancel; frontispiece with cloth visible and Heliotype imprint; copyright page dated 1884. BAL 3415. NEW YORK: CHARLES WEBSTER, 1885. Octavo, original green cloth gilt; custom slipcase and chemise. Front hinge tender, a few small spots of wear to extremities. Gilt bright, cloth clean. An excellent copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11256667937

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EMERSON, Ralph Waldo, James Russell Lowell, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Henry James, John Steinbeck, and Others

Published by Cummings and Hilliard; [et al.], Boston; New York (1940)

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Item Description: Cummings and Hilliard; [et al.], Boston; New York, 1940. Hardcover. Magazine. 238 bound volumes. Octavos. A near-complete run of the *North American Review*, America's most important literary journal of the 19th and early 20th Century. A consecutive run of volumes 10-248 dating from January 1820 through the final 1939-40 Winter issues, lacking only the first nine volumes, one quarterly issue from 1868 (October), and six monthly issues from 1894 (January-June). Most volumes are bound in full beige or blue cloth (13 are in half calf and marbled paper boards); volumes 174-248 have the original wrappers bound in.Founded in 1815, the *NAR* established itself as the most intellectual magazine in America. It quickly gained an international reputation and was a leading literary force in American letters throughout its 125-year history. Known for its long essay reviews of contemporary American and European literature, it also published scholarly articles on American society and current affairs, serving both as a platform for much of the most exciting social and literary commentary in the country, and as an arena for public debates on slavery and other controversial issues of the day.Most importantly, the magazine published contributions by some of America's best writers, ranging from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Thomas Wolfe, and including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Walt Whitman, John Russell Lowell, Mark Twain, Henry James, John Steinbeck, and others. Among the many complete works featured in this long run are Emerson's lectures on "Michael Angelo," "Milton," and five other essays and lectures; Washington Irving's "The Northmen"; and Longfellow's "Defense of Poetry." Walt Whitman contributed seven essays over a 10-year period, including: "The Poetry of the Future," "Old Poets," and "Have We a National Literature," and Mark Twain contributed five satires and essays, including: "In Defense of Harriet Shelley," "To the Person Sitting in Darkness," and "Edmund Burke on Croker and Tammany."Also noteworthy is Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw's "Slavery and the Missouri Question" from 1820, and Lewis Cass's influential articles on American Indian Policy. Edgar Allan Poe's first published work, *Tamerlane, and Other Poems*, received its first national notice in the October 1827 number, Sidney Fisher published his influential review of *Uncle Tom's Cabin* in 1853, and Edward Hale published his famous early review of Whitman's *Leaves of Grass* in January 1856. During the Civil War Lowell became editor and published influential articles on Lincoln and Seward. After the war he contributed the many important lectures on literature that made him famous. Important works from the 20th Century include *The Ambassadors* by Henry James serialized in twelve monthly issues in 1903, "A Paper on Free Verse" by Robert Bridges from 1922, and five short stores by John Steinbeck, two of which: "The Red Pony" (a.k.a. "The Gift") and "The Great Mountains," were later published as the first two chapters of *The Red Pony*.An ex-library set with ink stamps or bookplates on most front pastedowns, a small embossed stamp or occasional ink stamp on most title pages, and an occasional ink number stamp on some bottom page margins. The 13 volumes in contemporary half calf are scuffed and worn, thus good only, about ten volumes have a few loose or detached leaves, and one short story by Thomas Hardy was neatly removed from the October 1903 issue, else overall a very good set. A scarce large assemblage of first appearances of major American literary works and articles. A list of notable selections is available. Bookseller Inventory # 379011

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TWAIN, MARK.

Published by Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1876 (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1876, 1876. First American Edition, first printing. PublisherÕs brown half-morocco; all edges gilt; BAL 3369, noting that only 200 copies were bound thus. Front hinge a little weak; minor rubbing; back cover cloth slightly bubbled; at least very good; in a custom clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 33254

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by Webster (1885)

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Item Description: Webster, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the important first issue points. The points present are: Heliotype Printing Co. imprint is present, the heading for chapeter 6, on p. 9 reads "decided(later this was corrected to "Decides"; on p. 13 "him and another man" reference is to p. 88 not 87; p. 57, 11 lines up, says ".with the was." not .with the saw.; P. 143 in line 7 down from the top part of b in "body" is missing; on p. 155 there is a font difference in the final 5 in 155. A beautiful copy that has minor wear to the edges and corners. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. We buy Twain First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7002616569

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by Osgood (1883)

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Item Description: Osgood, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a tipped in page. This First Printing book has all the First Issue points. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7607127424

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by American Publishing Company (1894)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, 1894. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a tipped in fly-leaf page. This First Printing book has all the First Issue points. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7831564562

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

Published by C. H. Webb, New York (1867)

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Item Description: C. H. Webb, New York, 1867. First Edition. Original green cloth with gilt-stamped spine and front cover. Bevelled edges. With gilt-stamped frog in the lower left corner of the front board, and the same image blindstamped on the rear board. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with unbroken type on pages 21, 66, and 198. The preliminary ad has been excised, but the remaining stub is clearly a different buff color from the surrounding pages, which is known to characterize the leaf. One of 1000 copies of the first printing of Twain's first book. There are a few small rents to the cloth on the front board. The tips of the lower forecorners are worn through, and there is a short split to the surface cloth only at the foot of the front joint. Internally, there is a spot or two of foxing to the first couple of pages, and the front hinge is perhaps just a little tender. A bright, Very Good, and unrestored copy of a title that is usually found rebacked or recased. BAL 3310. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000123

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Twain, Mark - Samuel Clemens

Published by C.H. Webb New York 1867, New York (1867)

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Item Description: C.H. Webb New York 1867, New York, 1867. 1st issue. Illustrated (illustrator). 1st edition. Very good tight bright condition hardback light shelfwear In custom clam-shell box. Has the one page ad in front, and no broken type. Hardback. Period inkname on title page Owner stamp. Bookseller Inventory # 033708

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Twain, Mark

Published by Charles L. Webster (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A very good first edition, first issue in the rare sheepskin binding which has been recased with a new spine. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine. First edition. First Issue. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Large 8vo, original publisher's sheep binding with the red and black lettering labels on the spine. It is estimated that only 2500 copies were issued in this binding. 366 pp. A very pleasing and handsome copy. Light, expert and unobtrusive refurbishment to the joints and new matching spine. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. A very handsome copy with the following earliest setting states as listed by BAL: "Him and another Man" is listed at page 88, BAL's first state; page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads ".with the was.," BAL's first state; page 155 with final 5 "stamped in" by hand (see Underhill), and matching the original font in the setting of the page number (no priority, occurring randomly in all three states independent of other major signs of first printing sheets, but this setting seems to appear least often); the portrait frontispiece is in BAL's first state, "heliotype" imprint on the portrait frontispiece, title page with 1884 copyright on verso, p.9: the heading for Chapter 6 reads "Decided" (later corrected to "Decides"), p.143: "I" in "Col." (line 1) missing and "b" in "body" (line 7) broken, p. 161: signature mark "11" is missing, final leaf is a blank. Very rare with this many first issue points. The sheep bindings are generally in poor condition, but this copy is still quite nice. Along with Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with Tom Sawyer, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and Melville’s Moby Dick, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future. Bookseller Inventory # 1308149

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