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The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other: CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.]

CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

Published by London: Chatto and Windus, 1900 (1900)

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Item Description: London: Chatto and Windus, 1900, 1900. Octavo. Original orange cloth boards, gilt titles to spine, front board pictorially stamped in yellow and black, adverts at rear. Housed in a cloth chemise and morocco backed folding case. Bookplates of collector John C. Gerber, and armorial bookplate of Clifton Waller Barrett. Library stamp and deaccession ticket to endpapers. Spine tanned and worn, with two perforations to cloth, sides somewhat dust-soiled with rubbing to the extremities, front free endpaper and frontispiece both loosening. Nonetheless a good copy, internally clean, sound and unsophisticated. First UK edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Miss Mildred Williamson with the Compliments of Mark Twain Oct. 5 [19]00". This UK edition is enlarged with two new pieces - "Christian Science and the Book of Mrs Eddy" and "Diplomatic Pay and Clothes" – omitted from the American edition. Twain at the time of this inscription was the guest of newspaper proprietor Hugh Gilzean-Reid at Dollis Hill House in North London. BAL 3460; Johnson, Twain, p. 70. Bookseller Inventory # 17752

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1st UK: Clemens, Samuel Langhorne,

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, Mark Twain

Published by Chatto & Windus (1876)

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus, 1876. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. First edition, Front blank with 1p adverts to verso, Half title. Front free end paper sympathetically replaced with matching aged paper, original publisher's pictorial cloth, spine dulled, spine tips very neatly strengthened. Internally clean and bright. No ownership markings. Very Good.Published first in the UK to secure a British copyright, this edition precedes the American by around 6 months.A rare book, especially in this condition. Bookseller Inventory # 106004

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The Works. [Including The Adventures of Tom: CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne]
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Item Description: New York: Harper and Brothers, 1911, 1911. 25 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, raised bands to spines, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine set. Frontispiece to each volume, occasional illustrations. The Author's national edition. The complete collected works of Twain very handsomely bound in full burgundy morocco. Bookseller Inventory # 111591

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Item Description: No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. 4" x 5 5/8". Very good (old center fold; mounting traces on the verso). In full: "Work & Play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions, Truly yours, Mark Twain, June 30, 1903.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 609024

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Manuscript copy]: Twain, Mark [Huck

Twain, Mark [Huck Finn Manuscript copy]

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Item Description: N.p. Soft Cover. [Chapters 1-21, Hartford & Elmira, 1876-1880]. New York, 1992. A direct copy made from the original autograph manuscript, by Sotheby's, in case the manuscript should be lost again. Quarto, 666 leaves (xerograph on laid paper, watermarked "Strathmore Alexandra Brilliant 100% cotton fiber USA" on the Sotheby's letterhead). Three volumes, clasp bound. The final half of the Huckleberry Finn MS was owned by the Buffalo Public Library. The consensus was that the first half was lost forever. But on Labor Day, 1990, the first half of the MS of the great American novel was found in an attic in Southern California. It was sent to Sotheby's for sale (the hammer price would have been in the millions). The curator of the Buffalo Public Library, William H. Loos, showed proof that Twain had gifted the entire MS to that library. An agreement was reached and the Buffalo Public Library, at last, owned the complete MS of Huckleberry Finn. Sotheby's was allowed to make two copies of the lost MS. One copy will be Held by Sotheby's. The present copy is the only copy of this important manuscript in private hands. This rare hard copy of Twain's MS, includes many corrections, by the author, which are yet unpublished. For example, page 29 shows some unsavory words which were eliminated from the novel. Also, a previously unknown episode, regarding some ghosts and a dead man, was expurgated before publication. But that story was published in the June 26/July 3, 1995 issue of The New Yorker magazine. [Together with]: A typed letter signed, from Jay Dillon (formerly of Sotheby's) and attesting that this is the only available copy of the above manuscript. Provenance: Jay Dillard, 1992-2002; Robert Slotta of Hilliard, Ohio, 2002-2009; Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc., 2009-. Bookseller Inventory # 3178

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Twain, Mark (Clemens)

Twain, Mark (Clemens)

Published by American Publishing Company (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. A beautiful copy. This attractive second issue book has an important point of 1875 printed on the copyright page, and 1876 on the title page. Later editions have a later year such as 1879. The binding is exceptionally nice, with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-637686047

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Twain, Mark (Samuel

Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by Webster (1885)

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Item Description: Webster, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is TRUE FIRST EDITION bound in the original green cloth. The book has the important First Issue point with the table visible underneath the bust of Twain. Later issues do not show the table. The book is in nice condition with some wear to the spine and panels. The pages are clean with light wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, an attractive copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8708319272

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Autograph Letter, Signed: Clemens, Samuel L.

Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain)

Published by N.p., (Hartford) (1889)

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Item Description: N.p., (Hartford), 1889. (3)pp., rectos only. Dated July 15, 1889, from Clemens to his daughter, Clara, signed "Papa," about a train disaster in Virginia. An update about the wreck arrived in a letter while Clemens was dining with his friend, Charles Dudley Warner, a fellow American writer. Clemens's vivid description of the event brings alive the immediacy of the disaster. He writes, ". that late accident still grows & grows. There had been a washout; several hundred feet of the road were gone; two hours after midnight that sleeping-car train dashed in to that vacant space in a pouring rain, & mingled its wreckage with the chaos of rocks, weeds, rails & freshet-rubbish contributed by the washout; the crushed passengers woke up & wailed out in that rainy thick darkness; then the cheerful car-stove came to their help; & gave them light, & burnt them up." He goes on to describe how a young girl (Miss Patty Carrington) was killed in the fire, and how the girl's adoptive mother, Mrs. Judge Thompson, who survived the crash, lost all of her clothing and baggage containing two centuries-worth of family heirlooms as well. The accident to which he refers happened on July 2, 1889, on the Norfolk & Western Railroad line near Thaxton, VA. It was the most serious accident in the railroad's history: seventeen people were killed and many more were injured. Clemens closes the letter on a lighter note, describing a piece by Beethoven performed by his neice: "the one where, all along & all along, half a dozen of the bass notes keep rolling back down stairs a little way - only to the first landing; & get up again & roll down again & are the darling of the piece & the charm of it." He signs the letter, "Goodbye dear heart - write me again. Papa. P.S. I don't mean this letter as an answer to your letter, it is merely a response." With the original envelope addressed to Clara in Elmira, NY, where Clemens and his family kept a summer home. A dramatic and historical letter that captures Clemens's instinct for storytelling. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 24731

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: TWAIN, Mark

TWAIN, Mark

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

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Item Description: New York Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" In the Publisher’s Half Morocco TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Scene: the Mississippi Valley. Time: forty to fifty years ago. With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First American edition, first issue, with the following points: the title-page is probably a cancel, with the verso dated 1884 (BAL second state, with the first state only noted in publisher’s prospectuses and advanced sheets); page 13 incorrectly lists the illustration "Him and Another Man" as on "p. 88" instead of "p. 87" (BAL first state); page 57 reads "with the was" instead of "with the saw" (BAL first state); page 155 is lacking the final "5" in its pagination (BAL probable first state); and page 283 is a cancel, with the illustration "Who Could it Be?"in its redone form (BAL third state, the earliest known to appear in cloth-bound copies of the book). Octavo. 366 pp. With inserted frontispiece portrait (BAL second state) and text illustrations. Publisher’s half brown morocco ruled in gilt over marbled boards, spine lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. Marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Minor wear to boards, front cover with one small scratch and a bit of scratching to rear cover. Overall, a very good copy. HBS 67153. $7,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67153

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,: Twain, Mark (Samuel

Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

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

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Item Description: C. H. Webb Publisher, New York, 1867. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with all the First Issue points present in the book including 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 world "this" is unbroken on page 198, and the ad is present before the title page. The ORIGINAL brown endpapers are present. A beautiful copy bound in 3/4 leather with gold trim. The binding is tight with slight wear to the boards. The pages are clean with some soiling but NO writing or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14973518641

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

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

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the majority of the First Issue points. A superb copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16396670512

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Twain, Mark

Published by Charles L. Webster and Company, NY (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster and Company, NY, 1885. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by E. W. Kemble (illustrator). First Printing. Publisher's full green cloth, reverse lettering on gilt panel and additional gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration and lettering on cover, black embossed decoration on spine and embossed black lettering and decoration on cover. Illustrated with 174 B&W drawings by E. W. Kemble and tissue-protected photographic frontispiece of bust of the author. First issue, with the following points: (1) Copyright date 1884 (leaf bound in - McBride State C); (2) On page 13 the illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being at page 88, when in fact it appears on page 87 (McBride State A); (3) The typographical error "with the was," instead of "with the saw," appears on page 57 (McBride State A); (4) The final "5" on Page No. 155 is added in a different font (McBride State C); (5) There is no signature mark "11" on page 161 (McBride State A); (6) On page 283 the fly on Silas' pants is straight (leaf tipped in - McBride State C); (7) In the portrait frontispiece, the cloth under the bust is visible, the imprint is "Heliotype," and the statement "Karl Gerhardt, Sc." has not been added to the finished edge of the shoulder (McBride State A); (8) On page 143 the "l" in "Col." is missing at line 1 and the "b" in body is broken at Line 7 (McBride State A); in addition, (9) On page 9, the word "decided" appears instead of the correct "decides"; (10) On page 58 the "d" in "touched" is broken at line 29; (11) On page 59, the "t" in "let" is missing at line 10; and (12) Also on page 59, the "d" in "would" is broken at line 11. [McBride, 93][ BAL 3415][Grolier American 100: 87]. . This copy has been expertly rebacked with the original spine and covers laid down. The volume is housed in an extremely fine custom-made clam-shell box. An excellent example of the first appearance of this classic work. VERY GOOD. . B&W Drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 366 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 19345

