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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

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Item Description: Osgood, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a tipped in page. This First Printing book has all the First Issue points. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7607127424

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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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Twain, Mark

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. 8vo. original cloth, spine and front board gilt and black stamped. 624 pages. McBride 84-5. First edition, first state. Includes illustration of the author in flames, p. 441, and captioned illustration of "The St. Louis Hotel", p. 443. A second intermediate issue was released with no illustration on p. 441. "It it" on page 444. A first hand account of navigating the Mississippi by riverboat, focusing on the changes since the end of the Civil War. Written concurrently with Huckleberry Finn with similar themes. Sold by subscription only. Laid in is a first printing of "The Suppressed Chapter of Life on the Mississippi," printed as a limited, numbered edition of 250, circa 1913. This chapter was omitted by the publisher because of its critique of racial, political and social practices in the South after Reconstruction, which would have "a detrimental effect upon the Southern buyer" (BAL 3519). It was nonetheless printed as a leaflet. See also Caroline Ticknor, "Mark Twain's Missing Chapter," in The Bookman, May 1914. Also laid in is an unsigned letter to Arthur Rushmore, then at Harper & Brothers in New York, dated April 29, 1927 from Bellemoor (Wilmington), Delaware. The unknown writer apparently illustrated a later edition of Twain and expresses gratitude to the addressee and Mr. (Frank) Schoonover for their confidence in him. Front board and spine stamped in black and gilt. Frontispiece. Black and white illustrations throughout. Table of contents, list of illustrations, and four appendices Scuffed at edges, corners slightly bumped. The volume has been recased with the inner hinges repaired. Some pages in appendix folded along fore-edge. original cloth, spine and front board gilt and black stamped. Bookseller Inventory # 110112

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Mark Twain

Published by James R. Osgood & Co., Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood & Co., Boston, 1883. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Printing. Mark Twain in Flames, St. Louis Hotel engravings present., SLS2. Bookseller Inventory # 030257

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Twain, Mark

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, 1883. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. More than 300 illustrations. First Edition, First State with Twain in flames illustration. Larger, heavy book, brown half-leather, 624 pages. Worn at top tips and nearby edges, tiny surface wear spot near bottom front tip, very slight rubbed spots at spine top and bottom, left and right edges, light rubbing to raised spine edges, gilt fairly bright, marbled end papers, ink name and date (1888) on second front end paper. Near Very Good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 05309

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CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

Published by Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883 (1883)

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Item Description: Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883, 1883. Quarto. Original publisher's half calf, spine gilt-tooled in compartments with red and green morocco title labels, marbled sides, endpapers and edges. Contemporary ownership inscription.a Minor rubbing to extremities, but an extremely smart copy indeed in excellent condition. Illustrated frontispiece, steamboat vignette to title page, illustrated plates and vignettes in the text throughout. First US edition, in the very scarce publisher's calf. This copy in intermediate state "A" with the first state illustrated tail-piece on page 441, but the caption on page 443 corrected to "The St Charles Hotel". Clemens's classic anecdotal travel narrative, which contains an autobiographical account of his childhood experiences, as well as his life on the river as a steamboat pilot. Huck Finn makes a lengthy cameo on pages 42–61, a story within the chapter detailing Huck and Jim's attempt to reach Cairo which does not appear in Huckleberry Finn, published two years later. To find a first edition copy of this title in any example of the publisher's calf binding, let alone one in such smart condition, is very uncommon. BAL 3411; Johnson, pp. 41-43. Bookseller Inventory # 95583

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Twain, Mark (Clemens, S. L.)

Published by James R. Osgood, Boston, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, Boston, Boston, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. A fair/good copy of this first edition, published by James R. Osgood, Boston, MA, USA, 1883., later worn quarter leather, Mark Twain's autobiographical narrative of his days on a steam boat, with short stories, notes and anecdotes. Later chocolate quarter leather binding over brown cloth, gilt spine label, ( worn). First Edition, however lacking the original advertisements. The English edition was issued within two weeks of the American edition. Some wear and soling to binding, ( photograph highly recommended prior to ordering, please inquire), hinges a little weak and wearing through, POS on half-title, bookplates on pastdown, small finger stains and wear internally. Please inquire, further details and description via email. Photographs can be arranged. Please confirm availability and postage costs prior to ordering. It is essential to confirm availability prior to ordering, as ABE books is not our only sales channel. We are here to help and look forward to hearing from you should you have any questions. We aim to answer all queries within 48 hours. Bookseller Inventory # 000059

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Twain, Mark

Published by James R. Osgood & Co., Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood & Co., Boston, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Twain's autobiographical story of his youth on the great river, steam-boating and meeting an array of colorful characters along the way. Decorative brown and gold boards, with over 300 black and white illustrations throughout. The spine is somewhat loose, but attached, and there are multiple pencil inscriptions on the paste-downs. Overall a good, clean copy of this very valuable work. Bookseller Inventory # 000070

