The Riverdale Edition (1901)of Mark Twain's works, complete in 22 volumes. (volumes 23, 24 and 25 were added later by Harper and Brothers in 1906 and 1907 and offered to buyers of the original sets). The Riverdale Edition was limited to 625 numbered sets and features the limitation number written in red ink along with the statement, "This is the authorized Uniform Edition of all my books. Mark Twain" in each volume. Handsome contemporary binding in three-quarter morocco and marbled boards by MacDonald of New York. Raised spine bands with gilt decorated compartments, each volume with author, title and date in gilt. Marbled endpapers, top edges of pages gilt, side and bottom edges deckled. A title page designed by Tiffany and Company and engraved by W. H. W. Bicknell appears in Volume 1. It features an SLC monogram surrounded by scenes from Mark Twain's life including a boat, stagecoach, train, and his home in Hartford, Connecticut. The lower left corner features a cabin depicting his humble birthplace at Florida, Missouri. The Riverdale Edition is distinguished by hand-colored illustrations protected by tissue guards featured as frontispieces in eleven of the volumes. Top corner of volume 19 bumped. Minor rubbing to extremities. All hinges tight and sound. Firmly bound with clean and bright text, no name, bookplate or other markings. A very good, handsomely bound and desirable set for the Mark Twain collector that displays quite nicely on the shelf. Additional pictures on request. Will require extra shipping. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN - LIMITED ...
Publisher: American Publishing Company / R. G. Newbegin imprint on title Page
Publication Date: 1901
Binding: Three-Quarter Leather
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Limited Edition.
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