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TWAIN, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens).

Published by Chronicle Books,, San Francisco: (1987)

ISBN 10: 0877014426 ISBN 13: 9780877014423

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About this Item: Chronicle Books,, San Francisco:, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Illustrated with wood engravings by Alan James Robinson. First printing thus. SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. From a smoker's library - light tobacco odor, else fine in a fine dust jacket.; Signed by Illustrator. Seller Inventory # 64820

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Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain).

Published by N.Y.: The Limited editions Club, 1949. (1949)

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About this Item: N.Y.: The Limited editions Club, 1949., 1949. #223 of a limited edition of 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator. Intro. by Carl Van Doren, illus. by Honore Guilbeau. 4to; 275 pp. Bound in gold colored foil with cloth spine, slight rubbing to foil, still a near fine copy, internally fine. Slipcase is also covered in the same foil and while it doesn't show mauch wear it does has a lot of markings. I think that while the case was not waterstained it may have been in damp condition and the slipcase shows the effect. It looks like it may have been stuck to books on both sides which pulled off small patches of foil. Case is only good with also a faded spine. Seller Inventory # 02741B

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LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB -- CLEMENS, Samuel L. ("Mark Twain")

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1970)

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About this Item: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1970. Quarto. Illustrated by Joseph Low. Original red cloth; original glassine; publisher's board slipcase. Selected and introduced by Edward Wagenknecht. Some discoloration to slipcase, a few chips to glassine, otherwise fine Limited edition, number 605 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator. Seller Inventory # 400495

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LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB -- CLEMENS, Samuel L. ("Mark Twain")

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1972)

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About this Item: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1972. Thick quarto. Illustrated by Noel Sickles. Original cloth-backed boards; original glassine; publisher's board slipcase. Slight wear at top of glassine spine, otherwise fresh and clean Limited edition, number 605 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator. Seller Inventory # 400391

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TWAIN, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens).

Published by Limited Editions Club,, NY: (1970)

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About this Item: Limited Editions Club,, NY:, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by Joseph Low (illustrator). Selected and introduced by Edward Wagenknecht. This copy is number 311 of a limited edition of 1,500 copies. SIGNED by the illustrator. A bit of fading to the cloth at the crown of the spine, else near fine in a very good (moderate shelf wear and aging) slipcase. Seller Inventory # 53568

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A Curtain Lecture Concerning Skating and Mrs.: Twain, Mark (Samuel

Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens); Illustrated by Eminent Artists; Edited by Donald M. Kunde; Printed by Ralph Baldwin

Published by Privately Published (1967)

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About this Item: Privately Published, 1967. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited First Edition. Pale cloth hardcover with brown title label on front board; 37 pages; new plastic protective jacket. No. 86 of a limited edition printing of 265 numbered copies, of which 215 are for sale. Signed on limited edition page by editor, Donald M. Kunde. Fine condition. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Signed by Editor. Book. Seller Inventory # 065743

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About this Item: Privately Printed, Denver, 1986. Cloth. Condition: Fine. 2nd Edition, Thus, Limited. 34 pages. This copy is letter "O" of 26 lettered copies hard-bound in cloth and it is SIGNED by Donald M. Kunde, original publisher (private) of this wonderful text. Second edition expanded with added material. Illustrated. Fine. (060) Signed. Seller Inventory # 004604

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Mark; Samuel L. Clemens Twain

Published by Limited Editions Club December 1948 (1948)

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About this Item: Limited Editions Club December 1948, 1948. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible - Very Good. No Jacket. Numbered. This is #1,221 of 1,500 copies of this Limited Editions Club edition. Book is clean and tight. Has the monthly newsletter laid in. Slip case is in good condition. We put tracking on every shipment. Signed By Illustrator. Seller Inventory # 45432

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Postcard handwritten and intitialed by Samuel Langhorne: Twain, Mark; Samuel

Twain, Mark; Samuel L. Clemens

Published by Not published, London (1900)

