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Clemens, Samuel

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Item Description: n.p., n.d. 8vo, various paginations; portrait frontispiece; bound in cloth-covered boards from the Century Magazine 1886-87; essentially fine. Extracts from 31 separate appearances in Harpers New Monthly Magazine, The Galaxy, Atlantic Monthly, and The Century, including Old Times on the Mississippi, parts 1-7 (1875); Pudd'n'head Wilson, chapters I-XXI (1893); and, A Private History of a Campaign that Failed (1885) where is bound in a page of Twain's original mauscript which apparently did not mnake it into the published version; as well as a full-page hand-drawn map apparently intended for use (but not used) in the published version. The page of manuscript appears to be a postscript of sorts, beginning with: "was much the bloodiest that was fought during the whole rebellion" and ending with: "Indeed, with but one exception, it was the bloodiest battle that was ever fought, in any age or in any country." I can't find any trace of the text as written on this page of manuscript. Signed at the end in a different pen, "Yrs truly S.L. Clemens," and crosswise over it, "Mark Twain." At the bottom of the map in purple ink in another's hand: "An unused portion of 'The Private History of a Campaign that Failed.' Published in Century Dec / 1885."These two leaves of MS came up at Christies in December 1986 bringing $2200. So this compilation dates after 1986. Bookseller Inventory # 46164

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Item Description: In it, tongue in cheek, he lavishly praises a poem he cannot recall, saying Òit seems to me that poem is the noblest tribute to woman that human genius has ever brought forth.ÓBy 1872, Twain was already a popular figure on the lecture circuit. In August, he sailed for England, about which he planned to write a book. In September, operating from his London base, he met with the London literary establishment, made speeches, lectured (and claimed to avoid lecturing when possible), met Ambrose Bierce, and humorously complained about pirated editions of his work. He also commented on womenÕs suffrage, and with the subject of women on his mind, he prepared a satiric short story lampooning the attitudes of the day that placed women on a pedestal while keeping them in a cage.The Royal Scottish Corporation is a charity that helps Scots in London suffering hardship or seeking to rebuild or improve their lives. It was founded in 1665 and remains active today. Twain was invited to speak at its anniversary festival in 1872, and he prepared a tale on the subect ÒIn Praise of Women.Ó At the banquet, responding to the toast ÒThe Ladies,Ó Twain rose and delivered his remarks; The London Observer newspaper printed them the next day. In 1875, Twain had this tale printed in ÒSketches New and OldÓ, a group of fictional stories that included ÒThe Jumping FrogÓ. The story contains TwainÕs humorous thoughts on history and the place of women and men in it, and contains mangled historical references (ÒWhat a great tidal wave of grief swept over us all when Joan of Arc fell at Waterloo. [Much laughter] Who does not sorrow for the loss of Sappho, the sweet singer of Israel? [Laughter]Ó. To close, he waxed more serious, saying ÒWoman is all that she should be - gentle, patient, long suffering, trustful, unselfish, full of generous impulses. It is her blessed mission to comfort the sorrowing, plead for the erring, encourage the faint of purpose, succor the distressed, uplift the fallen, befriend the friendless in a word, afford the healing of her sympathies and a home in her heart for all the bruised and persecuted children of misfortune that knock at its hospitable door. [Cheers.] And when I say, God bless her, there is none among us who has known the ennobling affection of a wife, or the steadfast devotion of a mother, but in his heart will say, Amen! [Loud and prolonged cheering].ÓEarly in the 20th century, the brief original manuscript of this story (perhaps just nine pages long) was apparently broken up. We say apparently because our research can account for one page, but not any others, and that one page was in the inventory of legendary autograph dealer Thomas Madigan in 1930. This is that very leaf from the ÒScottish BanquetÓ tale, also known as ÒIn Praise of Women,Ó perhaps the only page of this wonderful story to survive, and with the Madigan provenance.Autograph Manuscript, London, fall of 1872, in which Twain attempts to recall a famous poem honoring the perfect woman; he cannot, and bungles his intended quote. Ò.the pathetic story culminates in that apostrophe--so wild, so regretful, so full of mournful retrospection. The lines run thus: ÔAlas! Alas! Alas! Alas! A-las! A--Õ and so on. I do not remember the rest; but, taken together, it seems to me that poem is the noblest tribute to woman that human genius has ever brought forth--and I feel that if.Ó Twain continued, not within this manuscript, ÒI were to talk hours I could not do my great theme completer or more graceful justice than I have now done in simply quoting that poetÕs matchless words. The phases of the womanly nature are infinite in their variety. Take any type of woman, and you shall find in it something to respect, something to admire, something to love. And you shall find the whole joining you heart and hand.Ó This is a very early Twain holograph; ÒTom SawyerÓ was still four years in the future. Bookseller Inventory # 9520

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club, 1966. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Hardbound, with the slipcase, signed by the artist, LIKE NEW. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000162107

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Clemens, Samuel L.

