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Twain, Mark

Published by Unpublished (1887)

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Item Description: Unpublished, 1887. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. USOjcdrawer. This is Twain's original manuscript for the story, An Incident, from September 1887. Seven small pages 8.75 by 5.5 inches, his story written in ink on one side. More information upon request. Bookseller Inventory # JAN18-17JC4

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Tom Sawyer: Twain, Mark (Samuel

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 (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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Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County: TWAIN, Mark; Clemens,

TWAIN, Mark; Clemens, Samuel L.

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

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Item Description: New York: C.H. Webb, Publisher, 1867, 1867. An Exceptional Copy TWAIN, Mark. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches. By Mark Twain [pseud.]. Edited by John Paul [pseud. of Charles Henry Webb]. New York: C. H. Webb, Publisher, 1867. First edition of author's first published book, first issue (single ad leaf on cream-yellow paper inserted before title; Folio 21, "1" in "21" unbroken; p. 66, last line, "e" in "life"; p. 198, "i" in "this" unbroken). Twelvemo (6 11/16 x 4 7/16 inches; 170 x 113 mm.). [1, blank] [1, publisher's ad] 198, [2, blank] pp. Original brown gilt-lettered, 'diamond bead' cloth. Upper cover with gilt-stamped jumping frog in vertical position in center, lower cover with blind-stamped jumping frog in the same position, beveled edges, brown coated end-papers. Early ink name on top blank margin of title-page. Minimal rubbing to spine tips and lower corners, otherwise near fine. One of the best, untouched copies that we have ever seen. Housed in a custom made, fleece-lined, full dark green morocco clamshell case with the cover designs repeated. "This [the frog] is usually placed at the lower left corner in a diagonal position with the head pointing to the upper right corner. In some copies the frog is stamped in the center of the cover in a vertical position with the head pointing up." (BAL, 3310). Although no priority is given the frog in the center of the upper cover is far rarer than the usual left-hand corner stamping.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. As his publisher, Charles Henry Webb, noted, "By his story of the Frog, he scaled the heights of popularity at a single jump." Twain's compilation of tales, along with those of Bret Harte, continues to romanticize and popularize the Gold Rush. The story of the lead-loaded frog (named Daniel Webster) made Angels Camp one of the best-known tourist attractions in the gold country. Twain first learned of the story of the jumping frog when he prospected in the vicinity of Jackass Hill in Tuolumne County. On a rainy January day in 1865 Twain and a friend, James Gillis, went into the bar at the Angels Camp Hotel in nearby Calaveras County and heard a gentlemen by the name of Ben Coon tell the amusing story of the trained frog. He repeated the story to Artemus Ward, who in turn encouraged him to write it up and send it to Ward's publisher, Carleton, in New York. Carleton was not impressed and sent the story on to Henry Clapp who published it in the final issue (November 18, 1865) of the Saturday Press of New York with the title of "Jim and His Jumping Frog." The tale's popularity spread across America and Europe. When it reached San Francisco, the story was reprinted in the Californian, a weekly periodical published by Charles Webb. The Californian featured one major change, a new title: "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Encouraged by the huge response, Webb urged his author to publish a book of his Western yarns. The book, packed with twenty-seven short stories, appeared in May 1867, bound in cloth with a beautiful gold-stamped frog emblazoned on the front cover. Webb himself provided the foreword, writing under the name of John Paul, and the American News Company served as the distribution agent. It sold for $1.25 a copy. Printed with stereotype plates, slightly different issues bound in various colors of cloth were produced, and in September 1867, George Routledge & Sons of London published a wrapper-bound edition embellished with a spectacular frog. Although no priority has been established in regards to the placement of the frog on the covers, it is considerably rarer to find it in this vertical position. Oscar Lewis traced the history of this famous tale in The Origin of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." According to Lewis's scholarly investigation, a versi. Bookseller Inventory # 03950

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Twain, Mark (Clemens)