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Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Book Condition: Near Fine. First American edition. First State, with the image of Twain in flames on p. 441 and with "The St. Louis Hotel" caption on p. 443. In the original publisher's brown cloth with gilt vignettes on the front board and spine. A Near Fine copy with the rear hinge professionally repaired and some separation within the page block, otherwise a bright, tidy copy.The author's first-hand look at navigating the Mississippi by riverboat and the changes to that area many years after the Civil War. Written concurrently with "Huckleberry Finn" and sharing several themes and even a few passages with that masterpiece. "The material offered by observations on the journey is various beyond enumeration, and much of it is extremely amusing. Hoaxes and exaggerations palmed off by pilots and other natives along the way upon supposed ignorant strangers; stories of gamblers and obsolete robbers; glimpses of character and manners; descriptions of scenery and places; statistics of trade; Indian legends; extracts from the comments of foreign travelers, -- all these occur, interspersed with two or three stories of either humorous or tragic import, or of both together." ("The Atlantic Monthly," September 1883). Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 1276

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Twain, Mark (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Printing. First edition, first issue, with illustration of Mark Twain in flames on page 441 and an illustration of the St. Louis Hotel (captioned "The St. Charles Hotel") on page 443. Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering and medallion on spine, gilt medallion and black and reverse black lettering on cover. Illustrated with over 300 B&W drawings and reproductions. [McBride 84][BAL 3411] . Expertly rebacked by Kellar with original spine and covers laid on, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 624 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 20313

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Twain, Mark

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, Mass (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, Mass, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, First State. First Edition, First State, AA copy (BAL 3411) with Twain head in flames (p.441), caption reading St. Louis Hotel (p. 443), (and "It it (curious that cabbages." P. 444). Extremely bright copy*of this scarce "AA" edition of Twain's classic telling of his travels and work on the great river. Over 300 illustrations. Front hinge archivally mended - not the prettiest, but strong.NOTE: This copy has been professionally restored - essentially rebuilt The text block was removed from the original boards by a bookbinder, and reintroduced into a much nicer set of boards. During this process, some minor evidence of much earlier repair was found. So, this beautiful book has made it through at least two reconstructive "surgeries". Lovely tight copy of a sophisticated book - "graft". Bookseller Inventory # 71728

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CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

Published by Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883 (1883)

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Item Description: Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883, 1883. Quarto. Original brown cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt and black to spine and front board, grey endpapers, all edges gilt (the gilt edges constituting a slightly more deluxe issue). Spine a little rolled with ends and corners rubbed, hinges just breached and otherwise internally clean. An excellent copy overall. Illustrated frontispiece, steamboat vignette to title page, illustrated plates and vignettes in the text throughout. First US edition; first state with the illustrated tail-piece present on page 441, and the caption on page 443 reading "The St Louis Hotel". Clemens's classic anecdotal travel narrative, which contains an autobiographical account of his childhood experiences, as well as his life on the river as a steamboat pilot. Huck Finn makes a lengthy cameo on pages 42–61, a story within the chapter detailing Huck and Jim's attempt to reach Cairo which does not appear in Huckleberry Finn, published two years later. BAL 3411; Johnson, pp. 41-43. Bookseller Inventory # 82919

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Twain, Mark

Published by James R. Osgood, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, Boston, 1883. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Presumed 1st Edition & Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Leather binding /cover with marbled end papers.The cover is the reason for the fair rating as the leather is worn and split on the front spine edge (still intact) Spine has a tear in the middle and is edge worn at top & bottom. If the leather were replaced repaired this book would be fine o/w. Inside in tight, unmarked, intact with slightly yellowing pg. edges. Both true first state points present: (1) page 441: 'present is a tail-piece depicting an urn, flames, head of Mark Twain', in subsequent states removed at the request of Mrs. Clemens who considered it morbid. (2) page 443: 'caption reads THE ST. LOUIS HOTEL', in subsequent states corrected to "The St. Charles Hotel"; Mark Twain's autobiographical account of his early steamboat days and a storehouse of humorous anecdotes and sketches. Pictures available if requested. Bookseller Inventory # 001117

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Mark Twain

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, first state. Original brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and black. Gilt still bright on front board, less so on spine. Rubbing to spine ends and corners (see cover images). Includes illustration of the author in flames, p. 441, and captioned illustration of "The St. Louis Hotel", p. 443. Hinge paper partially cracked as shown, cover still firmly attached (see image). Original owner info on front and back endpage from 1883 (see image). Very faint toning to pages-otherwise nice with no other writing. A clean and tight copy of the rare first state. Bookseller Inventory # 000609

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Clemens, Samuel Langhorne ( Mark Twain).

