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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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Item Description: Privately Printed, Denver, 1986. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 004604

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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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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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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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Jumping Frog: In English. Then in French.: TWAIN, Mark (Samuel

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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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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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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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

Published by Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA (1985)

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Item Description: Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA, 1985. Original boards. 1st. First Edition Thus, Deluxe Edition #28 of 50 copies, printed on the Saunders paper and bound by Gray Parrot bindery. 8vo. [38]pp + 4pp prospectus. An Afterword by Samuel Clemens. Complete suite of wood engravings by Alan James Robinson, each SIGNED and numbered. Also SIGNED by Robinson in the colophon. Includes a portrait etching by Robinson of Twain that did not accompany the regular edition. Quarter green leather over gray wood-pattern boards, silver lettering to spine, housed in a publisher's gray cloth box with wood-pattern spine, the suite of prints is contained in a matching cloth chemise and placed in a quarter lether tray-case. A fine set with the publisher's prospectus laid in. "Mark Twain, with his account of the jumping frog, produced the most famous tale in California, if not Western, history. This little gem of humor that introduced the famed author's first book gave him international prominence."- Kurutz, Sloan Zamorano 80:17. The Cheloniidae edition of the Jumping Frog is from "Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old," as it was first published in complete form in 1875 by the American Publishing Co. Contains three versions of this notorious and celebrated tale, the original (1865), translated into the French, and then "restored to the English after martyrdom in the French.". Bookseller Inventory # 13151

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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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TWAIN, Mark (CLEMENS, Samuel L.)

Published by American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn. (1879)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn., 1879. Illustrated. 8vo, publisher's brown gilt- and blind-stamped cloth, with sample gilt cloth spine and a 2" square or red-brown morocco laid down on front pastedown; and sample sheep spine laid down on rear pastedown. Salesman's dummy. First state of frontispiece; 1879 date on title page. Extremities of spine and corners a little frayed; very attractive. Laid in is a publisher's flyer for this title printed on pink paper, with detailed "Confidential terms to agents" on verso. 15 subscribers have signed at rear, from Weedsport and Oakland, New York. Bookseller Inventory # 49499

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TWAIN, Mark. [CLEMENS, Samuel L.]

Published by Gabriel Wells, New York (1922)

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells, New York, 1922. 37 vols. Illustrated. 8vo, original cloth-backed boards with printed paper labels on spines. First edition; No. 138 of 1024 sets, the first volume signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain [paraph]". BAL 3691. Very slight use at extremities; spine labels very slightly sunned; all volumes tight and sound. The fly-leaf was signed by Mark Twain in 1906 in anticipation of the publication of this edition. Bookseller Inventory # 54155

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

Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain)

Published by Gabriel Wells, New York (1922)

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells, New York, 1922. Octavo, bound in original cloth. One of 1024 numbered sets with volume one signed by Mark Twain and Albert Bigelow Paine. 35 volumes. In very good condition with the labels in facsimile to the spine. "To understand America, read Mark Twain. No matter what new craziness pops up in America, I find it described beforehand by him He was never innocent, at home or abroad" (Garry Wills). Bookseller Inventory # 3697

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

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

Published by Gabriel Wells 1922-1925 (1922)

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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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THE LOVE LETTERS OF MARK TWAIN: CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.].

CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.]. "MARK TWAIN," (Pseudonym)

