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Life on the Mississippi: Twain, Mark (Samuel

Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by Osgood (1883)

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

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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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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. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the image of Twain in flames on page 441 and with "The St. Louis Hotel" caption on page 443. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17583594352

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Twain Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

Published by Boston James R. Osgood 1883 (1883)

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Item Description: Boston James R. Osgood 1883, 1883. First Edition, First State. Blanck's intermediate A, with the tailpiece of Twain in flames on p.441 still present, and with caption on p.443 corrected to read "The St. Charles Hotel". Profusely illustrated throughout. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original decorated cloth with black stamped decorations and gilt pictorial vignettes on the upper cover, the spine decorated in black and with a large gilt pictorial vignette, lettered in gilt, a.e.g. 624. An uncommonly fine and bright copy, and fine copies are becoming extinct. ONE OF TWAIN’S BEST BOOKS AND A RARE FINE COPY IN ORIGINAL CLOTH OF THIS IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. 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 # 27691

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Twain, Mark

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

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Item Description: James R. Osgood & Company, Boston, 1883. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Very Good or better. An unrestored copy. Owner name inked out. Hinged exposed between front paste down and front end page. Light scuff marks to spine and rear panal. 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 stunning copy of Twain's classic memoir. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 84541

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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

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. Illustrated by Edmund Henry Garrett, et al. (illustrator). First Printing. First edition, first issue, with illustration of Mark Twain's head in flames on page 441 (this drawing was removed in laterprintings at the specific request of Twain's wife, who found it morbid), and an illustration of the St. Louis Hotel (incorrectly 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 (many by Edmund Henry Garrett) and reproductions. [McBride 84][BAL 3411][Johnson, 41-43]. Expertly rebacked by Kellar with original spine and covers laid on, unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD. . B&W Drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 624 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 20313

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Life on the Mississippi: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

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: 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

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # G1500933023I4N00

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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 RECASED, the text block having been 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 grafted, as they say in the trade "sophisticated" book. Bookseller Inventory # 71728

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Life on the Mississippi: Twain, Mark

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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Life on the Mississippi, First Ed., 1st: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

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

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Item Description: James R. Osgood & Co., 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A First US Edition (1883), First State, Intermediate "B" Printing (BAL, 3411). Corrections present in this volume to these points: Twain's head in flames, p. 441; "St. Louis Hotel," p. 443; and "It it (curious that," p. 444. While not the first issue with the foregoing points, this is an early variation of Twain's autobiographical story of his youth on the great river, steam-boating and meeting an array of colorful characters along the way, written contemporaneously with Huckleberry Finn. The first instance of a manuscript being submitted to a publisher in typewritten form. Decorative brown and extensive gilt boards, with over 300 black and white illustrations. The spine is loose but attached, and there are multiple (erasable) pencil inscriptions on the paste-downs. Scuff and wear to head and foot of spine, front corners bumped. A good candidate for some cleaning and minor restoration, reduced for its faults, above. Bookseller Inventory # 000070

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Life on the Mississippi: Twain, Mark

Twain, Mark

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: 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

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. Illustrated by Edmund Henry Garrett, et al. (illustrator). 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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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI: Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Published by James R. Osgood and Company (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, 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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Twain, Mark