Published by Charles L. Webster & Company, Boston (1888)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster & Company, Boston, 1888. Brown cloth. Hardbound. First edition, 624 pp., illus., frontis of "Baton Rouge." BAL #3411. With First State points of issue: image of Twain in flames on p.441. ,The St. Louis Hotel. p. 443, (listed in Illustrations as "St. Charles Hotel," and p. 444, lines7/8 reads, "It it." Later these points of issue were changed and List of Illustrations corrected. This copy with re-issued Webster title page dated 1888. Over 300 illustrations. First edition. Images available. Corners bumped, spine extremities rubbed, green floral pattern endpapers very good, tight. Text tight and clean. Brown cloth gilt-stamped on front board and spine. Bookseller Inventory # 3234

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Twain, Mark

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. First printing, with Twain’s head in the flames on page 441, but with St. Louis Hotel as the caption on page 443. Bound in publisher’s brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. Binding in very good condition, rubbing and wear to the spine and corner. Both labels with loss affecting the lettering (easily replaced). Front marbled endpapers with separation at gutter (as usual), back board somewhat loose. Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. 624 pages. Overall a nice copy of a scarce first issue in publisher’s letter. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-287. Price: $2100. Bookseller Inventory # 12-287

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Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Book Condition: Very Good +. First American edition. First State, with the image of Twain in flames on p. 441 and with "The St. Louis Hotel" caption on p. 443. In the original publisher's brown cloth with gilt vignettes on the front board and spine. Spine ends and inner hinges professionally repaired, otherwise a fairly attractive copy.The author's first-hand look at navigating the Mississippi by riverboat and the changes to that area many years after the Civil War. Written concurrently with "Huckleberry Finn" and sharing several themes and even a few passages with that masterpiece. "The material offered by observations on the journey is various beyond enumeration, and much of it is extremely amusing. Hoaxes and exaggerations palmed off by pilots and other natives along the way upon supposed ignorant strangers; stories of gamblers and obsolete robbers; glimpses of character and manners; descriptions of scenery and places; statistics of trade; Indian legends; extracts from the comments of foreign travelers, -- all these occur, interspersed with two or three stories of either humorous or tragic import, or of both together." ("The Atlantic Monthly," September 1883). Very Good +. Bookseller Inventory # 1069

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Twain, Mark

Published by James R. Osgood, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, Boston, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. First edition, intermediate “A” with Twain’s head in the flames on page 441 and St. Charles Hotel on page 443. Publisher: James R. Osgood, Boston, 1883. Bound in original ¾ leather with marbled paper. Ornate spine design in gold. Binding tight, slight wear at the top and bottom of the spine and along edges. Else a very good plus binding. Contents clean and bright, slight edge toning. A very nice copy. 624 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-300. Price: $1,900. Bookseller Inventory # 12-300

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Twain, Mark

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. First edition, intermediate A with Twain’s head in the flames on page 441, but with St. Charles Hotel as the caption on page 443. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Foxing to the front free endpapers else an exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. 624 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-207. Price: $1750. Bookseller Inventory # 12-207

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Twain, Mark (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Second Printing. First edition, second intermediate issue, with no illustration on Page 441 and an illustration of the St. Louis Hotel (captioned "The St. Charles Hotel") on page 443. Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering and medallion on spine, gilt medallion and black and reverse black lettering on cover. Illustrated with over 300 B&W drawings and reproductions. [McBride 85][BAL 3411] . Expertly refurbished by Kellar, unmarked, tight, square and clean; spine and covers remarkably bright and clean. NEAR FINE. . B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 624 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 20312

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Twain, Mark; Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Salesman Dummy of Life on the Mississippi. Octavo, original brown cloth with 57 pages of sample text and illustrations, with seven blank, red ruled pages at end for subscriber and sales information. Housed in full custom morocco clamshell box. In very good condition. Rare. An invaluable companion to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain's inimitable portrait of 'the great Father of Waters'. Part memoir, part travelogue, it expresses the full range of Twain's literary personality, and remains the most vivid, boisterous and provocative account of the cultural and societal history of the Mississippi Valley, from 'the golden age' of steamboating to the violence wrought by the Civil War. Bookseller Inventory # 4406

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Twain Mark

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Item Description: London Chatto and Windus 1883, 1883. First edition preceding the American issue, with very early ads dated October. Profusely illustrated throughout. Thick 8vo, publisher's original red cloth, the upper cover with a pictorial scene on the Mississippi in black and lettering in gilt, the spine lettered in gilt and pictorially decorated in black. 561, 32 ads pp. An unusually fine and very bright copy, beautifully preserved. RARE FIRST EDITION ISSUED IN ENGLAND AND PRECEDING THE AMERICAN ISSUE. ONE OF TWAIN’S BEST BOOKS. Twain writes about his home and his muse -the great Mississippi. "As a dwelling place for civilized man it is by far the first upon our globe." (preface) In this largely autobiographical narrative, Twain gives us a vivid account of his youth on the great river. A brilliant firsthand account of the steamboat age, the science of river piloting, and the life of the river itself from the point of view of those who made their living navigating it. A truly wonderful book and a valued piece of the American legacy. Bookseller Inventory # 26492

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TWAIN, Mark.

