002 - Mark Twain

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Contents

001-048 - Works and contributions
049-073 - More contributions
074-081 - Albert Bigelow Paine
082-125 - Mark Twain, subject
126-138 - Ephemera
139-142 - Card games
143-147 - Miscellany
148-150 - Catalogs
151-160 - Miniature books

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Works and contributions

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001. [Mark Twain, Bret Harte (contributors)]. The Overland Monthly. Devoted to the Development of the Country. San Francisco: A. Roman & Company, July 1868[-June 1869]. First edition, consisting of the first twelve issues (two volumes, six issues each). Octavo (9 x 5.75 inches; 227 x 145 mm.). [9]-584; [4, title-leaf and contents], [9]-584 pages. Recent black half-leather over marbled paper covered boards; spine in five panels with four raised bands, lettered and ruled in gilt, boards ruled in blind; all edges of the text block trimmed; speckled endpapers. All twelve original front wrappers bound in, no ads or rear wrappers. Leather lightly rubbed with a few negligible scuffs. Some minor soiling to the wrappers, light marginal wear and spot staining throughout the text. Charles College Library and Sulpician Seminary Library rubber stamps found in the first issue. Very good. 

Contains four Mark Twain contributions: "By Rail through France" (volume 1: issue 1, pages 18-21), "A Californian Abroad—A Few Parisian Sights" (1:2, pages 120-126), "A Californian Abroad—Three Italian Cities" (1:3, pages 209-215) and "A Californian Abroad—A Mediæval Romance" (1:4, pages 316-320). All published together the following year in The Innocents Abroad. Also with ten contributions from Bret Harte, including first printings of his two most famous stories, "The Luck of Roaring Camp" (1:2, pages 183-189) and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" (2:1, pages 41-47); two from J. Ross Browne and Henry George's "What the Railroad Will Bring Us." BAL 3589. (#10162).

$300.00

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002. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad. Or The New Pilgrims' Progress... Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1869. First edition. Octavo (8.625 x 5.5 inches; 219 x 140 mm.). xviii, [19]-651, [5, ads] pages. Double frontispieces and twelve additional illustrated plates inserted throughout; numerous in-text illustrations. Publisher's dark brown cloth, spine and front board lettered and stamped in gilt, boards ruled in blind with decorative blind-stamped corner-pieces and a central publisher's device on the rear board; all edges of the text block trimmed; brown coated endpapers; flyleaves. Spine very gently cocked; spine ends worn and frayed with some apparent trimming of the cloth; backstrip with a small central blemish, causing a touch of wear to the gilt lettering of the "T" in "Twain," and a tiny divot just above the publisher's device; edges somewhat worn; corners softly bumped with boards partially exposed; general light soiling. Text block sagging very slightly; rear hinge partially cracked but still secure; occasional minor over-opening; short marginal tear on the plate facing page 64, upper corner of the leaf with pages 355-356 creased a few other insignificant faults to the text block; occasional minor creasing. Still, a serviceable copy; good. Mark Twain's second book. BAL 3316. (#10080).

$250.00

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003. Mark Twain. The New Pilgrim's Progress. A Book of Travel in Pursuit of Pleasure. The Journey Home (A Continuation of "The Innocents Abroad"). London: John Camden, 1870. First English edition (unauthorized) of the second part (only) of The Innocents Abroad, following "The Voyage Out." Octavo ((6.5 x 4.0625 inches; 165 x 104 mm.)). [1, ad], [1, notice], 259, [1, imprint], 21 (i.e. 20, advertisements, "Special List for 1871") pages. Woodcut illustrations throughout the ad pages. Publisher's perfect binding with the original front wrapper, published simultaneously with an issue in cloth. Rear wrapper lacking; backstrip largely perished; spine slightly sloped; front joint partially split; front wrapper slightly soiled, corners torn with minor paper loss; previous owner signature (dated Sep. 1871). Good. BAL 3591. (#10163).