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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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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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Clemens, Samuel L.

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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 Langhorne.

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Item Description: 1879. Letter. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Autograph letter signed ("Mark Twain"). 4 pp recto and verso. 12mo. (conjoining leaves). Hartford, November 6, 1879, to General W.E. Strong, on personal stationery, regarding a speech to be made in honor of General Grant. Leaves lightly toned, mounting remnant at center vertical fold. Clemens agrees to give "To the Babies" speech at banquet honoring U.S. Grant. Clemens writes General Strong accepting the invitation to appear at the Army of the Tennessee's banquet honoring Ulysses S. Grant and agreeing to provide a response to a toast. "Col. Luthill, Chairman of the Banquet Committee, has written & asked me to respond to the toast to 'Woman.' I have replied, asking him to put another expert on that, & let me get up a toast to 'The Babies'. If you should see him, I wish you would say to him that if my proposition disorders the programme too much, let it slide; but if it doesn't I think it is worth while to add the Babies to the show. Mainly, you see, it is new -- the babies have never yet had the slightest mention at a banquet, since Adam invented them. Plainly, this is not right. To neglect the Babies a while is all right & proper -- but enough of it is enough -- let us draw the line at 6,000 years. I wish to holler for them -- just this once. I like babies; I have had a baby myself -- by proxy -- indeed, two or three of them, & I am qualified to testify upon this great subject." Twain's toast to "The Babies" ended with a playful jibe at the man of honor: "In still one more cradle, somewhere under the flag, the future illustrious Commander-in-Chief of the American armies is so little burdoned with his approaching grandeurs and responsibilities as to be giving his whole strategic mind, at this moment, to trying to find some way to get his big toe into his mouth, an achievement which, meaning no disrespect, the illustrious guest of this evening turned his attention to some 56 years ago; and if the child is but a prophecy of the man, there are mighty few who will doubt that he succeeded.". Bookseller Inventory # 654

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Clemens, Samuel

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Item Description: Pennyroyal Press, West Hatfield, 1985. Moser, Barry (illustrator). Folio. (50)ff. From an edition of fifty copies printed on Rives paper, this is one of twenty-five deluxe boxed sets with each print signed by the artist., Barry Moser. Contains all forty-nine wood engravings for the Pennyroyal Press Huckleberry Finn, printed in celebration of the centennial of the first edition. These high-contrast portraits and scenes showcase Moser's mastery, playing to the strengths of his chosen medium. Heavy shadows, rendered with subtle variations in line weight and spacing, create a sense of drama, and the flowing line work lends movement to the images. Loose, as issued, in a linen clamshell case backed in gilt-titled green morocco. Originally published at $5000. (Pennyroyal 40). Bookseller Inventory # 25642

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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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TWAIN, Mark. [CLEMENS, Samuel]

Published by George Routledge and Sons, London (1872)

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Item Description: George Routledge and Sons, London, 1872. 224 pp. 12mo, full black limp morocco, gilt ruled; t.e.g., with title gilt lettered on front panel. First English edition of the final part of Mark Twain's Roughing It (precedes the American edition); also reprints "Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography.". BAL 3336. Backstrip chipped at head and tail and cracked; nevertheless not unattractive. Boldly signed by the author on the title page: "Saml L. Clemens / Mark Twain / [paraph] / Sept. 1893." With an old Zeitlin & Ver Brugge description laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 13616

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Twain, Mark [Samuel Clemens].