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1949)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1949. Hardcover. A Virtually Mint Copy of an Edition Signed by Twain 39 Years after He Died. 243 x 165 mm. mm (9 1/2 x 6 1/2"). 5 p.l., 374 pp. Edited and with an introduction by Dixon Wecter. FIRST EDITION. No. 6 OF 155 SPECIAL COPIES WITH A FLYLEAF SIGNED "S. L. CLEMENS" AND "MARK TWAIN." Publisher's black cloth with printed spine label, original green dust jacket with printed spine label. Housed in the publisher's nearly fine slipcase Frontispiece portrait of Twain and his wife, Livia. A FLAWLESS COPY. This is a love story in letters, offered here in one of the special copies containing autographs that had been provided years earlier by Twain (1835-1910) and stored away by Harper's for future use. Olivia Langdon (1867-1904) and Twain met in December of 1867 through her brother, and their first date was to attend a reading by Dickens in New York City. Between then and their marriage in February of 1870, Twain fervently courted Olivia, mostly through letters. The hard-drinking Twain, always yearning to travel, always inclined to invest unwisely, was a difficult spouse, but his wife, even though suffering perpetually from frail health, was an indomitable helpmate, especially as editor of his writings and speeches. The letters here cover the entire span of courtship and marriage, with a few letters included from Olivia, and the affection from both sides is touching. The publication of this collection was a major literary event, and according to a "Publisher's Weekly" article at the time, demand was so high for this special autographed edition that "the publishers decided that the only fair way to give them out to the trade would be a drawing, allowing one chance to each store, regardless of size." There cannot be a nicer copy of this book anywhere. FIRST EDITION. No. 6 OF 155 SPECIAL COPIES WITH A FLYLEAF SIGNED "S. L. CLEMENS" AND "MARK TWAIN.". Bookseller Inventory # ST12853

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TWAIN, MARK.) CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.

Published by New York: Harper, 1949 (1949)

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Item Description: New York: Harper, 1949, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Original black cloth, dust jacket. Slipcase. A fine copy. First edition of Samuel Clemens’s wonderful love letters to his wife Livy, signed by the author both “S. L. Clemens” and “Mark Twain” on the tipped-in limitation sheet. This is one of 155 numbered copies of the deluxe limited edition. The leaf also bears the notice, “these signatures of Mark Twain have been in the possession of Harper & Brothers for fifty years. There are no more.” These letters span the years from the couple’s initial courtship in 1868 through Livy’s death in 1904. In his long first letter to Livy, who had rebuffed him, Clemens writes in small part, “I do not regret that I have loved you, still love & shall always love you. I accept the situation, uncomplainingly, hard as it is. Of old I am acquaint- ed with grief, disaster & disappointment, & have borne these troubles as became a man. So, also, shall I bear this last & bitterest, even though it break my heart. I would not dishonor this worthiest love that has yet been born within me by any puerile thought, or word, or deed. It is better to have loved and lost you than that my life should have remained forever the blank it was before ”. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12592135014

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens).

Published by Hartford, Connecticut.: The American Publishing Company, (1899)

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Item Description: Hartford, Connecticut.: The American Publishing Company, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. "The Autograph Edition of Mark Twain's Works is limited to Five Hundred and Twelve Copies, of which this is No. 4 [signed]: S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain)." With a Twain & a C. D. Warner Manuscript leaf from "The Gilded Age." Presswork by The University Press, Cambridge. (1899-1907). Twenty-five volumes; 5 3/4 in. x 8 1/2 in., with the signed limitation page in the first volume; engraved portrait and title-page, followed by title-page for the work; with an essay: "Biographical Criticism" (pp. v-xxxiii), which is signed at the end by the author, Brander Matthews; illustrated (some are photogravures); some illustrations are signed. Volume 5 is signed by Charles Dudley Warner. The double Manuscript page is in the first volume, following the front endpaper, and has an early typed slip, reading: "Original Autograph Manuscript Pages from The Gilded Age." Bound in full, dark red-brown morocco leather by Pfister, with its stamp on the endpapers. With five raised bands on the spine gilt titling, and a gilt floral design on the spine and front covers, with doublures of green and dark red-brown morocco with a gilt design of floral sprays, gilt borders, gray silk endpapers; top-edges gilt. Some of the spine ends, outer hinges, or cover corners show light wear or rubbing to the leather; a few volumes show more wear. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the backs of the front endpapers. The Twain Manuscript leaf of 24 lines shows crossing out, additions in ink and begins: "save the child yet. Bless my life, what lawyers they have in New York!" [-] and concludes: "Our bill will go through in forty-eight hours, then, we’ll telegraph a mil-." The Charles Dudley Warner leaf is joined to the paper tab, and is of a slightly smaller size, written in violet ink, and begins: "withheld-that would have made a hero of a very much less promising character than Philip Sterling." And ends: "Calculate how much poorer he was by possessing it." The Twain material is from Volume 11 of this set: The Gilded Age, Volume Two; Chapter 20 (51), p. 226; and the Warner material is from the same Volume, Chapter 18 (49), p. 204. Near Fine. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # m-35

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