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TWAIN Mark

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Item Description: 1899. "TWAIN, Mark. The Writings of Mark Twain. Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1899-1907. Twenty-five volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter blue morocco gilt, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. $39,000.Edition de Luxe, number 542 of 1000 copies. This set with manuscript pages of The Gilded Age, one each by Twain and by collaborator Charles Dudley Warner, tipped in to Volume X. This set also with a tipped-in double signature on the limitation leaf, "S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain)," and an autograph letter tipped to the blank opposite the limitation page, from Twain to his publisher, "Feb. 16. Friend Bliss: Please mail or send in your own way, a cloth copy of Innocents Abroad to Sidney Moffett, New Market, Shenendoah Co, Va, & charge to my Act. Yours, Mark." On the reverse is written in a different hand: "Mark Twain Feb. 16, ’75." Very handsomely bound.Leaves of the Gilded Age manuscripts of Twain and Warner were sometimes bound into sets of the Edition de Luxe, and especially the 512 sets called the "Autograph Edition." Twain's manuscript leaf, from only six pages into the work (appearing on p. 18 here) begins, " for a coonskin & a cake of beeswax to an old dame in linsey-woolsey, put his letter away, & went into the kitchen. His wife was there, constructing some dried apple pies; a slovenly urchin of ten was dreaming over a rude weather-vane of his own contriving " "Friend Bliss" mentioned in the autograph letter is Elisha Bliss (1822-80), manager of the American Publishing Company which published the first five Twain titles between 1869 and 1880. Bliss marketed authors through subscription sales, a technique that fulfilled his goal of making Twain "the people's author" (Kaplan, 61). "His decision to chance a work of humor with his company was a bold one, but his instinct that Mark Twain had a ready-made audience proved accurate and enormously profitable . Bliss can claim the credit for recognizing Mark Twain's proper audience, placing his literature in the hands of that audience, and educating his apprentice author in the mechanics of subscription publication. His influence lurks behind the humorist's self-definition of his role as the 'People's Author' and the spokesman for the 'mighty mass of the uncultivated " (Wilson, 90-91). At the end of the 19th-century subscription sales began to lose ground to urban bookstores. Frank Bliss, Elisha's heir, shed subscription booklists and began issuing expensive deluxe editions, none more important than this one. "As if to mark the close of a literary era," Frank supervised the production of this limited edition set and, according to Twain, "appeared to be having an easy time selling it, President McKinley and other big guns have subscribed" (Kaplan, 355). This superb set contains all of Twain's work, including novels, essays and sketches. Each volume with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and a vignette title page. With over 100 tissue-guarded plates, including etchings by W. H. W. Bicknell and photogravures from photographs and from drawings by Peter Newell, E. W. Kemble, B. West Clinedinst, Dan Beard, W. T. Smedley, F. M. Senior, F. T. Merrill, F. Luis Mora, E. H. Garrett, J. G. Brown, F. V. DuMond, and others. These plates were used for the first time in this set and again in various later editions issued by the American Publishing Company (see BAL 3456). Laid in to the first volume is a typed letter, dated in 1940, to a Mrs. Daniel Jenks from a Walter Norman of Pittsfield, MA. Norman apparently worked with his father at the L. L. Brown Paper Company, a company apparently producing paper for the American Publishing Company. He makes reference in the letter to the paper used in the first 1000 copies of this set, deckle-edged paper with a "Mark Twain" watermark. Two volumes with expert repairs to headcaps. An extraordinary set with autograph material in fine condition.". Bookseller Inventory # 106133

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Writings [Memorial Edition]: TWAIN, Mark

TWAIN, Mark

Published by New York Harper & Brothers (1929)

