[Mark Twain (contributor)]. William Shepard [Walsh] (editor). Authors and Authorship. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1882. First edition. Twelvemo (6.125 x 4.75 inches; 155 x 120 mm.). [2, Literary Life series (recto blank)], iv, [2, contents (verso blank), 258 pages. Printed on laid paper; title-page in red and black. Publisher's dark green cloth over boards with beveled edges; spine lettered and stamped in gilt, front board stamped in gilt; top edge of the text block gilt, others trimmed; floral endpapers, flyleaves. Ex-library, Library of the German Society, Philadelphia, with a stamp on the title-page, label on the front endpaper and light wear potentially caused by the removal of a spine label. Spine very slightly leaning; trivial wear to the extremities; Near fine, a fresh copy. Contains "Mark Twain's General Reply" (pages 43-48). Walsh was the Editor of Lippincott's Magazine. BAL 3401. (#10087).