$165.00

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004. [Mark Twain (contributor)]. Thomas Nast. Th: Nast's Illustrated Almanac for 1872. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871. First edition. Octavo (7.875 x 5.5 inches; 200 x 140 mm.)). 64, [10, ads], [1 (page [75] in BAL)]-3 ("Popular Novels"), [3, ads] pages. Full-page frontispiece, illustrated title-page and numerous ("over 130") in-text illustrations by Thomas Nast. Publisher's perfect binding in the original brown illustrated wrappers; Harper's advertisements printed on the inner wrappers. Rear joint split with the rear wrapper and final leaf detached; backstrip partially perished, mostly in the bottom half, with the title written in manuscript ink; wrapper edges somewhat chipped at the corners with minor paper loss, including one affecting the bottom corner of the illustration on the rear wrapper (removing a couple letters from Nast's name); few other trivial nicks, mostly along the joints and fore-edge; paper stamp affixed in the upper margin (with a small bruise where it seems there was an attempted removal at an earlier date). Pages with a couple very minor stains along the fore-edge; a few leaves with a very soft fold down the center; some occasional negligible discoloration in the margins; pages still quite supple. Good.

Contains Mark Twain's "Advice to Little Girls," which first appeared in The Celebrated Jumping Frog five years prior, and the first book appearance of "The Late Benjamin Franklin," previously published in The Piccadilly Annual and later collected in Mark Twain's Sketches. BAL 3332. (#10082).

$250.00

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005. [Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce (contributors)]. Tom Hood's Comic Annual for 1873. London: Published at the Fun Office, [1872]. First edition. Octavo (8 x 6.5 inches; 204 x 166 mm.). [3-10, preliminaries], [11], 12-110, [2, "Walnuts for Wisdom Teeth"], [10, blank] pages (presumably the original wrappers (not present) were included in the pagination, as no textual content appears to be missing). Full-page frontispiece and several other full-page and in-text illustrations throughout ("23 pages") by The Brothers Dalziel. Recent dark brown quarter-goatskin, spine lettered in gilt with five raised bands, over double-comb marbled-paper covered boards; plain endpapers, flyleaves. Spine just barely askew. Page edges lightly discolored; occasional fox mark or light marginal soiling; minor offsetting to pages [6 -7] from something laid-in that's since been removed; leaf with pages [41] and 42 creased diagonally. Near fine. Contains the first printings of Mark Twain's "How I Escaped Being Killed in a Duel" and Ambrose Bierce's "How I Came to Like Dogs." BAL 3347 (Twain) and 1095 (Bierce). (#10083).

$165.00

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006. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Sketches. New and Old. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1875. First edition. Octavo (8.375 x 6.5 inches; 213 x 165 mm.). [2, frontispiece (recto blank)], [6], 17 (sic)-320 pages. Full-page frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered and elaborately stamped in black and gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; light orange endpapers; triple-flyleaves. Spine ends and corners somewhat worn; corners tapped; backstrip very faintly dulled. Slightly shaken; previous ownership signature on the rear endpaper. Very good. Twain's second collection of short fiction. BAL 3364. (#10084).

$300.00

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007. Mark Twain. Punch, Brothers, Punch! And Other Sketches. New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., [1878]. First edition. Small octavo (6 x 4.375 inches; 152 x 110 mm.). 140, [2, ads], [2, blank] pages. Full-page woodblock map of Paris on page [28], illustrated chapter headings. Publisher's green cloth (BAL first state), spine stamped in gilt and black, front board elaborately stamped in black, rear board stamped in blind; all edges of the text block trimmed; blue coated endpapers with illustration of Mark Twain's scrap book on the rear pastedown, measuring 2 x 2.875 inches, flyleaves. Spine very slightly leaning; spine ends worn and missing a little cloth, some fraying; joints and edges slightly worn; boards rubbed with some spotty, faint whitish discoloration, particularly in the lettering; cloth with a few shallow ripples; corners bumped. Page margins faintly browned but still supple with a faint tidemark across the top (mostly noticeable toward the beginning and end of the text block) and endpapers; front hinge over-opened at the title-page; occasional trivial wear or soiling throughout; bookplate. Good.