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. 624 pp. 8vo, original sheep with red gilt spine labels. First edition; first state with Twain in flames on p. 441 and The St. Louis Hotel on p. 443. BAL 3411. An attractive copy with an 1893 gift inscription on flyleaf; front joint cracked along about three inches, but still sound; light rubbing at extremities and shallow chipping at the extremities of the backstrip. Bookseller Inventory # 17175

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Twain, Mark.

Published by James R. Osgood & Co.,, Boston: (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood & Co.,, Boston:, 1883. First edition. Mixed state without head of Twain in flames on p.441 but with caption reading "St. Louis Hotel" on p.443. A bright, clean copy with hinges strengthened. We've had the head and St. Charles (second state) a number of times but not this combination with first state of St. Louis Hotel but the head in flames missing. Bookseller Inventory # 48801

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Twain, Mark.

Published by Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. (1883)

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Item Description: Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883., 1883. Octavo. 624 pp Text illustrations. Original brown cloth, decoratively stamped in black and gilt. Corners slightly rubbed, An unusually fine, bright copy, clean and tight. First edition, later issue, without the tailpiece on p. 441, and with the caption on p. 443 reading ÒThe St. Charles Hotel.Ó BAL 3411. Bookseller Inventory # 14765

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Twain, Mark

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Item Description: James R. Osgood & Company, Boston, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 8vo; 624 pages; BAL's 1st edition, intermediate state A with a tail-piece on page 441 depicting an urn, flames and the head of Mark Twain. On page 443 the caption reads St. Charles Hotel. Original brown decorated cloth. Very minor rubbing to edges. Touch of soiling/dusting to top page edges. 5 spots of glue on inside front cover where a bookplate was removed. This is a beautiful copy of the book. Housed in a custom made case. Bookseller Inventory # 18860

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Twain, Mark

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Good-. No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First edition, mixed state with Twain and urn in flames on page 441 and corrected caption "St. Charles" (not "St. Louis") on page 443. Original deluxe 1/2 leather binding over marbled boards with marbled endpapers and marbled edges. 5 raised bands on spine and raised spine ends. Head of spine is chipped with peeling to leather. Title labele is cracked down the middle, but gilding intact. Most of Author label on spine is missing. Edgewear with corners worn through to boards and moderate wear to bottom and top edges. Front hinge cracked at title p. Title p. through p. 16 (list of illustrations) literally hanging by a thread. Prior owner's name in pencil on ffep; in ink on title p. and following p. Else contents clean and unmarked. 624 pp. More than 300 illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 002377

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Twain, Mark

Published by James R. Osgood, Boston (1883)

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From: Rose's Books IOBA (Harwich Port, MA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, Boston, 1883. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. First edition, mixed state with Twain and urn in flames on page 441 and corrected caption "St. Charles" (not "St. Louis") on page 443. Newly rebound in antique brown cloth, gilt ruling, leather spine label. Laid brown paper endpapers. 8vo. Cloth binding, 624 pp. More than 300 illustrations. A beautiful copy of Twain's story of his life as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi. Fine condition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008386

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Mark Twain

Published by James Osgood (1883)

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Item Description: James Osgood, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. James R Osgood and Company, Boston 1883. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Illustration of Mark Twain's head in flames above an urn on page 441. Illustration caption reads "The St. Louis Hotel" on page 443. Professionally rebound in cloth. Rare Book. {ref: BAL 3411}. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, light age toning and shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 7529

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Twain, Mark

Published by James R. Osgood and Company 1883, Boston (1883)

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From: Thomas Rare Books (Yaxley, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company 1883, Boston, 1883. hardback. Book Condition: Fine. 1st edition, later issue. 624pp. Frontispiece "The Baton Rouge". With more than 300 illustrations. First edition, 2nd state with Twain in flames illustration on p 441 but with 'St. Charles Hotel' as the caption on p443.[corrected from St. Louis that the first state calls for]. A fine binding woth blocked gilt and black illustrations. No gilt to the edges. Unfaded or worn brown cloth. Neat owners name to the head of the title-page. PLEASE EMAIL FOR PHOTOS. Size: large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # MH102

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