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Twain, Mark (Samuel

Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by Charles L. Webster and Company (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the following early points "page 13 the illustration "Him and Another Man" is incorrectly listed at page 88" "page 57 reads ".with the was." rather than the intended ". with the saw" "page 9 the heading for Chapter VI reads "Huck Decided," rather than the "Huck Decides" to which it was later corrected. Other key issue points included in their earliest state are: the inserted plate with the illustration of the bust of Twain is credited to the "Heliotype Printing Co.;" with cloth visible; on page 143 the "l" in "Col." is missing; on page 161 the signature mark "11" is missing. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth with minor wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with light wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1075197807

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Twain, Mark (Samuel

Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

Published by Chatto & Windus, London (1876)

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus, London, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition, First Printing with 1876 date printed on the title page. A beautiful copy bound in brown leather with raised bands and gold lettering. 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 wonderful copy in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16836288891

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Twain, Mark ( Clemens, Samuel L.)

Published by The American Publishing Company, Hartford (1876)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. Three-Quarter Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. First edition of the classic novel by Mark Twain ( Samuel L. Clemens), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Bound in 20th Century leather over marble boards, both endpapers replaced. Appears to be also first printing as referenced by several other booksellers. Bookplate of Marion Eldridge on the front pastedown. Gift inscription to half-title, to Johanna with Love, Auntie Lynn, Christmas, date 1928. Marks to corners of some pages, some fingerprints to contents, some corners folded. No underlining. Papers brittle and browned with some occasional spotting. Some short closed tears to margins, none affecting text. Binding a little less than square, and a little bit weak but this is by no means a copy for rebinding, this binding will last for many years still. Please enquire if you wish to view photographs or scans. Thank you for considering our books, we look forward to hearing from you. Please confirm postage costs and availability prior to ordering. Postage may be increased. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Private Press. Bookseller Inventory # 000002

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Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York and London (1903)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York and London, 1903. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated by F. Strothman (illustrator). First Edition; First Printing. 8vo. A just about Fine first edition in the original red decorated cloth, gently rubbed and little fading to spine. In the elusive, nearly Fine dust-jacket with only a minor chip to the bottom of the spine. In custom made 1/3 leather cloth double slipcase. Hard to imagine a nicer copy can be found; The Jumping Frog in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil. First separate publication, save for a note at pp 64 - reprinted from its first appearance in Sketches, 1875. BAL 3477; [4], 66, [2] pages. Bookseller Inventory # 29144

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County: Twain, Mark; Samuel

Twain, Mark; Samuel L. Clemens

Published by C. H. Webb Publisher (1867)

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Item Description: C. H. Webb Publisher, 1867. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition.. 12mo 6.75 - 7.75'' tall. 1st Printing. 1st Issue. Plum cloth, beveled boards, gold frog at lower left. Moderate general wear. Has had no repairs or restoration. Board cloth blotchy where rubbed, small chips missing from spine ends and spine/board border. Light foxing throughout, heavier foxing at front and rear blank pages. Page ends have surface soil. Hinges good, textblock firm, no loosened signatures. BAL 3310. One of only 1000 copies printed. Complete with the publisher's yellow advertisement leaf facing the title page, undamaged type on pages 21, 66, and 198. 193 pages. Mark Twain's sought after first book, it collects 27 stories that were previously published in magazines and newspapers. A scarce first book by one of America's most beloved authors. Bookseller Inventory # 90477

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TWAIN, Mark.

