Mark Twain: A Biography. The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. (Three Volume Set)

Paine, Albert Bigelow

Published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912
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Subtitle: With Letters, Comments and Incidental Writings Hitherto Unpublished; Also New Episodes, Anecdotes, Etc. Three Volumes Complete. Fully Illustrated. Early Printing, published in September, 1912 with the corresponding Harper letter code K-M. Volume I: xiii (i), pp. 1-562, acknowledgment, list of b&w illustrations, prefatory note, chapters 1-104. Volume II: vii (i), pp. 563-1110, list of b&w illustrations, chapters 105- 211. Volume III: vii (ii), pp. 1111-1718 (1). list of b&w illustrations, chapters 212-294, appendix A.: Letter from Orion Clemens to Miss Wood Concerning Henry Clemens, appendix B.: Mark Twain's Burlesque of Captain Isaiah Sellers, Appendix C.: I. Mark Twain's Empire City Hoax. II. News- Gatherings with Mark Twain, index. Spines darkened. 1" separation to hinge at inside top gutter that does not effect the binding with mild edgewear to corners and head & tail spine of Vol. I; Less so to Vols. II and III. Else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Mark Twain: A Biography. The Personal and ...
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Publication Date: 1912
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good

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Paine, Albert Bigelow
Published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, NY (1912)
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Book Description Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, NY, 1912. Hardcover. Near Fine condition, attractive bookplate to front pastedown all 3 vols. ; Copyright page in each volume states Published September, 1912, however volumes I and III have Harper's Key Code K-M (Nov, 1912) , Vol II with code I-M (Sep, 1912) - this volume (II) first edition, first state (BAL 2). The other two volumes are slightly later printings (title page of all volumes indicates 1912 date). Beautiful set of this important biography. Top edges gilt. ; (1912) ; Red cloth/gilt; 8vo; No DJs. Bookseller Inventory # 12803

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Paine, Albert Bigelow
Published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, New York, U.S.A. (1912)
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Book Description Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1912. Cloth Over Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Various (illustrator). First, Signed, Inscribed, Association. This three volume set of first editions was inscribed to John Whitcomb Riley from the author. The inscription is located on the front paste-down of volume one and reads as follows: "To John Whitcomb Riley, Whose place in the heart of the world is by the side of Mark Twain's. From {author's signature}Sept 25 / 12". First editions noted on copyright pages as follows: Volume 1 "pub Sept 1912 + H-M", Volume 2 " I - M" and volume 3 " I - M". These three volumes have been bound in a bright red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the spines - gilt decoration center of front covers, back covers plain. Spine sections of the covers have darkened from time. Bottom edges of the text are rough-cut, upper edges gilt. Some light corner bumping, edge wear. All three volumes have John Whitcomb Riley's book plate. Portrait frontispiece retains tissue protective sheet. Numerous illustrations in all three volumes, black and white photos as well as drawings. Text is very clean and solid in bindings. Appears never read; in fact, all three volumes have numerous uncut signatures. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed & Inscribed By Author. Association Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 010761

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