“It is little appreciated that [Twain] may have written the first story to make use of the telephone as the central plot element. 'The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton' was published in 1878 (as one of the sketches collected here), the year after the telephone became practically available. Not only does Mark Twain project the existence of a telephone line spanning the American continent (something not accomplished until 1915) and the confusing consequences of being able to communicate instantaneously across such a distance, but he also anticipates the technology of wiretapping.” (David Ketterer, editor. Mark Twain. Tales of Wonder. Lincoln: 2003. p. xxvi). BAL 3378. (#10085).

$250.00

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008. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Scrap Book. New York: Daniel Slote & Co., 1878. Unknown edition, originally published in 1877 (according to BAL). Publisher and patent registration information (April 23, 1878, also 1873 (U. S.), 1877 (England and France)) printed in black on a label affixed to the front pastedown. Octavo (9.625 x 6.25 inches; 250 x 160 mm.). 50 guarded leaves with adhesive gummed lines pasted onto stubs and paginated by a rubber stamp in the upper corners. Supplied manuscript contents leaves tipped in. Publisher's cloth, green variant, spine and front board stamped in gilt and black, rear board stamped in blind; rear pastedown with an expanding pocket ("patent applied for"). Boards lightly rubbed with just a touch of soiling to the rear; spine ends and corners bumped and worn with some fraying and minor tears. Hinges partially cracked but still holding, small area of bruising to the front pastedown where a label was apparently removed; multiple previous ownership signatures and inscriptions on the front free endpaper; page edges worn, a few minor interior holes, caused by user error. Very good. "Not a literary production but a scrapbook invented by Clemens" (BAL). Nearly full of contemporary newspaper clippings, just pages 92-95 mostly empty; content appears to be mostly poetry and humor. Two manuscript notes laid in to rear pocket. BAL 3614 (1877 edition). (#10164).

$125.00

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009. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Scrap Book. New York: Daniel Slote & Co., 1878. Unknown edition, originally published in 1877 (according to BAL). Publisher and patent registration information (April 23, 1878, also 1873 (U. S.), 1877 (England and France)) printed in gold and blue on a label affixed to the front pastedown. Octavo (9.625 x 6.25 inches; 250 x 160 mm.). 50 guarded leaves with adhesive gummed lines pasted onto stubs and paginated by a rubber stamp in the upper corners. Publisher's cloth, brown variant, spine and front board stamped in gilt and black, rear board stamped in blind; plain light grayish blue endpapers, rear pastedown with an expanding pocket ("patent applied for"). Boards somewhat rubbed; spine ends and corners worn; cloth split along the bottom edge with some fraying and small tears; front joint cracked. Front hinge mended, rear hinge cracking but stable; lacking the front free endpaper; page edges slightly worn; occasional light foxing. Good. "Not a literary production but a scrapbook invented by Clemens" (BAL). Full of contemporary newspaper clippings and illustrations. BAL 3614 (1877 edition). (#10165).

$80.00

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010. Mark Twain. A Tramp Abroad. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1880. First edition. Octavo (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 215 x 140 mm.). [2, blank], 631, [1, ad] pages. Sheets bulk 1.625 inches. Portrait frontispiece, state B (BAL, slanted underlying lines with engraver's imprint at the lower left); frontispiece in BAL's first state, captioned "Moses"; inserted plates, reckoned with the pagination, and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's dark brown cloth, front board and spine stamped in gilt, rear board with publisher's device stamped in blind, boards ruled in blind, BAL state A with a virtually square border; all edges of the text block trimmed and sprinkled brown; pale buff endpapers, flyleaves. Spine leaning; spine ends worn with some old discreet repairs; backstrip dulled a little; edges a little worn; corners bumped; covers rubbed with a few minor scuffs and scrapes. Hinges repaired; occasional over-opening, a couple gatherings very slightly sprung. Good. "Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn," an interlude at the start of Chapter 3, is the subject of Walter Blair's "Mark Twain's Other Masterpiece." BAL 3386. (#10086).