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 Charles L. Webster, New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster, New York, 1885. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First American Edition. Publisher's original green cloth, stamped in gilt and black, with the following early issue points: a. Page 9, "Huck Decided." b. Page 13 "Him and another man" listed as p. 88. c. Page 57 "with the was." d. Page 143 "l" in Col. missing and "b" in body broken. e. Page 155, final 5 is in a different font. f. Page 283 is tipped-in. g. Title page is tipped-in, and copyrighted in 1884. h. Frontis is tipped-in, cloth not visible. SIR HUGH WALPOLE'S COPY, with his inscription stating that this is one of his top five favorite books and that he purchased it from the legendary Los Angeles bookman, Jake Zeitlin, on September 4, 1934. THE SECOND EARLIEST KNOWN, OF DATED PRE-PUBLICATION COPIES (1884) the 1884 gift inscription is to S. W. Field, one of the founders of Santa Cruz, California and it was he who was appointed the first police chief in 1867. The early issue points above and this 1884 gift inscription, show that this copy is a pre-publication copy and second earliest known of the first American copies issued; the earliest is the Charles L. Webster copy, which is dated November 26, 1884 and sold at Christie's in 2004 fro $265,000; tied for second place is Livy Twain's copy, also dated Christmas 1884, and sold at Sotheby's in 1991 for $99,000. Moreover, it is one of the very few association copies of Huck Finn we have seen, given it's connection to Sir Hugh Walpole and to the legendary bookseller, Jake Zeitlin. The New York Herald of 29 November, 1884, quotes Charles Webster as saying, "But 250 copies left the office [for California] ." The present copy is, doubtless, one of those copies. It is important to note that the next earliest dated copies share virtually the same issue points as our copy: (a). The Smillie copy of Huck Finn is dated Feb. 19, 1885. The Smillie copy is like our copy in every point, except the frontis cloth is visible. But the frontis was an added item, tipped into the book and therefore cannot be a guide to priority (Clarke). The Smillie copy is example #13 in the McBride bibliography. (b). The Drapkin copy of Huck Finn is dated Feb. 23, 1885. It is like our copy in every point, except the frontis cloth is visible; again, this point is not a guide to priority. Also page 155 lacks the final 5, whereas our copy has the final 5 in a larger font. But, according to Underhill, he had acquired a copy on April 30, 1931, which had the final 5 "stamped in" by hand, and which matched the original font. Underhill concluded that would leave only two states of p. 155 as it was published: with the final 5 of the wrong font, or with the final 5 absent. So, let us conclude that our copy of Huckleberry Finn is, in significant points, like the earliest dated copies, and that our copy, dated Christmas [December] 1884, is one of the very few early, dated copies. NOTE: In mid-December, 1884, Estes & Lauriat announced that Huckleberry Finn was ready and for sale by them at a reduced price. Twain filed a law suit and settled months later (30,000 copies were already bound in December, 1884). Housed in a custom pictorial green clamshell box, with the front panel design, similar to that on the book. BAL 3415. McBride, p. 92-123. Bookseller Inventory # 08232

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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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Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain)

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1929)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1929. The Memorial Edition, one of 90 copies bound with an original Mark Twain manuscript page. Octavo, 37 volumes, bound in half morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, plates. The lightest minor shelf wear to some extremities and along very bottom edges of a few volumes. The leaf paged "43" includes notes regarding a "whisky conspiracy" against soldiers' health and morals, among other ink jottings. "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). "High and fine literature is wine," Twain once wrote, "and mine is only water; but everybody likes water." This beautiful edition of Twain's complete novels, essays and sketches attests to the enduring popularity and power of his works--many of which, despite their author's protestation to the contrary, have come to be regarded as among the finest vintage American literature offers. Among other classics, the set includes A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Bookseller Inventory # 5103

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.: CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.]

CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

Published by Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876 (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford: 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, buff endpapers. A little expert restoration to spine ends, only very mild rubbing, spine a bit dulled, front board gilt bright, internally clean with just a little foxing. An excellent copy in bright cloth. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations by True Williams and others. Rare first American edition, first printing, first state, of one of the universally recognized masterpieces of American literature, Twain's irrepressible and unforgettable "true boy's book". The first novel Mark Twain wrote without a co-author, Tom Sawyer is also his most clearly "autobiographical Enlivened by extraordinary and melodramatic events, it is otherwise a realistic depiction of the experiences, people and places that Mark Twain knew as a child" (Rasmussen, 459). Originally published in England (without illustrations), Tom Sawyer arrived at a momentous point in American history: Custer had recently lost the battle at Little Big Horn and America was celebrating its centennial. "Publication of Tom Sawyer was little noticed The book has, however, 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 has been in print continuously since 1876, and has outsold all other Mark Twain works" (Rasmussen, 459). "This was a true boy's book, and surviving copies are proof of how rough little boys can be on books" (MacDonnell, 40). First printing, first state (with "THE" on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type), peach endpapers, printed on wove paper, preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper. BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. Bookseller Inventory # 98665

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Twain, Mark [Clemens,

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. Previous owner's inscription on 2nd front free end paper. 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 (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 (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 Issue printed on wove paper with the half title page printed on a separate leaf that is blank on the verso. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's blue cloth with light wear to the boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely UNRESTORED copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1478839829945

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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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Mark Twain's Copy. The Ancient Regime; Source: Twain, Mark [Taine,

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. Hard Cover. 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 # 6515

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Twain, Mark

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 (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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Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The: TWAIN, Mark; (CLEMENS,

TWAIN, Mark; (CLEMENS, Samuel L.)