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Item Description: New York Harper & Brothers, 1929. One of Ninety Sets, with an Excellent Autograph Letter Signed by Twain and a Manuscript Leaf by Him TWAIN, Mark. The Writings. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929. Memorial Edition, one of 90 numbered copies (this copy being number 55). Thirty-seven octavo volumes. Title-pages in blue and black. With inserted portrait frontispieces. Publisher's three quarter brown morocco over polished brown cloth boards. Spines decoratively stamped in gilt, tooled in compartments with two raised bands, top edges gilt, others uncut. The first twelve volumes are a slightly lighter color than the rest. A magnificent set of this fine and rare edition of Twain, complete with the Biography (volumes 30-33) and Letters (volumes 34 & 35) edited by Paine, and the Autobiography (volumes 36 & 37). With a letter and manuscript page tipped-in volume I. [With:] TWAIN, Mark (1835-1910). Autograph Letter Signed "S.L. Clemens" and initialed "SLC." Kaltenleutgeben: July 26, [18]98 (Twain and his family had a villa in this Austrian town in 1898). Written in black ink. Two twelvemo pages on one octavo leaf, second half of leaf with paper repairs (not interfering with text), usual fold lines, red ink marking on first page, not interfering with text. "Dear CA[?]W: Please send me [crossed-out word] your new Stevenson book, for Mrs. Clemens - cheap edition. I mean the book about - about- I think it’s poetry. ("Black & White?") And I’d like to have the cheap edition of "Spiritual Tales" (is that it?)[superscript: "Except vol. 1 - I have that] by Mrs. or Miss Macleod. [superscript: "Edinburgh"] They are located in the isle of Iona, I think. Sincerely Yours S.L. Clemens [flourish] OVER Why don’t you have Bliss [five words crossed out] send you some Ameri-can copies of my last book? Wouldn’t the illustrations sell there? Or would the title [crossed-out word] interfere awkwardly? SLC" [With:] TWAIN, Mark. One page manuscript [N.p., n.d., ca. 1880]. One octavo leaf, verso only, entitled "Readings." Written in blue ink. Seventeen lines of short titles for stories or sketches to be read at one of Twain’s public readings. Fine. HBS 67709. $37,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67709

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CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

Published by New York and London, Harper and Brothers, 1929 (1929)

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Item Description: New York and London, Harper and Brothers, 1929, 1929. 37 volumes, octavo (217 × 144 mm). Finely bound by Bayntun, mid 20th century, in crimson full crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt lettered in two panels and dated at foot, boards decorated with geometric interlace panel and cornerpieces, decoration to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Some small repairs to a few volumes. Overall a fine and attractive set. Memorial edition. Limited to 90 sets with a page of original manuscript material bound in. Signed by the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # 61912

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THE WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN AUTOGRAPH EDITION.: Clemens, Samuel L.]:

Clemens, Samuel L.]: " Twain, Mark":

Published by Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1899 through 1907. (1907)

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Item Description: Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1899 through 1907., 1907. Twenty-five volumes. Octavo. Publisher's three quarter olive brown morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, lettered in gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Portraits and plates. A number of the spines are characteristically sun-faded to lighter brown, occasional rubbing to raised bands and toes of a few spines, but a very good or better set, with none of the deterioration to the joints so common to this binding. The esteemed "Autograph Edition," limited to 512 numbered sets, signed by Clemens in the first volume: "S.L. Clemens / (Mark Twain)." Eighteen of the plates are signed by their respective artist, including Peter Newell, A.B. Frost, Charles N. Flagg, E.W. Kemble, Karl Gerhardt, Dan Beard, et al. Charles Dudley Warner signed the limitation page to volume 10 (THE GILDED AGE), and Brander Matthews signed at the end of his critical essay in volume one, as usual. This edition was published as a subscription set in a hierarchy of bindings, and sets were occasionally customized for the purchaser by the inclusion of related manuscript leaves, letters and other inserts. Such is the case with this set, and it is accompanied by a two page a.l.s. from Walter Bliss, 23 December 1905, to the original owner, detailing the arrangements made for Christmas Day delivery, and pointing out the location of the extra material (volumes I, V, VI, IX and X), and mentioning some extra loose plates, which are no longer present. In volume one are inserted a) a one page a.l.s. from Clemens, Riverdale on Hudson, 5 March 1902, to "Dear Bliss," written prior to departure for travels and trying to settle some publishing matters pertaining to a deal with Colliers and cancellation of another option, signed "S.L. Clemens," ca. fifty words; and b) a leaf from the autograph manuscript of THE GILDED AGE, in Clemens' hand, numbered '22' at the top margin, and beginning ".here, on the railroad & the steamboat, & say 'this' one little spot shall not be touched - this hovel shall be sacred .," ca. 125 words. Volume V contains an extra limitation leaf from the "Author's Signed Edition" of FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR, unnumbered, but signed both as Twain and as Clemens. Volume VI includes the facsimile printing of the letter by Clemens commenting on the frontis photogravure (the image of Clemens transposed into a horse and steer drawn cart) for that special edition. Volume XI includes a) another leaf from the manuscript of THE GILDED AGE in Clemens's hand, with corrections and revisions, ca 125 words, numbered '60' in the top margin, and beginning: "'But how should I know whether they were boys or girls?'," and b) a leaf from the manuscript in Warner's hand, numbered '820' in the upper margin, beginning: "'Daft is a little strong ., " ca 150 words. Volume XI contains a third leaf in Clemens's hand from the manuscript of THE GILDED AGE, numbered '421' then altered to '1000' in the upper margin, heavily revised, with significant deletions and insertions, ca. 150 words. While sets with a single Clemens leaf (often coupled with a Warner leaf) from the manuscript of THE GILDED AGE are not uncommon, sets with multiple Clemens leaves are uncommon, and those with multiple leaves plus a letter are even more exceptional. Three of the late volumes coincided with the publication of their respective public trade editions. BAL 3456. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 61614