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Item Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo. 2 pages (two separate leaves, on laid paper watermarked "Keyston Linen"; traces of mounting on versos). Enclosed in a 1/2 brown morocco slipcase and folding chemise. To William Dean Howells: "G. Grist' is George Iles. It is a good squib, but I don't know whether it is suitable or not. You will know. I suppose you pigeon-hole a thing sometimes against the final day of publication - a day most unlikely in our lifetime, I do assure you. Come to think, I am in an odd position for a valuable author. If I should write a book, I couldn't publish it in under ten years, It ever." Clemems then goes on to report that he had seen Mrs. Howells and Howells' daughter and almost accompanied them down to Boston for a visit. At this point in his career, Clemens had immersed himself in business matters (most notably the ill-fated backing of the Paige typsetter) to the exclusion of most literary activities. One relative minor endeavor was his assistance in the completion of the much-delayed anthology "Mark Twain's Library Humor," anonymously edited by Howells and published by Webster in 1888. It is to this work which he no doubt alludes with his suggestion for the inclusion of Iles' sketch. An apparently unpublished letter, unrecorded in the Union Catalogue of Mark Twain Letters. Howells (1837-1920), American novelist, editor, critic, poet, and long-time friend of Mark Twain. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 601291

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Twain, Mark (Samuel

Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

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

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with 5 of the 6 important First Issue points. A wonderful copy bound in the publisher's original green cloth that has been professionally restored on the spine and reinforced in the gutters. The binding is tight and the gold lettering on the spine is present. The pages are clean with minor discoloration and slight wear to the edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17844133872

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TWAIN, Mark [CLEMENS, Samuel]

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

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster & Company, New York, 1885. Hardcover. First Edition. Original decorated green cloth. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415: With first issue points of pages 13, 57, and 143; second issue of title page, frontispiece, and page 155; and fourth issue of page 283. Also with McBride's first issue point on page 143. Recent Twain scholarship convincingly establishes three changes from the printing plates of the first printing of 30,000 copies and later printings: 1) an erroneous page reference "88" on page 13 later changed to "87" (BAL's point 2); 2) the misprint "with the was" on page 57 later corrected to "with the saw" (BAL's point 3); and 3) the misprint "Decided" on page 9 later changed to "Decides" (not noted by BAL). This copy has all three first printing points. Nineteenth century pink paper bookplate on the front pastedown with the word "Wing" and the number "1783." Hinges fine; some rubbing to gilt on the spine and a little to the cloth, mostly to the rear cover. Contents lightly foxed. Light wear to spine tips and corners. Very Good or better. Bookseller Inventory # 003993

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (earliest Issue, with: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

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

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster, New York, 1885. Hard Cover. First American Edition. Earliest issue possible, in publisher's 3/4 morocco, of Huck Finn, with the following issue points: (1). Illustration captioned "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88. (2). Page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the was." (3). There is no signature mark on page 161. (4). The title leaf is conjugate (uncancelled), with the copyright notice dated 1884. (5). Page 155, with the final 5 absent. (6). Page 143 with "l" missing from "Col." at top of illustration, and "b" in "body" in line 7 is broken. (7). Page 283 is conjugate (uncancelled) and has the curved fly on Uncle Silas' trousers, which is known only in prospectuses and a few leather bound copies, according to BAL 3415. (8). With "Huck Decided" on page 9. Quite a handsome copy, almost imperceptibly rebacked in the style of the original; marbled end papers, and marbled edges; internally, quite clean and bright. Neat owner name on FEP. Bookseller Inventory # 7660

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Twain, Mark; Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Published by American Publishing Company, Hartford (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. First edition, first printing, first state (with "THE" on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type), peach endpapers, printed on wove paper, with preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper. BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. Octavo, bound in full blue morocco, titles to the spine in gilt, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The first novel Mark Twain wrote without a co-author, Tom Sawyer is also his most clearly autobiographical novel 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). Bookseller Inventory # 4341

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Mark Twain

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

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster, New York, 1885, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A Very Good copy of this mixed state of the First Edition in the original sheep boards recased with a new spine. A nice firm copy with small smudge on top of page 110. Some First Edition points include Pg. 57 "With the was". Chapter 6 Contents reads "Decided". Lists phantom illustration "Him and Another Man" Pg. 88.Lacks l in Col. and Broken "b" lines 6-7 pg. 143. Bookseller Inventory # 127181

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

Published by The American Publishing Co. (1876)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Co., 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First US edition, first printing. Rare publisher's library sheepskin with original black morocco gilt spine label. Original peach endpapers. An excellent copy. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1610317