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: Near Fine. No Jacket. 316 images by John Harley, Edund Henry Garrett, and A. B. Shute, incl Twain Hair on Fire (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This is an exceptional copy of one of Twain's most revered and important books, and according to William Dean Howells, this was his favorite. During an 1872 visit to the Midwest, the author ¿was struck by the great diminution of steamboat traffic on the Ohio River and became anxious to document the steamboat era before it vanished altogether¿ [The resulting volume is] widely regarded as both one of Mark Twain¿s major works and a classic on the Mississippi itself. Its early chapters especially are unrivaled in evoking the excitement of their time¿It usefully supplements [his] fictional works about the river and includes much else of value¿ (LeMaster & Wilson, 467). This is a first edition, second intermediate state B, BAL 3411, with the first edition issue point of a tailpiece illustration of Twain¿s burning head on fire in an urn, (p. 441,) removed from later printings and does not appear in the remainder of the first edition or any subsequent printing. Also, on page 443 of the US first state, the caption on the illustration reads ¿The St. Louis Hotel.¿ It was corrected to read ¿The St. Charles Hotel¿ in this second state copy, and all subsequent copies. Publisher's decorative brown cloth, with pictorial panels depicting the Mississippi River stamped in bright gilt to the front board and spine, with decorative ruling and ornamentation stamped in black. All edges bright gilt. "Life on the Mississippi" is said to have been the first manuscript ever to be submitted to a publisher in typewritten form. Published simultaneously in the United States and the UK in 1883, but purists prefer the US first. Twain frequently found fault or requested changes in his books as they were being printed, so points of issue are frequent and complicating, causing multiple states of his first editions. Here are the points of issue to evaluate "Life on the Mississippi": the US first was printed in Boston. "Boston" and "1883," with no later dates should appear. "St Charles Hotel" on p. 443. Thus, first edition, second intermediate state B. This copy has been lovingly and professionally restored: original binding threading reinforced, text block tightened; original spine thickened and matching cloth used to rebuild spine top and bottom. New headbands and end sheets added. Covers and gilt lightly cleaned and brightened, no repainting or colorizing added. Light pencilled flourishing signature of original owner "Christmas 1883" on ffep. No other marks. Photos available on request. US postage rates apply. Bookseller Inventory # 160520

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by James R. Osgood, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, Boston, 1883. First Edition. Large Octavo. First state of p. 441 and 443. 624pp. Illustrated, bound in brown pictorial cloth accented in black and gilt., pictorial gilt spine, previous owner's name in pencil, and stamped on second blank and top of title page. Only light wear to spine ends, rear hinge is cracked, cloth remains bright with little rubbing, no restoration. A very good copy. [BAL 3411]. Bookseller Inventory # 019645

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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. First edition, first state. Publisher's brown cloth decorated in gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown, ink gift note on rear, else a very good, unsophisticated copy with just a bit of wear to the extremities, a light scuff to the rear board and a small spot of discoloration to the top of the front. BAL 3411. cshc. Bookseller Inventory # 27153

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Mark Twain

Published by Dover Publications; English Language edition (December 21, 2000) (2000)

ISBN 10: 0486414264 ISBN 13: 9780486414263

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Item Description: Dover Publications; English Language edition (December 21, 2000), 2000. Paperback. This is a new book. Extremely fast shipping and reliable service. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the listing. Bookseller Inventory # 0486414264

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Twain, Mark

Published by James R. Osgood, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, Boston, 1883. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. B/w Illustrations (illustrator). First Edition. Good in original brown cloth stampe in gilt and black, all edges gilt (lower corners of binding dampstained and worn; some wear to cloth in other areas; inner hinges tender; ink stamps of Mount St. Joseph's Academy, Philadelphia). BAL #3411; second state of pages 441 and 443 (including the tailpiece depicting Mark Twain's cremation urn and portrait in flames). 624 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Bookseller Inventory # 00522319

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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. 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

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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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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TWAIN (Mark)

Published by Chatto & Windus, London (1883)

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus, London, 1883. First UK Edition. With over 300 illustrations. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crimson morocco, the covers with a gilt fillet border, the spine lettered and dated in gilt with one line panels and tooled bands, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. Bookseller Inventory # 3262

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Twain, Mark. [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne. 1835 - 1910]

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

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1883. 1st US edition, 2nd state (BAL 3411). 624 pp. Illustrated. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4" Gilt bright. Minor extremity wear. Hinge paper professionally restored. Withal, a pleasing VG+ copy. Original publisher's brown decorative cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 775.2

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Twain, Mark

Published by Oxford University Press (1997)

ISBN 10: 0195114078 ISBN 13: 9780195114072

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Item Description: Oxford University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0195114078

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Twain, Mark

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

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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]. 'It it' error present pp444 lines 7/8. A fine binding with 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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Twain, Mark

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: None, as Issued. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bright attractive copy with wonderful illustrations; cover and spine gilding very bright; slight rubbing to top and bottom spine and edges; first edition, second state: p441 no illustration; p443 "The St. Charles Hotel"; highly collectible Twain edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000141

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