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The Writings of Mark Twain, Autograph Edition: Twain, Mark (Samuel

Twain, Mark (Samuel L. [Langhorne] Clemens)

Published by The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn. Full Leather. Book Condition: Very Good+ - Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition, Thus. Complete in 25 volumes. Published from 1899 to 1907, with all but the last five volumes in the first year. Volumes XXIV and XXV were actually published by Harper, though maintaining The American Publishing Company imprint. Limited edition of 512 copies, with 500 being numbered, and 12 lettered copies reserved for the author. This set is letter "B." Volume I is signed "S. L. Clemens / (Mark Twain)," and is also signed at the end of the introductory critical essay by writer Brander Matthews. A Short manuscript letter signed is laid in on Hotel Earlington letterhead addressed to "Bliss" and assumed to be Frank Bliss of The American Publishing Company and the driving force behind the production of this first "Writings." In the letter, Clemens discusses his desire to "present a nice set to Mrs. Clemens brother, Gen. Langhorne." Volume III (A Tramp Abroad, Pt. I), includes an original manuscript leaf in the hand of Clemens and with some corrections, from this title. Volume X (The Gilded Age, Pt. I) is signed in pencil by co-author Chas. [Charles] Dudley Warner, on the limitation page, and includes three original manuscript leaves laid in; two in the hands of Clemens, and one in the hand of Warner. Signed by at least 17 illustrators, including Peter Newell; T. de Thulstrup; Frederick Dielman; E. West Clinedinst; E. H. Garrett; J. G. Brown; Karl Gerhardt; Charles Noel Flagg; E. W. Kemble; F. M. Senior; Frank T. Merrill; Dan Beard; Frank V. DuMond; F. D. Opper; J. Allen St. John; C. D. Weldon; and F. Luis Mora. Original deep burgundy Moroccan leather covers with the first 21 bound and tagged by Haddon & Co. Binders. Although XXII and XXIII are perfectly matched, they do not show the Haddon tag. Volumes XXIV and XXV, are near perfectly matched, though the texture of the leather is slightly pebbled. Raised spine bands divide spines into six compartments. Gilt ruled decoration and lettering, with more elaborate ruling outlining the inside edges of the covers. Top edges are gilded, and others remain un-cut. Most of contents remain un-opened, and that which has been, was done very skillfully. Marbled end leaves. Set title page emblem in each volume designed by Tiffany and Company, and engraved by W. H. W. Bicknel. Lacking plate that is called for adjacent to page 242, "The King," in Volume XVI (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court), though there is no appearance that this was ever bound in. All other plates are collated and present. This set has been expertly and beautifully restored by Jack Papuchyan of Papuchyan Bindery (H & H Book Services) in Glendale, CA. Volumes I, II, IV, VIII, XI, and XIII have been rebacked, though retain original covers. There is a very slight granular effect to these spine covers. Scattered scuffs, rubs, and other light damage to covers have been repaired. All covers are completely original. All volumes are tight, and save for a couple of very light smudges on the front free end leaf of Volume I, the contents remain in Fine condition. Although the numbered sets are seen occasionally on the market, as of May, 2017, there are no lettered editions available, nor are any lettered editions seen in auction records reviewed for the past 100 years. Bookseller Inventory # 034915

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The Writings.: CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.]

CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

Published by Hartford, Conn., American Publishing Company, 1901-07 (1901)

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Item Description: Hartford, Conn., American Publishing Company, 1901-07, 1901. 25 volumes, octavo (204 x 137 mm). Finely bound in contemporary dark blue crushed morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines gilt separated by raised bands, multiple gilt fillets to boards with corner-pieces, dark blue and red morocco doblures with multiple gilt fillets and corner-pieces, red moire silk endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Ex-libris bookplate to top of front blanks with offsetting, a fine set. Eleven volumes with hand-coloured frontispieces and 84 further full-page monochrome illustrations with captioned tissues printed in red. The Riverdale edition, limited to 625 numbered copiesr of which this is number 333. Originally it was published in 22 volumes, volume 23 was added in 1903 and volumes 24 and 25 were added by Harper and Brothers in 1906 and 1907. A particularly lavish set. Bookseller Inventory # 117778

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The Complete Writings.: CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.]

CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

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

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Item Description: New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922, 1922. 37 volumes, octavo. Recent tan morocco, gilt lettered double red and green morocco labels, decoration to spines gilt, single roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. Frontisportrait and illustrations throughout. The definitive edition, signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain", limited to 1024 sets only of which this is 423. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive collected edition and so put his autograph to 1024 single leaves in 1906. These were not recovered until long after his death, when the project could finally be completed. This set includes the extra two volumes of Autobiography. Bookseller Inventory # 107494

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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. Limited Edition. Twenty-five volumes; 5 ¾ in. x 8 ½ in. Volume One: The verso of the f.f.e.p. has the bookplate of William G. Mather (1857-1951), a Cleveland, Ohio-based industrialist and book collector. Bound in at this point is a tab reading "Original Autograph Manuscript Pages from The Gilded Age." There are two manuscript pages: the first in Twain's hand with some corrections and cross-outs; the second in the hand of Charles Dudley Warner, who was Twain's collaborator for "The Gilded Age." The verso of the half-title page in Volume One is the limitation page and states: "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)." This is followed by (1) an engraved portrait of Twain; (2) title-page of the set; (3) the title-page for the work in Volume I ("Innocents Abroad") and (4) an essay entitled "Biographical Criticism" ( at pp. v-xxxiii), which is signed at the end by the author, Brander Matthews. All volumes are illustrated (some are photo-gravures); and some illustrations are signed. Presswork by The University Press, Cambridge. (1899-1907). Volume 10 of the set is the first volume of "The Gilded Age;" it has a limitation page reading the same as that in Volume I and is signed by Charles Dudley Warner (only). Bound in full, dark red-brown morocco leather by Pfister, with its stamp on the end-papers. 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 end-papers; 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. Near Fine. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # m-35

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The Works. The Definitive Edition.: CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.]

CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

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

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Item Description: New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922, 1922. 37 volumes, octavo. Bound in near-contemporary dark blue half morocco, blue cloth sides, titles to spines gilt with gilt raised bands and decorated compartments, gilt rules to boards, top edges gilt, pale blue endpapers. Spines faded to brown, tips a little worn. An excellent set. Frontispieces with captioned tissue guards. Signed limited edition, attractively bound. This is set number 325 out of 1024 copies, signed by Twain on the second blank; together with a statement that the leaves were signed by him in 1906 in anticipation of the present definitive edition, and further signed by Albert Bigelow Paine, the biographer noted for his work on Mark Twain. Bookseller Inventory # 99359

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TWAIN, MARK.) CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.

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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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RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward & Samuel Clemens (as "'Mark Twain")

Published by Greve/Hine & Limestone Press, NP (San Francisco) (1995)

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Item Description: Greve/Hine & Limestone Press, NP (San Francisco), 1995. 3/4 Leather Over Boards. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition 1/50. Elephant Folio. np (32pp), 1 letterpress colophon + title page, full deckled edges, 10 color lithographs. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Sayings from Pudd'nhead Wilson" is Edward Ruscha's oversized, luxe artist's book published in 1995 by Greve/Hine and Limestone Press. It contains ten original color lithographs each featuring a colorful vernacular phrase such as "Is You Feared O' De Haunted House?" and "Jes Listen to Dat" selected by the artist from Mark Twain's 1894 novel "Pudd'nhead Wilson" presented in Ruscha's own folksy lettering against a faux wood-grained background. The 19 x 15" original graphics were supervised by master printer Veda Ozelle at San Francisco's Limestone Press. The book was designed and typeset by Hank Hine, printed by hand-letterpress by Gene Brill, and hand-bound in three quarter black leather-over-maroon-cloth by Peggy Gotthold. Its front cover features a unique stencil-bleached letter "S" designed by the artist. A most handsome Artist's Proof example of the first and only printing (print entries 226-235 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999") of this exquisite, exceedingly uncommon volume whose standard edition was limited to forty copies plus ten various proofs NUMBERED (A.P. II/IV) AND BOLDLY SIGNED "Ed Ruscha 1995" in black ink on the rear colophon, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Signed and Numbered by the Artist with 8 Etchings. Artist's Book. Bookseller Inventory # 024158

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ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy); TWAIN, MARK [Samuel Clemens]; et. al

Published by The Authors Club, New York (1893)