$300.00

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011. Mark Twain. The Prince and the Pauper. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. First U. S. edition. Octavo (8.25 x 6.5 inches; 210 x 165 mm.). [2, blank], 411, [5, blank] pages. Full page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's dark green cloth, spine and front board stamped in gilt and black, second state of the position of the uppermost central fillet on the spine; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain ("true") endpapers. Spine leaning a little; covers rubbed, some small, faint splashes on the rear board; joints and edges a somewhat worn, particularly at the spine ends and corners, both a little frayed; corners softly bumped. Text block sagging a little; front hinge partially cracked between the facsimile manuscript and its letterpress printing preceding the title-leaf; facsimile leaf with a one and a half inch closed tear to the bottom of the gutter margin, apparently glued to the preceding blank to strengthen the hinge; faint tidemark on the bottom corner of the text block; sporadic mild marginal soiling. Good, but still relatively nice and clean. BAL 3402. (#10090).

$200.00

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012. Mark Twain. The Prince and the Pauper. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. Boston: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First U. S. edition, Webster issue, using the original sheets, purchased after James R. Osgood went bankrupt, and a cancel title-leaf; text corrected (second state). Octavo (8.25 x 6.5 inches; 210 x 165 mm.). [2, blank], 411, [3, blank] pages. Full page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's dark green cloth, spine and front board stamped in gilt and black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine ends worn with a sliver of cloth missing at each end; edges and joints very lightly worn; corners bumped and worn; covers lightly rubbed, particularly on the rear board. Text block sagging just a little; front hinge cracked but still holding firm, rear hinge mended; very shallow ripple in the top of corner of the text block; some occasional trivial soiling. Very good. BAL 3402, this issue unrecorded. (#10091).

$250.00

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013. Mark Twain. The Prince and the Pauper. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. Boston: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1887. First U. S. edition, second reissue of the Webster issue (first being 1885), using the original sheets, purchased after James R. Osgood went bankrupt, and a cancel title-leaf; text corrected (second state). Octavo (8.25 x 6.5 inches; 210 x 165 mm.). [2, blank], 411, [1, blank] pages. Full page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's dark green cloth, spine and front board stamped in gilt and black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine very slightly askew; joints and edges a little worn, more so at the spine ends and corners; corners softly bumped; covers a little rubbed, a few small patches of gilt lightly rubbed. Text block sagging just a hair; endpapers a little foxed with a medium stain on the rear pastedown; contemporary ownership signature. Very good. BAL 3402, this issue unrecorded. (#10092).

$325.00

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014. Mark Twain. The Prince and the Pauper. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. Boston: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1889. First U. S. edition, later reissue of the Webster issue (first being 1885), using the original first edition sheets, purchased after James R. Osgood went bankrupt, and a cancel title-leaf; text corrected (second state). Octavo (8.25 x 6.5 inches; 210 x 165 mm.). [2, blank], 411, [1, blank], [3, ads], [3, blank] pages. Full page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's dark green cloth, spine and front board stamped in gilt and black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Very shallow twist to the spine; spine ends a little worn with some fraying; corners softly bumped and worn. Some faint, mild soiling to the page edges and margins; last quarter of the text block with very mild creasing to the top corner; very faint tidemark to the front endpapers; bookplate. Very good. BAL 3402, this issue unrecorded. (#10093).