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

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Item Description: Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876, 1876. First American Edition, First PrintingTWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876.First American edition, first printing, with the following points: printed on wove paper and half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves (with verso of half-title and recto of frontispiece blank) and all six fly-leaves on laid paper.Square octavo (8 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches; 213 x 166 mm.). [6, blank], xvi, [17]-274, [1], [1, blank], [4, publisher's advertisements ("Revised December 1st, 1876.")], [6, blank] pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations by True Williams and others. Pages, 215/6, 243/4 & 245/6 with tiny pieces (1/4 x 1/8 inch max) torn away from upper corner. Some expert and very small repairs to inner hinges, some light stains to rear endpapers just affecting last two blank fly-leaves. Some light occasional marginal soiling, but still an excellent copy.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 center. Original peach endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners expertly and almost invisibly strengthened, small abrasion with loss of cloth (1/8 inch square) on rear cover, gilt on spine a little dull. Neat early ink presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, dated Dec 25th/76. Even with the aforementioned issues this is still an exceptional copy of the very rare first issue of this classic tale. Housed in a quarter black morocco clamshell case."Turning away from the adult corruption and humbuggery which he had satirized in The Gilded Age, Mark Twain refreshed his spirit in this semi-autobiographical story of boyhood. The irresponsibility, the love of odd adventure, and the sense of natural justice as opposed to the village code, which characterize the heroes of this book and its sequel Huckleberry Finn, presented a sharp contrast to the Sunday School or rags-to-riches literature which was then the common fare doled out to children. For once, the natural rights of the small boy were set forth by a great writer who remembered his own childhood, when he had indeed inveigled some boys into whitewashing a fence for him, given pain-killer to his cat, teased his brother unmercifully, and continually sharpened his wits in devising ways of escaping punishment. These books 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, 100 American)."The book was published during December 1876 although application for copyright had been made as early as July 21, 1875; copies were not received for entry at the Library of Congress until January 2, 1877. The [first] English edition [published by Chatto & Windus, London] was published on June 9, 1876, about six months before the American edition was put on sale" (Peter Parley to Penrod).BAL 3369. Grolier, 100 American, 79. Johnson, Twain, pp. 27-30. Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 43-44. Bookseller Inventory # 03955

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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 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 Charles L. Webster and Company (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. Publisher's original 1/2 leather, with page edges, pastedowns, and endpapers all marbled. One of just 500 copies printed (Raptis Rare Books, internet article, March 2014). ///LAID in is a hand written response, declining an invitation, on a folded Quarry Farm labeled note, dated "Sept. 17/03", and SIGNED, "S. L. Clemens". (Quarry Farm was the home of Susan Langdon Crane, sister of Mark Twain's wife Olivia, and often the summer residence of the Twains. Mark Twain wrote, at least in part, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn while at Quarry Farm). The note sheet was created with a fold to yield 4 writing surfaces although this message is confined solely to the letterhead panel; The note was then manually folded, horizontally. It was written 5 weeks prior to the Twain family leaving for Italy and was penned during the last summer they spent together at Quarry Farm, as Olivia died in Italy the following June. ///CONDITION OF THE NOTE: Very good-near fine, with a touch of toning, faint soiling, two miniscule specks on the letterhead panel, the faint horizontal crease, and light peeling on the rear panel where it had been affixed to some other surface. ///CONDITION OF THE BOOK: The spine and corners have been professionally restored (corners still showing the bumped tips) and the marbled surfaces have some scratches and nicks. Interior condition problems: 1.) The pastedown/endpaper hinges have been reinforced, 2.) the front endpaper has a 1/8"x1/4" upper corner chip, 3.) there is scattered light foxing on the front and rear the preliminary pages, 4.) leaves 3-18 have areas of (food?) staining heaviest on page 17 with bleeding back to the copyright page and finally vanishing on page 36, 5.) the bottom corner of page 23-24 has a 1/2"x7/8" chip. 6.) the rest of the text has occasional soiling, some perimeter stains, a few tipped corners, one dog-eared page, and most pages have light perimeter toning. ///ISSUE POINTS: The tissue guarded front plate is second state with no cloth visible under the bust. The title/copyright leaf is integral (lack of uniform opinion on this point), "Him and another man" is incorrectly listed at page 88 (instead of page 87 where it appears), page 57 has "with the was" on line 11 from the bottom, page 143 is missing the "l" in "Col." (which is part of the illustration at the top line of the text) and has the broken "b"in "body" on line 7, the final 5 of page 155 is lacking (again, lacks consensus), the illustration on page 283 is bound in with the noticeable curve on the fly of Silas Phelp's trousers, and the final leaf is blank. ///OVERALL: in spite of the aforementioned flaws, this is a very good and quite scarce 130 year old volume. Several of these leather bound copies are in university and library collections, while others have surely been destroyed or lost, leaving precious few for private collections. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 16011801