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Item Description: The Authors Club, New York, 1893. Hardcover. First Edition. Thick folio (10" x 13") in publisher's full dark brown morocco leather with ornately blind- and gilt-tooled spines and boards, top edge gilt, uncut. Copy #96 of only 251 copies SIGNED by each of the 109 contributors, all noted American authors of the time, the most prominent being Mark Twain ("The Californian's Tale," the first appearance in print of this story), Theodore Roosevelt ("A Shot at a Bull Elk,"), and Andrew Carnegie ("Genius Illustrated from Burns"). This book was created as a means to raise money for a permanent home for the Author's Club, organized in 1882. Each member contributed an original essay, story, or poem that was intended never to be published elsewhere (Twain's story was included in THE $30,000 BEQUEST in 1906). The book was printed by club member Theodore Low De Vinne on hand-made paper with wood-block engravings and fine typography. It sold for $100, more than $2000 in today's currency. Other contributors include William Dean Howells, Henry Van Dyke, John Hay, Percival Lowell, Charles Warner, F. Hopkinson Smith, Will Carleton, and Frank R. Stockton. BAL 3438. In his bibliography of Mark Twain, Merle Johnson notes that though "there are presumed to be 251 copies of the book; actually, over 30 of these were not bound but were sold as separate articles." Many copies have also been broken up over the years so that the autographs could be sold separately. Most intact copies now reside in institutions. Early bookplate dated 25 April 1894 presenting the book to The Library of the Bar Association of New York by Albert Mathews, Esq. Bar Association Library ink stamp on the title page with an ink number on the copyright page; two other apparently nonrelated small ink stamps on the rear endpaper and pastedown. Rebacked some time ago with nearly all of the original spine laid down and the hinges reinforced with tape. Some rubbing to the binding. Contents clean and in overall Very Good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 018368

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Mark Twain's Works-Author's Edition De Luxe: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

Published by Chatto & Windus (1899)

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus, 1899. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. Chatto & Windus, 1899. Author's Edition De Luxe. 21 out of 23 volumes of which vol. XX and XXIII are missing. All volumes are set #37. Vol. I is signed by S.L. Clemens/Mark Twain. Limited to 620 sets. Actual publication numbers were 250 sets. Each volume numbered on the spine with paper label. Original green cloth binding. Printed on paper watermarked "MARK TWAIN" in Volumes 1 - 23. Volumes 1 - 4 copyrighted in 1899. Volumes 5 - 22 copyrighted in 1900. Volume 23 added in 1903 and offered to buyers of original sets. Volumes 24 and 25 added by Harper and Brothers in 1906 and 1907 and offered to buyers of original sets. Top edges of pages gilt; side and bottom edges deckled or ragged. Tiffany title page in every volume. A very good set with the previous owner's bookplate attached to each front paste-down. Some foxing to all books; front gutter of vol. 1 shows paper cracking but seems to be only in vol. 1. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1510028

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The Complete Writings. [Including The Adventures of: CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne]
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Item Description: New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1929, 1929. 37 volumes, octavo. Recent green half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, light and dark brown morocco labels, marbled sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent set. Frontisportrait and illustrations throughout. The Stormfield edition. Limited to 1024 numbered sets with a card signed by Twain tipped onto the limitation page. "It was Mark Twain's most cherished desire that a definitive and complete edition of his entire literary output be published." The Stormfield is a fine reprint of the Definitive Edition of 1922, and this set is very handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 68661

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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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Writings of Mark Twain, The: TWAIN, Mark; Clemens,

TWAIN, Mark; Clemens, Samuel Longhorne

Published by New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929 (1929)

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Item Description: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929, 1929. The Stormfield EditionTWAIN, Mark. The Writings of Mark Twain. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929.Stormfield Edition. Limited to 1,024 numbered sets. Thirty-seven octavo volumes. Title-pages printed in red and black. Photogravure frontispieces and plates (including portraits) after drawings, paintings, etc. by E.W. Kemble, Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, W.H.W. Bicknell, P. Newell, J.Allen St. John, A.B. Frost, and others.Original dark blue fine-bead cloth, gilt triple-rule border with the gilt stencil signature of Mark Twain on the front cover. Spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine set in the original pale blue dust jackets with printed paper labels on the spine.The Stormfield edition of the Writings of Mark Twain, published in 1929, is identical in every way (with the exception of Twain's signature) to the Definitive Edition which had been published by Gabriel Wells in 1922. Even the limitation of these two sets were the same, both being limited to 1,024 numbered copies. The only difference between the two editions was the addition of an inserted 'signed leaf' in the first volume of the Definitive edition. Twain had signed these leaves in 1906 in anticipation of the edition but died but died twelve years before it's publication in 1922. In fact the full cloth binding on the Stormfield edition is certainly superior to the quarter blue cloth over paper boards of the Definitive edition.The 'Stormfield' edition was named after Mark Twain's final home "The Clemens family was itinerant from 1891 until well after Olivia's death in 1904, trying out a number of houses, none of which they found ultimately congenial. Fully out of debt, Clemens decided toward the end of his life to try and recover the feeling of stability that the Hartford home represented by building another house, this time in Redding, Connecticut, where he had purchased nearly 250 acres of land in 1906. In 1907, he commissioned John Mead Howells, son of William Dean Howells, to design the house, and allowed, or perhaps even encouraged, daughter Clara to participate in planning and overseeing construction. Built on the money he earned on "Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven," he named the house "Stormfield" and lived there until his death in 1910. Clara sold the house many years after her father's death. When the house burned down, it's owners built a near replica, which remains in private hands." (Gregg Camfield. The Oxford Comapnion to Mark Twain, p. 267). Bookseller Inventory # 01682