$175.00

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015. Mark Twain. Life on the Mississippi. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1888. First U. S. edition (following the Chatto & Windus edition published in London), Webster issue with a cancel title-leaf, first state of the text with the urn tailpiece on page 441 and the illustration caption on page 443 reading "The St. Louis Hotel." Octavo (8.5 x 5.75 inches; 217 x 145 mm.). [2, blank], 624, [2, blank] pages. Numerous full-page and in-text illustrations. Publisher's brown cloth, spine lettered and stamped in gilt and ruled in black, front board stamped in gilt and black; all edges of the text block trimmed; floral endpapers, flyleaves. Spine slightly leaning; spine ends pushed, corners bumped; rear joint, crown and extremities worn; covers lightly rubbed. Front hinge cracked but holding firm; a few interior gatherings very firm (probably artificially secured, definite binding irregularities), some gatherings a little sprung, one trimmed short; private library bookplate, partially removed. About very good. Reissued with the Charles Webster imprint after James Osgood went bankrupt; reissues usually found with intermediate or second state of text. BAL 3411 (Osgood issue). Queen's Quorum p. 45 ("Mark Twain deserves credit for the authentic first use of identification by fingerprints in both the short story and the novel: first in 1883, in Chapter XXXI in Life on the Mississippi..."). (#10094).

$250.00

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016. [Mark Twain]. "Meisterschaft." In Three Acts. [contained in:] The Century Magazine. New York: The Century Co., January, 1888. First edition, volume xxxv, no. 3. Octavo (9.75 x 6.75 inches; 250 x 170 mm.). 12 (ads), 492, 13-68 (ads) pages. Portraiture frontispiece of John Ruskin, engraved by T. Johnson; full-page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publishers side-stapled binding in the original light brown wrappers printed in dark brown, yapp edges; page edges untrimmed and partially unopened. Spine worn with chips and tears, two torn sections toward the base of the spine laid down; front joint starting; wrapper edges worn with a few minor nicks; some minor spot soiling. Page edges somewhat worn; rear hinge mended. Still, very good. Twain's contribution is on pages 457-467. (#10185).

$30.00

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017. Mark Twain. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1889. First edition, later state, lacking the S-like ornament on page [59], having broken type on page 72 and the recto of the frontispiece leaf is blank. Octavo (8.25 x 6.5 inches; 210 x 165 mm.). [2, blank], [i-iv], v-xv, [xvi, blank], 17-575, [1, blank], [2, ads], [2, blank] pages. Full-page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered and stamped in gilt, front board lettered in gilt and decoratively stamped in black, gilt and gray; all edges of the text block trimmed; geometric patterned endpapers (also seen with floral endpapers, no established priority). Spine ends and corners very softly pushed with a touch of wear; covers very lightly soiled; decorative stamping on the front board with a few tiny flakes. Text block sagging just a hair; hinges starting but still secure; bookseller ticket on the rear endpaper. Near fine. BAL 3429. (#10102).

$250.00

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018. Mark Twain, W. D. Howells and Others. The Niagara Book. A Complete Souvenir of Niagara Falls. Buffalo: Underhill and Nichols, 1893. First edition, third printing with a three-line copyright notice and 10 pages of ads (BAL states this may be a variant of the second printing). Octavo (6.875 x 4.625 inches; 175 x 117 mm.). [8], 225, [1, imprinted "Advertisements"], [10, ads] pages. Frontispiece, decorative chapter headings and 18 full-page and in-text half-tone illustrations by Harry Fenn. Wrapper issue with the publisher's side-stapled binding, wrappers printed in dark green and metallic gray; all edges of the text block trimmed. Spine slightly leaning; wrappers a little tanned, more so on the backstrip, and soiled in the margins, with a couple interior specks; spine ends chipped, missing only a little paper at the base of the spine but some fragments probably laid down; joints a little worn, with short tears at the ends and a couple bumps along the front; gray ink a little faded; short closed tear to the fore-edge of the rear wrapper (not affecting any text); corners softened with a couple small tears. Hinges probably mended; a couple very minor stains to the top edge of the text block. A good or better copy of a fragile book. Contains the first printing of Twain's "Extracts from Adam's Diary" (in the chapter "The First Authentic Mention of Niagara Falls"), as well as W. D. Howell's "Niagara, First and Last." Sold as a souvenir at Niagara Falls. BAL 3437. (#10106).