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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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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade): TWAIN, Mark; (CLEMENS,

TWAIN, Mark; (CLEMENS, Samuel L.)

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

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Item Description: New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885, 1885. First American Edition of "Huckleberry Finn," First PrintingA Near Fine and Untouched CopyTWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.First American edition, with the following "traditional" bibliographical points: the title-page is a cancel, with the copyright notice dated 1884 (BAL second state, with the first state only noted in publisher's prospectuses and advanced sheets); p. [13], the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is incorrectly listed as at p. 88 (BAL first state); p. 57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the was" instead of "with the saw" (BAL first state); p. 283 is a cancel, with the engraving redone and the line indicating the fly on Silas Phelps's trousers a straight vertical line (BAL third state, the earliest known to appear in cloth-bound copies of the book); p. 155, the final "5" in the pagination is missing (BAL first state); the frontispiece portrait has the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Co. and the tablecloth, or scarf, on which the bust rests not visible (BAL second state). Octavo (8 7/16 x 6 9/16 inches; 210 x 167 mm.). 366, [2, blank] pp. Inserted frontispiece portrait and wood-engraved text illustrations. Complete with the final blank leaf (signature 23/8).Original dark green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt and black on front cover and spine. Original pale peach endpapers. The absolute minimum of rubbing to corners and spine extremities. Tiny tear (1/4 inch) in the lower blank margin of leaf 7/1 (pp. 97/98). Occasional very minor marginal soiling. An exceptionally bright and totally untouched copy. Chemised in a quarter olive morocco over marbled boards slipcase."In November [1884], after the first printing was finished and before the second printing of 10,000 copies was begun (the third printing of another 10,000 copies did not follow until March, 1885), the plates were corrected to reflect three changes in the text: at page 13 the erroneous page reference '88' was changed to '87'; at page 57 the misprint 'with the was' was corrected to 'with the saw'; and at page 9 [the 'Contents' leaf] the misprint 'Decided' was corrected to 'Decides.' This last change was overlooked by Johnson, BAL, and every other bibliographer, but was noted by the Iowa-Berkeley editors of HUCK FINN. Because these three changes are documented as having been made between the first and second printings, they can absolutely distinguish the first and second printing sheets from each other. While mixing of sheets can sometimes occur during the collating or binding process, no copy of HUCK FINN has been found that does not have all three of these changes present, or all three absent. That strongly suggests that no mixing of first and second printing sheets took place. Unlike those changes made between the two printings, the corrections made to the plates during the course of the first printing are of no use in distinguishing between the two printings?By early November, the sheets of HUCK FINN were being forwarded for binding, and within a week or two it was discovered that the illustration at page 283 had been altered in the master plate to make it appear as if Uncle Silas was exposing his penis?By the time the ribald alteration (that's BAL's term, not mine) was discovered, the first printing was finished, and some sheets may have been in bindings, some sheets had been gathered and sewn, and some were collated but not yet sewn?No copies of the book, in cloth or in leather, show clear evidence of having had page 283 cancelled after binding. All surviving copies that contain the cancelled page, when closely examined, show evidence that the cancel took place after the sheets were sewn, but before they were nipped and trimmed for casing into the binding?In addition to the obscene illustration, a change was made in the plate for the copyright page, correcting the copyright date f. Bookseller Inventory # 03954

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Twain, Mark

Published by Chatto and Windus, London (1899)

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Item Description: Chatto and Windus, London, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First signed edition ( S.L. Clemens), (Samuel Langhorne Clemens - Mark Twain). Set of 25 volumes, in modern red leather binding with raised bands on the spines, gilt titles. Handsome beautifully bound complete set of a rare sought-after edition. Rare. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn. Please inquire for further details. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1293599351