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Cheloniidae Press. Twain, Mark

Published by Cheloniidae Press, [Easthampton, MA] (1985)

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Item Description: Cheloniidae Press, [Easthampton, MA], 1985. One of 15 State Proof copies, with one extra signed suite of the 15 woodengravings plus the triple-page fold out of the jumping front, plus working proofs of the wood engravings, plus state proofs of etching, plus original drawing, plus regular edition of the book, plus signed copy of original prospectus, signed and numbered by the artist. The regular edition was limited to 250 copies and is bound in green paper wrappers. All editions are printed on Saunders paper in Centaur and Arrighi types at Wild Carrot Letterpress with the assistance of Harold Patrick McGrath and Arthur Larson. The 15 woodengravings printed by Harold Patrick McGrath. Page size: 6 x 8.5 inches. Bound by Daniel Kelm (the design of Alan Robinson) full undyed Oasis with onlays of the frog in repose -- before the jump on the front panel and after the jump on the back panel, with doublures showing the frog in mid-jump. Onlays in green oasis of the frog jumping are on the front and back pastedowns, fine. Housed in linen clamshell box with pull-out portfolio for extra suites and the book. This Cheloniidae edition of the JUMPING FROG is from MARK TWAIN'S SKETCHES, NEW AND OLD (1875). It contains three versions of this notorious and celebrated tale: the original, the version translated into French (inadequately so, according to Twain) and the version "restored to the English after martyrdom in the French" by Twain. The afterword, "The Private Printing of the 'Jumping Frog' Story" by Samuel Clemens, first appeared in the NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW (1894). A lovely copy of this American classic with many extras. This is a classic of American private press books and highly desireable. Bookseller Inventory # 10731

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

Published by Pennyroyal Press, West Hatfield (1985)

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Item Description: Pennyroyal Press, West Hatfield, 1985. leather_bound. Moser, Barry (illustrator). 417 pages. Folio, 33 x 25,5 cm. Limited edition, copy 151 of 350 signed by Barry Moser in initials, with an additional suite of 49 wood engraved plates by Moser in a separate portfolio. Printed in Centaur and Arrighi type on Mohawk Letterpress, as are the engraved additional plates, an archival sheet with hand composition by Chase Twitchell. Foreword by Henry Nash Smith. Printed by Harold McGrath. Prospectus laid-in. The illustrations in the text measure six by nine inches, and printed for the original wood blocks, The plate size of the additional 49 engraved plates, 13 x 10 inches. Spine evenly sunned to brown. Full green morocco by Gray Parrot, gilt cover border fillets frame front cover gilt center motif. Near fine in fine beige basket weave portfolio in matching slightly rubbed slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 21170

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THE WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN - LIMITED: Twain, Mark (

Twain, Mark ( Samuel L. Clemens )

Published by American Publishing Company / R. G. Newbegin imprint on title Page, Hartford, Connecticut / New York (1901)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company / R. G. Newbegin imprint on title Page, Hartford, Connecticut / New York, 1901. Three-Quarter Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited Edition. 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. 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 # 40718

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Excerpts from The Diaries of Adam &: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

Published by Pacific Editions, [San Francisco] (2003)