$125.00

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019. Mark Twain, W. D. Howells and Others. The Niagara Book. A Complete Souvenir of Niagara Falls. Buffalo: Underhill and Nichols, 1893. First edition, fourth printing with a two-line copyright notice and additional notice, page [226] blank with no terminal advertisements. Octavo (6.625 x 4.5 inches; 170 x 113 mm.). [8], 225, [1, blank] pages. Frontispiece, decorative chapter headings and 18 full-page and in-text half-tone illustrations by Harry Fenn. Publisher's green cloth, spine and front board lettered in red and decoratively stamped in silver; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers, flyleaves. Covers very lightly rubbed with a hint of soiling; backstrip faintly tanned; spine ends and corners softly pushed with just a touch of wear. Hinges starting, the endpapers mostly cracked, but they're still secure; faint offsetting to the endpapers. Near fine. Contains the first printing of Twain's "Extracts from Adam's Diary" (in the chapter "The First Authentic Mention of Niagara Falls"), as well as W. D. Howell's "Niagara, First and Last." Sold as a souvenir at Niagara Falls. BAL 3437. (#10107).

$125.00

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020. Mark Twain. The £1,000,000 Bank Note. And Other New Stories. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1893. First edition. Octavo (7.5 x 5.25 inches; 190 x 135 mm.). 260, [2, blank], 9 (ads), [1, blank] pages. Frontispiece inserted and included in the pagination. Publisher's light grayish-brown cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board stamped in gilt and black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers, flyleaves. Covers faintly darkened and very lightly soiled; rear board with a small interior divot, causing a closed tear to the pastedown; spine ends a little worn, with a thin chip to the crown; corners tapped. Top edge of the text block a little dusty; occasional mild over-opening, a couple gatherings very slightly sprung. Near fine. Collection of nine short stories. BAL 3436. (#10104).

$225.00

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021. Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer Abroad. By Huck Finn. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1894. First edition. Octavo (8.875 x 5.75 inches; 200 x 145 mm.). [2, blank], [2, half-title (verso blank)], 219, [1, blank], [4, ads], [2, blank] pages. Full-page frontispiece and twenty-four full-page illustrations by Dan Beard. Publisher's light gray pictorial cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt and stamped in black and orangish-brown (BAL state A, sequence unknown). Covers a little darkened with some mild soiling; spine very slightly askew with a shallow furrow near the front joint; spine ends lightly worn; corners tapped. Text block over-opened in a few places; endpapers a little foxed with a few stray fox marks or other minor blemishes throughout, mostly in the margins; contemporary gift inscription in pencil on the preliminary blank. Very good. A science-fiction story in the vein of Jules Verne. BAL 3440. (#10108).

$325.00

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022. [Mark Twain]. "The Panama Railroad." [contained in:] Chips from Literary Workshops. New York: The Chips Publishing Co., March, 1895. First edition. Sixteenmo (5.875 x 4.5 inches; 150 x 115 mm.). Eight unpaginated leaves. In-text portrait of John Kendrick Bangs, decorative head- and tailpieces. Disbound, side-stitching removed and newly, but discreetly, respined; original self-wrappers and cover-title, printed in red and black. Wrappers with a touch of wear, a few old tears since professionally mended; rear wrapper very lightly soiled. Very good. Edited by Will H. Clemens. "The Panama Railroad" first published in book form two years later in Sixty and Six Chips from Literary Work Shops (also edited by Will Clemens). (#10189).

$40.00

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023. Mark Twain. Following the Equator. A Journey around the World. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1897. First edition, variant with a single imprint on the inserted title-page (also seen with a double imprint with Doubleday & McClure; no priority, but Johnson preferred the single imprint). Octavo (8.875 x 5.75 inches; 225 x 145 mm.). [2, inserted title-leaf], [3]-712 pages. Frontispiece inserted, with tissue guard, and numerous full-page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered and elaborately stamped in gilt, front board stamped in gilt with a pictorial paper onlay; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers, flyleaves. Covers very lightly rubbed; spine ends bumped and a little worn; spine gilt very lightly worn. Text over-opened in a couple places with a few gatherings slightly sprung; some staining to the front free endpaper; title-page and tissue guard foxed. Very good. From the library of James Strohn Copley with his bookplate. BAL 3451. (#10118).