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About this Item: Not published, London, 1900. Unbound. Condition: Very good condition. First Edition. Postcard measures 4.5" x 3.5", postmarked Kilburn July 19 1900. Addressed in Twain's hand "For Mr. Mac Allister 20 Hanover Square." Written by Twain on reverse is "July 18. I am a deal better, + expecting to be at 56 on Saturday [initialed] S.L.C." Sent to Twain's English publisher and neighbor, MacAlister. American literature. Slightly to moderately browned, with a few spots of staining including old adhesive residue near edges. Signed by Author(s). Book. Seller Inventory # a3143bas

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

Published by Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA (1985)

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About this Item: Cheloniidae Press, Easthampton, MA, 1985. Original boards. 1st. First Edition Thus, Deluxe Edition #28 of 50 copies, printed on the Saunders paper and bound by Gray Parrot bindery. 8vo. [38]pp + 4pp prospectus. An Afterword by Samuel Clemens. Complete suite of wood engravings by Alan James Robinson, each SIGNED and numbered. Also SIGNED by Robinson in the colophon. Includes a portrait etching by Robinson of Twain that did not accompany the regular edition. Quarter green leather over gray wood-pattern boards, silver lettering to spine, housed in a publisher's gray cloth box with wood-pattern spine, the suite of prints is contained in a matching cloth chemise and placed in a quarter lether tray-case. A fine set with the publisher's prospectus laid in. "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."- Kurutz, Sloan Zamorano 80:17. The Cheloniidae edition of the Jumping Frog is from "Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old," as it was first published in complete form in 1875 by the American Publishing Co. Contains three versions of this notorious and celebrated tale, the original (1865), translated into the French, and then "restored to the English after martyrdom in the French.". Seller Inventory # 13151

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TWAIN, Mark (CLEMENS, Samuel L.)

Published by American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn. (1879)

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About this Item: American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn., 1879. Illustrated. 8vo, publisher's brown gilt- and blind-stamped cloth, with sample gilt cloth spine and a 2" square or red-brown morocco laid down on front pastedown; and sample sheep spine laid down on rear pastedown. Salesman's dummy. First state of frontispiece; 1879 date on title page. Extremities of spine and corners a little frayed; very attractive. Laid in is a publisher's flyer for this title printed on pink paper, with detailed "Confidential terms to agents" on verso. 15 subscribers have signed at rear, from Weedsport and Oakland, New York. Seller Inventory # 49499

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Mark Twain Autographed Letter Signed.: Clemens, Samuel L.

Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain)

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About this Item: Mark Twain Autographed letter signed. It reads, "Ampersand" [Harrietstown, NY] , 27 August [1901] My dear Mr. West I thank you very sincerely. But reflect: if you & the 1207 others who wrote me, had said the same things in their local press, (no signature required) think of the hundreds & thousands of converts that vast wave of mere honest simple confession[s] of faith would have made! And how it would have upheld my hands--& what authority it would have given to my mouth! Whereas I got only kicks & never had a friend--apparently. I was sure I had friends somewhere; & if I had had the wit to suggest the above course I believe they would have been prompt to show up & stand by me. It was my own fault that in my hands the cause didn't fare better. Sincerely yours SL Clemens." Double matted and framed opposite a photograph of Twain. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 18 inches. In the summer of 1901, Twain rented a cottage on Lake Saranac in Harrietstown, NY, where he vacationed with his wife and daughters. During his stay, Twain wrote a novella, A Double-Barrelled Detective Story, published in 1902, and an essay, "The United States of Lyncherdom," which was not published until after his death and which captures his reaction to an article about a Lynching that had taken place in Missouri that summer, on August 19. Seller Inventory # 72002

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The Writings of Mark Twain. (Including The: Twain, Mark (Samuel

About this Item: Gabriel Wells, New York, 1922. The Definitive edition, this being number 482 of 1024 numbered sets, with volume one signed by Mark Twain and Albert Bigelow Paine. Octavo, original cloth, 35 volumes. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive edition and therefore signed 1024 single leaves in 1906 in anticipation of this edition. In very good condition with the labels in facsimile to the spine. "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). Seller Inventory # 3697

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TWAIN, Mark. [CLEMENS, Samuel L.]