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by Charles Webster, New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles Webster, New York, 1885. First American Edition. Octavo. Frontispiece of Huckleberry Finn, portrait in first state, title page a cancel, 366pp., illustrated, final blank leaf, pg. 13 with "him and another" as listed as at p. 88, pg. 57 reads "with the was", final five in 155 is lower. A clean bright copy in original green pictorial gilt cloth, pale pink endpapers. Two small news clippings tipped in, one refers to the $200,000 sale of a signed copy of Twain's work, the other relates to his estate and his daughter, old bookseller's description mounted to upper front free endpaper, and laid in is a short typed description to the present volume by the firm Hamill and Barker of Chicago. Francis Hamill and Margery Barker were two very well known women booksellers of Chicago. They sold a rare copy of the 15th century Gutenberg Bible to the Lilly Library. They introduced Virginia Woolf to the Americans and over a thirteen year span, they also purchased manuscripts, twenty-five diaries and various letters belonging to Virginia Woolf. Francis Hamill was also the first woman president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. While the rear hinge is cracked, the book itself shows very minor wear to spine ends and corners without any restorations. [together with] The original green pictorial gilt cloth prospectus, with the copyright and title page dated 1885, blank order sheets at rear, morocco and calf binding samples at front. A near fine copy of this very uncommon prospectus showing only minor spots of rubbing to spine ends and corners. A superb set housed together within a custom leather backed clamshell. [BAL 3415]. Bookseller Inventory # 019707

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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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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

Published by Charles L. Webster (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The original full sheepskin edition. First Edition, first printing, with all of the earliest first issue points, and the only edition with the censored illustration (with the bulging fly) on page 283 (the original conjugate page, not the cancel that appears in all other first editions). Book very good, leather cracking along spine to front cover, as well as a little on other side of spine to rear cover; some water damage to rear cover, and rubbing on covers. The scarcest and earliest version of this title. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1607209

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Twain, Mark (Samuel

Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

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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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Life on the Mississippi: Twain, Mark (Samuel

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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Pudd'nhead Wilson: Twain, Mark (Samuel

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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WITH THE RARE, Suppressed, Distasteful Plate Twain, Mark.

Published by Charles Webster, NY (1885)

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Item Description: Charles Webster, NY, 1885. Kemble, E. W. (illustrator). 8vo, pp. 366. Bound in 3/4 morocco, rubbed at the extremities of the boards, hinges repaired with brown binder's tape, a nice clean copy, with names or internal markings. BAL 3415; Grolier #87, Johnson p. 43ff. An American high-spot. The points are as follows: Title-page bound in; page 57 was for saw; him and another man listed p. 88; p. 155 lacks the last 5 of the numeral; page 283 is bound-in, in the first state with the fly of Silas Phelps's trousers showing a definite curve; Frontis is state 2 with the imprint of Heliotype Printing, with table cloth and table not visible and the artist's name on the edge of the bust. This is the very rare first state of Huck Finn that is seen only in a few of the leather bound copies of the book that were issued before the "pornographic" illustration on p. 283 was discovered." In an effort to help his nephew, a fledgling publisher named Charles Webster, Twain gave his masterpiece to a neophyte to publish and lovers of this book have paid the price since. There are between 70 to 100 variants of this book. This has most of the earliest issue points. A. B. Paine notes that the book was late in being made ready for press and Twain told Webster to hold up publication until, there were 40,000 orders. This may be the reason why the sheets have become so mixed. The book went out late and deliveries were not made until March of 1885. It was Watson Gill, Twain's Syracuse distributor, who was the first to notice the distasteful illustration on page 283, which showed the fly on parson's trousers with a slight curve. Gill wrote to Webster and Company that he refused to handle the book with this illustration. Webster, who was in California at the time, was horrified when he learned the news and offered a reward of 500 for the apprehension of the person who so altered the illustration. The story in the New York Herald at the time indicted that 30,000 copies had been published. The books were recalled, the sheets separated, and a new page was tipped in with a corrected plate. However, it appears that about 250 copies in sheep and half morocco had already left for San Francisco and escaped the purge. These leather-bounds, needless to say, are now prized collector's items"[Freedman, The First Edition of Huckleberry Finn: An Overview in Proteus, Fall, 1984]. First Edition, First State, with the naughty picture on p. 283. Bookseller Inventory # 55075

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