$250.00

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024. Mark Twain. Following the Equator. A Journey around the World. Hartford: American Publishing Company; New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1897. First edition, variant with two imprints on the inserted title-page (also seen with just American Publishing Company; no priority, but Johnson preferred the single imprint). Octavo (8.875 x 5.75 inches; 225 x 145 mm.). [2, inserted title-leaf], [3]-712 pages. Frontispiece inserted with numerous full-page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered and elaborately stamped in gilt, front board stamped in gilt with a pictorial paper onlay; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers, flyleaves. Spine gently leaning; spine ends pushed; front board lightly rubbed; corners softly bumped; extremities a little worn with a very small tear to the cloth near the base of the spine. Text block sagging just a little; hinges mended; rear flyleaf excised. Good but still appears quite nice. BAL 3451. (#10117).

$200.00

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025. Mark Twain. English as She Is Taught. Boston: Mutual Book Company, [1900]. First edition. Octavo (7 x 4.75 inches; 178 x 120 mm.). 28, [1, ads], [3, blank] pages. Printed on laid paper, horizontal chain lines, sheets bulk one-eighth of one inch. Publisher's binding in the original bluish-gray wrappers, printed in red and black; page edges untrimmed. Backstrip faintly tanned; a few little nicks along the spine, a few marginal wrinkles. Page edges with a couple chips, some faint discoloration. Near fine. BAL 3465. (#10100).

$100.00




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026. Mark Twain. English as She Is Taught. Boston: Mutual Book Company, [1900]. First edition. Octavo (7 x 4.75 inches; 178 x 120 mm.). 28, [1, ads], [3, blank] pages. Printed on laid paper, vertical chain lines, sheets bulk three-sixteenths of one inch. Publisher's binding in the original bluish-gray wrappers, printed in red and black; page edges untrimmed. Wrappers a little worn along the fore-edge; previous ownership signature along the upper margin of the front wrapper. Front hinge cracked, but still holding, and over-opened between gatherings. A nice, very good copy. BAL 3465. (#10101).

$100.00

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027. Mark Twain. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg. And Other Stories and Sketches. London: Chatto & Windus, 1900. First English edition, with the first printing of two pieces not in the U. S. edition: "Christian Science and the Book of Mrs. Eddy" and "Diplomatic Pay and Clothes." Octavo (7.375 x 5 inches; 187 x 125 mm.). [8], 414, [1, small woodcut], [1, blank] pages with a 32-page publisher's catalog inserted at the rear, dated September 1900 (later state). Frontispiece illustration inserted. Publisher's orange cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board lettered and ruled in black and stamped in black and yellow; top edge of the text block gilt, others rough-trimmed; floral endpapers. Backstrip a little dulled; covers slightly soiled with a faint tidemark in the upper corner of the front board; joints and edges with a touch of wear; corners tapped. Top edge gilt very lightly tarnished; preliminary gathering and fore-edge of the text faintly foxed; publisher's catalog tanned. Very good. BAL 3460. (#10121).

$75.00

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028. [Mark Twain]. "Instructions in Art, Part I". [contained in:] The New Metropolitan. New York: The Metropolitan Magazine Company, April, 1903. First edition. Octavo (9.375 x 6.5 inches; 240 x 165 mm.). [8, ads and contents], 128, [8, portraits], [16, ads] pages. Color frontispiece inserted with numerous in-text and full-page illustrations throughout (including some by Twain in his contribution). Publisher's side-stapled binding in the original illustrated wrappers. Spine rolled with chipping to the spine ends (causing the loss of some text); wrappers lightly soiled with a soft crease across the front wrapper; rear joint partially split. Text with a tidemark in the upper margin and part of the lower margin throughout with some adjacent leaves stuck together in the gutter margin. Good. Edited by John Kendrick Bangs. (#10197).