Published by Gabriel Wells, New York (1922)

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About this Item: Gabriel Wells, New York, 1922. 37 vols. Illustrated. 8vo, original cloth-backed boards with printed paper labels on spines. First edition; No. 138 of 1024 sets, the first volume signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain [paraph]". BAL 3691. Very slight use at extremities; spine labels very slightly sunned; all volumes tight and sound. The fly-leaf was signed by Mark Twain in 1906 in anticipation of the publication of this edition. Seller Inventory # 54155

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Mark Twain) Clemens, Samuel L

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

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About this Item: Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. First edition of Mark Twain's masterpiece. Octavo, original publisher's decorated green cloth gilt to the spine and front panel. A near fine example with just a touch of rubbing. Laid in is an original pen and ink drawing by E.W. Kemble laid in, titled in pencil in another hand, "The Pirate Chief carries off Sweet Marie," pin-holes, light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. With "88" on p 13 and "with the was" on p 57. As to issue points resulting from damaged plates (e.g. the dropped "5" on p 155, present here), Kevin MacDonnell concludes, "they are of no significance in determining the sequence of the printing of the sheets. All of these occur at random in relation to each other within copies of the first printing, a strong indicator of the use of multiple plates, and possibly mixed sheets within the collating process" ("Huck Finn among the Issue-Mongers," Firsts, Vol 8, No 9, Sept 1998, pp 28-35). A very sharp example of this literary highspot. Twain initially conceived of the work as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that would follow Huckleberry Finn through adulthood. Beginning with a few pages he had removed from the earlier novel, Twain began work on a manuscript he originally titled Huckleberry Finn's Autobiography. Twain worked on the manuscript off and on for the next several years, ultimately abandoning his original plan of following Huck's development into adulthood. He appeared to have lost interest in the manuscript while it was in progress, and set it aside for several years. After making a trip down the Hudson River, Twain returned to his work on the novel. Upon completion, the novel's title closely paralleled its predecessor's: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Twain composed the story in pen on notepaper between 1876 and 1883. Paul Needham, stated, "What you see is [Clemens'] attempt to move away from pure literary writing to dialect writing." For example, Twain revised the opening line of Huck Finn three times. He initially wrote, "You will not know about me", which he changed to, "You do not know about me", before settling on the final version, "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'; but that ain't no matter." The revisions also show how Twain reworked his material to strengthen the characters of Huck and Jim, as well as his sensitivity to the then-current debate over literacy and voting. Ernest Hemingway once declared about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.". Seller Inventory # 3147

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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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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 24731

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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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About this Item: Gabriel Wells 1922-1925, 1922. Hardcover. 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). Seller Inventory # 243

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The Writings of Mark Twain. (Including The: Twain, Mark, Samuel

About this Item: Gabriel Wells, New York, 1922. The Definitive Edition, one of 1024 numbered sets, with volume one signed by Mark Twain and Albert Bigelow Paine. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive edition and signed 1024 single leaves in 1906 in anticipation of this edition. Octavo, 37 volumes, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels. In near fine condition. "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). Seller Inventory # 81192

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TWAIN, MARK.) CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.

Published by New York: Harper, 1949 (1949)

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About this Item: New York: Harper, 1949, 1949. Hardcover. 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). Seller Inventory # ABE-12592135014

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Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens).

Published by Hartford, Connecticut.: The American Publishing Company, (1899)

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About this Item: Hartford, Connecticut.: The American Publishing Company, 1899. Hardcover. 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). Seller Inventory # m-35

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

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

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About this Item: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn. Full Leather. 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. Signed by the Author and Others. Seller Inventory # 034915

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About this Item: 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 leaf paged "43" includes notes regarding a "whisky conspiracy" against soldiers' health and morals, among other ink jottings. In fine condition. "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. Seller Inventory # 5103

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