Published by Gabriel Wells: NY 1922-1924 (1922)

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells: NY 1922-1924, 1922. 37 volumes. Frontispieces, illustr, 9 x 6, blue cloth backed boards, vp, covers rubbed and toned, extremities bumped and fraying, spines sunned, spine labels darkened, worn, chipped and stained, volume 1 with couple spots on front cover, hinges loose, contents edge toned but still a decent, usable set of Twain's Collected Works. LIMITED TO 1024 NUMBERED SETS, VOLUME ONE IS SIGNED BY ALBERT BIGELOW PAINE, ALSO WITH DOUBLE SIGNATURE OF MARK TWAIN / S.L. CLEMENS. Bookseller Inventory # 98-5777

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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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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells, 1922-24, 1906. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Beautiful set of 37 Volumes SIGNED by Twain (as both Clemens and Twain) in Volume 1. The author SIGNED this edition which was prepared in 1906 in anticipation of this publication know as the Definitive Edition. This wonderful set has Volume 36, and 37 that is often lacking. Overall, a spectacular set of Twains works authentically SIGNED by the author. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7163872164

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Clemens, Samuel Mark Twain

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

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells New York 1922, New York, 1922. 1st Edition. Very Good + condition in Very Good + dustjackets Signed, Limited Edition, No. 499 of 1024 sets. Lacks one dustjacket and one volume has a small chewed corner of one spine. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 012798

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Clemens, Samuel L)

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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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Clemens, Samuel L.]

Published by Gabriel Wells, New York (1925)

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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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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

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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)

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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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CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.]

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Item Description: By Mark Twain. Frontispiece illustration by Albert Levering. Original pictorial cloth. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1909.First edition of this short work of fiction written many years earlier but which had been considered too shocking to publish. In this copy the sheets bulk 5/8", the thickest of three variants (priority if any unknown). See BAL 3511. A fine presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front paste-down: "To / W.W. Jacobs / with Compliments / Mark Twain / October 1909" [the month of publication]. Lightly foxed; spine faded as usual, but a good copy with Jacobs' bookplate on the front free endpaper. In a cloth folding box. William Wymark Jacobs (1863-1943); English short story writer and novelist. Most of his tales were humorous ones about sailors, especially their escapades ashore, but he is also remembered for two of his horror stories -- "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Toll House." Clemens greatly admired Jacobs' writing. Alan Gribben's Mark Twain's Library: A Reconstruction (Boston,1980, I, 348) lists three of Jacobs' books, Dialstone Lane (1904), Sailors' Knots (1909; "inscribed on first flyleaf: 'To Samuel L. Clemens/With compliments/W.W. Jacobs/Oct 1909'." ) and Salthaven (1908). In a letter to Jacobs of 28 October 1908 Twain declared: "'It is my conviction that Dialstone Lane holds the supremacy over all purely humorous books in our language' and mentioned that he had kept his copy 'moving' among his friends. . . . 'I place Salthaven close up next to Dialstone [Lane] because I think it has a fair and honest right to that high position. I have kept the other book moving; I shall begin to hand this one around now. And many thanks for remembering me. . . ." During the last year of his life, Gribben notes that Twain read from 'that brilliant book" [ie. Salthaven] to a young girl, Helen Allen. . . .". Bookseller Inventory # 24582

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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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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 (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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Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain).

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

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From: E. Lubbe Books (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)

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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

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1949)

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From: Uncle Bill's Books (Martinez, CA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1949. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Illus By Honore Guilbeau (illustrator). Limited/Numbered. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. A limited edition of 1500 cys of which this is copy no. 863. Signed by the illustrator on limitation page at rear. Volulme is three-quarter bound in gilt paper with blue figure on front cover. Spine is gilt-stamped blue cloth. Volume has a couple of small shelf dents on the bottom edge. Contents are clean and the binding is tight. Slip case is intact but the gilding is worn at corners and edges. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 102625

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Item Description: Privately Printed, Denver, 1986. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 2nd Edition, Thus, Limited. 34 pages. This copy is letter "O" of 26 lettered copies hard-bound in cloth and it is SIGNED by Donald M. Kunde, original publisher (private) of this wonderful text. Second edition expanded with added material. Illustrated. Fine. (060). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 004604

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Clemens, Samuel L.

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

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From: Dooryard Books (Rockland, ME, U.S.A.)

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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. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Slip Case in fine Condition. Has book plate on front paste down. Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 028071

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Clemens, Samuel L.

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

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From: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB (Marietta, PA, U.S.A.)

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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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TWAIN, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens).

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

ISBN 10: 0877014426 ISBN 13: 9780877014423

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From: Grendel Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Chesterfield, MA, U.S.A.)

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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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From: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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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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Clemens, Samuel L.

Published by Anne & David Bromer, Boston (1984)

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From: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB (NEW CASTLE, DE, U.S.A.)

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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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