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Item Description: Pacific Editions, [San Francisco], 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Hobson, Charles (illustrator). Limited Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall Signed by Book Designer Limited edition of 38 copies, this being no. 35. Charles Hobson, book artist extraordinaire, has brought together a perfectly lovely tale of love by Mark Twain, personified with images of a running man and woman based on the human motion studies by Eadweard Muybridge made in 1901. Twain wrote two separate stories, "Extracts for Adam's Diary" and later "Eve's Diary", with much of the sentiment of the two for each other derived from the deep love he and his wife, Livy, shared throughout their lives. The French Door design of the binding of this book enables the reader to compare Adam's and Eve's "diaries" while the two figures race towards each other. ***DESCRIPTION: Made as a limited edition of 38 copies; 13 x 5 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches, 46 pages, signed by Charles Hobson on the colophon page, the pages contained within a traditional book-style binding of paper decorated with red apples and green concentric circles on a black background, black cloth spine with gilt lettering, publisher's matching slipcase covered in grey cloth with a front pastedown of a small piece of decorate paper matching the boards. The diaries have been published here in a French door style of binding with a concertina fold which allow each diary to be read as single, integral work while at the same time allowing passages from each to be easily compared; the concertina also provides a place to print the verses from Genesis that were Twain's source and, on the inside fold, the handwriting of Twain and his wife, Livy. Adam and Eve draw closer to one another and ultimately embrace. This movement toward an embrace has been given a visual counterpoint by use of the running figures based on the photographs of Eadweard Muybridge published in 1901. Each page of the diaries contains a folded and collaged image and a scrap of the handwriting of Mark Twain and Livy from letters they exchanged during a two year period when doctors forbade Twain to see Livy in her sickroom. The final drawings have been made as monotypes with pastel and have been printed as digital pigment prints. The prints have been cut out so that they can be opened across one another to overlap and to form a visual embrace. A separate print made as a composite of the last images in the book has been folded into an accordion and included in a pocket at the back of the book, this print is also signed by Charles Hobson. The digital pigment prints have been printed on an Epson 2200 pigment based digital printer which produces images which are water-fast and resist fading. The concertina and French door structure with cut-out pages and collaged folded sheets has been designed by Charles Hobson and assembled with the assistance of Alice Shaw. John DeMerritt made the board covers and slipcase (N.B., description from Charles Hobson's web site). ***CONDITION: Fine in a like slipcase. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Bookseller Inventory # CNJL502

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INNOCENTS ABROAD. THE FIRST TWO VOLUMES OF: TWAIN, Mark
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Item Description: 1899. TWAIN, Mark [pseud. of Samuel L. Clemens]. THE INNOCENTS ABROAD. THE FIRST TWO VOLUMES OF THE AUTOGRAPH EDITION OF "THE WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN." Hartford: The American Publishing Co., 1899. The "Autograph Edition" is limited to 512 sets numbered and signed by Clemens, "S. L. Clemens (Mark Twan)," on the limitation page in Volume 1. Also, it is signed by Brander Matthews at the end of his introductory essay "Biographical Criticism" in Volume 1. The first two volumes (only) of the 25 volume set, 8vos. bound in publisher's three-quarter leather with marbled boards, t.e.g. Illustrated with etchings and photogravures, one of which ("The Tomb of Adam" in Volume 2) is signed by the illustrator Peter Newell. Ex-library, with the only markings in each volume being a bookplate on the front pastedown and a perforated stamp on the title leaf and in the fore margin of pages 49-50. The bindings are poor and need rebacking or to be rebound. The text pages and illustrations are clean and fresh. As is. Bookseller Inventory # 88931

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Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Published by Private Printing, Boston (1910)

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Item Description: Private Printing, Boston, 1910. Card Covers. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo. A very handsome unrestored first and only edition in book form, privately printed for private distribution only, limited to 195 numbered copies of which this is 111, not dated, assumed to be 1910 (BAL 3514). Title-leaf printed on lightly calendered paper; otherwise printed on laid paper watermarked Enfield S. Co 1887. Rare; "The Great Procession of June 22, 1897, In the Queen's Honor, Reported Both in the Light of History, and As A Spectacle, by Mark Twain." (from the front cover). First published in the New York Journal, June 22-23, 1897. Reprinted in New York American, May 22, 29, 1910. Bookseller Inventory # 12531

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

Published by Limited Editions Club New York 1942 (1942)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club New York 1942, 1942. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. A unique copy in a designer binding. Artistically bound in crushed levant leather with illustrations from the book framed on the front and rear covers. Spine decorated with onlaid leather images of paddle boat, Huck Finn and title. In matching custom slip case. Illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Benton. Book is in fine condition, just minor spots on first couple pages, Slipcase is in fine condition. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # 7576

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade): Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Published by Gale Research Co., Detroit (1983)

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Item Description: Gale Research Co., Detroit, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. 725 pp. 8.5 x 11. Kemble frontispiece from the first U.S. ed. The 696-leaf working manuscript, representing three-fifths of the completed book, reveals the process by which Twain's masterpiece grew through many interruptions during the course of composition (1876 - 1884). The facsimiles are the precise size of the original manuscript and appear one to a page. Limited leather-bound edition with cover delightfully illustrating "life on the Mississippi"; watered blue silk endpapers and gilt edges all around. Covers show slipcase wear as does top of spine on Vol. II. Slipcase sturdy with some age spots. The copy is not numbered as was pulled from the print run as publisher Frederick Gale Ruffner, Jr.'s personal copy, as certified by letter from his estate. In a word, "collectible". Bookseller Inventory # 000756