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Twain, Mark

Published by Charles L. Webster And Co., New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster And Co., New York, 1885. Red Morocco. Book Condition: Very Good. E. W. Kemble (illustrator). First American Edition. {Grolier 100 AMERICAN, 87; FAMOUS AMERICAN BOOKS, 23; See also 2012 exhibition at the Library of Congress: "Books That Shaped America"]. The earliest prospectus offered the book in green cloth or Library sheep [BAL 3415]. Points: a) green cloth variant; b) title-leaf is tipped-in with copyright notice dated 1884 (state 2 - only 1 copy known with 1885); c) "Him and another Man" listed at p.88 (state 1); d) p.57, "with the was" (state 1); e) page number 155 has a final 5 in a larger font; f) p.161, signature mark '11' absent [not a true point -ed.]; g) p.283: re-engraved plate with vertical line in Phelps's trousers, is on a stub (state C); h) inserted portrait frontispiece is by Heliotype, with scarf visible (state 1); j) p. 143: lacks the 'l' in Col. Grangerford and with broken 'b' in no-body, lines 6-7; j) p.9 "decided" (state 1). {This copy matches copies 2, 4, & 14 of the fifteen copies McBride describes in his bibliography of Mark Twain's own copies at his Hartford home. [BAACACAA]. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 006930

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TWAIN, Mark.

Published by Hartford, Conn., The American Publishing Company, 1875. (1875)

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Item Description: Hartford, Conn., The American Publishing Company, 1875., 1875. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first issue. Large 8vo. Illustrated by F. W. Williams. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt and black (spine ends a trifle rubbed, corners with minor wear). A tight clean copy. No signatures or bookplates. Zane Grey's copy with his estate blindstamp on the front free endpaper. Enclosed in a 1/2 blue morocco slipcase (spine faded to tan). BAL 3364 - with From Hospital Days and errata slip on p. 299 and footnote repeated on page 120. Bookseller Inventory # 226377

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Salesman's Prospectus/dummy: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

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

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster, New York, 1885. Cloth. Salesman's Dummy. A salesman's prospectus/dummy for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Original green cloth, half-title with Kemble illustration on verso, portrait bust heliotype after Gephardt, title page, notice, explanatory, contents, list of illustrations and 39 leaves of text, with numerous illustrations after Kemble, 2 page advertisment for the present title, and subscriber's blanks at rear. Publisher's green cloth, covers stamped in gilt and black, spine design stamped on rear cover; peach endpapers. A rare example of the salesman's dummy for Twain's greatest work - only 2 copies are in the auction record. The title page and page 283 are integral; in the list of illustrations the one captioned "Him and another Man" is incorrectly listed on page 88 (first state). Older repair at spine ends, tips worn through. The two samples of spines of alternate leather bindings are absent from front pastedown. The text is very good. Bookseller Inventory # 7592

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Twain, Mark

Published by Charles Webster (1885)

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Item Description: Charles Webster, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. There are several printing variations or "states" of this first edition, and this is the last corrected state of the first edition with the points corrected. This book measures 8 3/4" x 6 3/4" with 366 pages. It is in nice condition with some wear to the binding, and edges. The binding is tight, and the boards are clean with light rubbing. The pages are exceptionally clean for this title. This book has all "one hundred and seventy-four illustrations" by E. W. Kemble as required for the first edition, and the frontispiece tissue guard is present. There is no writing, foxing, or bookplates in the book. Overall, an attractive copy of this scarce first edition that has held up well over the years. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-710697705

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer: TWAIN, Mark

TWAIN, Mark

Published by Hartford The American Publishing Company (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford The American Publishing Company, 1876. "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" In Publisher's Scarce Half Morocco TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876. First American edition, second printing, issue A. [i-xii] (with [ix], [x], and [xii] mispaged xii, xii, and xvi), [17], 18-274[-276], [4] ads. On laid paper. Illustrated. Bound in publisher’s quarter brown morocco over brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine. All edges gilt. Previous owner's neat small stamp on front pastedown and contemporary signature dated 1877 on front free endpaper. Front hinge starting, , extremities rubbed. Overall, a very good copy of this scarce edition. Only 200 were published in half morocco. BAL 3369. HBS 67150. $6,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67150

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Twain, Mark.

Published by Charles L. Webster: NY (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster: NY, 1885. "With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations," 8.5 x 6.5, finely rebound in full gilt-ruled brown morocco, aeg, SIGNED BINDING BY BAYNTUN- RIVIERE, 366 pp, covers with just minor shelf wear, hinges a little loose, pp tone with a little finger soil to margins else a very nice copy. FIRST ED, EARLY STATE with Huck Finn frontis bound in, "decided" on p9, Twain's portrait with "Heliotype" and scarf visible, "with the was" on 57, "Him and another man" listed with p88, "Co" and broken "b" on p 143 and p 155 with "15_." Beautifully bound copy. Bookseller Inventory # 99-1224

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