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Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1897)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1897. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo. A bright first edition/first printing copy in Fine condition in the original red cloth with limited rubbing along cover and spine, uncut pages, top edges gilt, error "ciper" for "cipher" on p. 187, line 16, 2 pages of advertisement in back [BAL 3449]. Scarce in this condition; Mark Twain's series of essays describing his own writing style, attacking the idiocy of a fellow author, defending the virtue of a dead woman, and trying to protect ordinary citizens from insults by railroad conductors. Bookseller Inventory # 13547

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Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1897)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1897. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo. A bright first edition/first printing in Very Near Fine condition in the original red cloth with limited rubbing along cover and edges, light pencil markings on front free end-papers, uncut pages, top edges gilt, error "ciper" for "cipher" on p. 187, line 16, 2 pages of advertisement in back [BAL 3449]. Scarce in this condition; Mark Twain's series of essays describing his own writing style, attacking the idiocy of a fellow author, defending the virtue of a dead woman, and trying to protect ordinary citizens from insults by railroad conductors. Bookseller Inventory # 12825

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TWAIN, Mark [CLEMENS, Samuel]

Published by Limited Editions Club, Cambridge (1939)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, Cambridge, 1939. Hardcover. Thomas Hart Benton (illustrator). Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") bound in full blue denim with a paper spine label. Edited with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Designed by C. P. Rollins. Illustrated with 70 drawings by Thomas Hart Benton. Copy #142 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Laid in is a canceled First Day Cover issued for members of the Limited Editions Club as well as an offprint printed on one side only of a Saturday Review 20 January 1940 review of this publication, likely also issued by the Club. Spine just a touch sunned, much less than usual for this title. Fine in a Very Good slipcase with splits along the edges. Bookseller Inventory # 018351

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MARK TWAIN'S WORKS ~ STORMFIELD EDITION OF: Mark Twain [Samuel

Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens], Albert Bigelow Paine (biography)

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York and London (1929)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York and London, 1929. Hardcover. Book Condition: Mark Twain RGR. Limited edition. Each volume 6 X 9 inches high. Limited to 1024, of which 1000 are for sale, this set being number 163. Publishers blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt ruled border on cover and gilt facsimile signature, top edge of text block gilt. Condition of the books is Very Good; generally the books are clean and bright, pages are clean, bindings are tight, pages in some volumes are uncut, with the following noted exceptions: 6 volumes have slightly faded spines, and the gilt lettering is somewhat dull on these spines, front hinge of volume 33 is cracked, but holding, cloth on the fore edge of the rear cover of volume 10 is abraded, small cut in cloth at front edge of spine on Vol. 16, a few volumes have light spots on spines, this set belonged to Bigelow Paine Cushman who was Albert Bigelow Paine's grandson. Cushman has left small marginal notes and some underlining, all in pencil, in 7 of the volumes; volumes 5 & 6 (The Gilded Age), volume 26 (What is Man? And Other Essays) only in one essay "The Turning Point in My Life", volumes 30 & 31 of Albert Bigelow Paine's four volume biography, and volumes 36 & 37 (Mark Twain's autobiography). Bookseller Inventory # 33252

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TWAIN, Mark (CLEMENS, Samuel)] HOFFMAN, Heinrich

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1935)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1935. Hardcover. Fritz Kredel (illustrator). First Edition. Large quarto (9-1/4" x 12-1/2") bound in gilt-stamped red half morocco leather with color cloth sides with a lithographed design by LeRoy H. Appleton. Illustrated with water-colors by Fritz Kredel adapted from the original illustrations by Dr. Hoffman and hand-colored in the studio of Fred Fulton. Issued unsigned. BAL 3555. The First English translation of this German children's classic by Mark Twain with a foreword by his daughter Clara Clemens and an introduction by Philip Hofer. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where the printed number "789" is struck through and the initials "G.M." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, and most likely the publisher George Macy's very own copy.Quite likely the inspiration for the movie character Edward Scissorhands. Fine in a Very Good chemise worn at the heel and a Very Good slipcase with some sunning. Bookseller Inventory # 017043

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TWAIN, Mark [CLEMENS, Samuel]

Published by Limited Editions Club, Cambridge (1939)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, Cambridge, 1939. Hardcover. Thomas Hart Benton (illustrator). Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") bound in full blue denim with a paper spine label. Edited with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Designed by C. P. Rollins. Illustrated with 70 drawings by Thomas Hart Benton. Copy #440 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Spine lightly sunned, as often the case. Near Fine in a Good slipcase missing the bottom edge. Bookseller Inventory # 017542

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