$50.00

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029. Mark Twain. An Unexpected Acquaintance. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1904]. First separate edition, second state, without the date printed on the title-page. Octavo (7.75 x 5.125 inches; 195 x 130 mm.). [4, front wrapper and title-leaf], 18, [2, rear wrapper] pages; text partially unopened. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding, self-wrappers (conjugate with the title-leaf and last leaf of the text). Wrappers slightly tanned in the inner margins; fore-edge margins lightly foxed; light bruising (minor insect damage) near the spine; spine fold partially split below the bottom staple; negligible soiling on the rear wrapper. Very good. BAL 3664 ("Reprinted from A Tramp Abroad, 1880. Deposited Nov. 17, 1904"). (#10167).

$275.00

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030. Mark Twain. I Udvalg. [Collected Works, edited by Vilh. Møller]. Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel, 1904[-1905]. First collected Danish edition. Four volumes in one. Octavo (9.375 x 6.25 inches; 240 x 160 mm.). [2, blank], [4], 169, [1], [2, contents leaf]; [4], 190, [1], [1, contents]; 188, [2], [2, contents leaf]; 188, [1], [1, blank], [2, contents leaf], [2, blank] pages. Illustrated by Alfred Schmidt with full color illustrated plates inserted throughout and full-page black and white illustrations at the start of each volume. Later dark green half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine in six panels with five raised bands, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label; page edges speckled in dark green; very light greenish-blue laid-paper endpapers. Spine very gently leaning; extremities with just a touch of wear. Page margins very faintly tanned but still perfectly supple. Near fine. (#10177).

$75.00

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031. Mark Twain. King Leopold's Soliloquy. A Defense of His Congo Rule. Boston: The P. R. Warren Co., 1905. Second edition, so stated on the title-page with publisher's notice, dated January 1, 1906, tipped on to the half-title. Octavo (7.25 x 4.875 inches; 185 x 120 mm.). 55, [1] pages. Frontispiece and six illustrated plates inserted throughout; in-text illustrations. Publisher's side-stapled binding in the original wrappers; all edges of the text block trimmed. Spine very slightly leaning; wrappers rubbed with some mild spotty discoloration and a few soft creases; edges worn with the bottom one and one-quarter inches of the backstrip chipped. Corners of the text block slightly bent. A nice text with good wrappers. BAL 3485. (#10126).

$75.00

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032. Mark Twain. Christian Science. With Notes Containing Corrections to Date. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907. First edition, "Published February, 1907" and 17 titles (later 18) in the Uniform Edition list on the copyright page, illustrations list in six lines, 'W' on page 5, line 14 replaced and appears mismatched, 'Autobiography' spelled correctly on page 123. Octavo (7.625 x 5.25 inches; 195 x 133 mm.). [6], 362 pages. Frontispiece portrait, dated [1906] (BAL first state), inserted. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board stamped in gilt, rear board stamped in blind; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Backstrip faintly darkened; top inch or so of both joints torn, turning the crown into a flap; base of the spine lightly worn; corners barely bent with a touch of wear; a few tiny faint blemishes on the boards. Text block sagging a little; hinges starting; a couple instances of mild over-opening. About very good. BAL 3497. (#10127).

$50.00

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033. Mark Twain. A Horse's Tale. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907. First edition. Octavo (7.875 x 5.125 inches; 200 x 130 mm.). viii, [2], 153, [1], [5, blank] pages. Frontispiece and four additional illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's red cloth, spine and front board lettered in white, front board decoratively stamped in white and black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine slightly askew; backstrip very faintly dulled with some spine lettering partially effaced; covers very lightly soiled; spine ends and corners softly pushed with a touch of wear. Small stain to the fore-edge of the text block; several previous ownership signatures (and one rubber stamp) on the front free endpaper. Very good. BAL 3500. (#10128).

$40.00

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034. Mark Twain. Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. First edition. Octavo (7.875 x 5.125 inches; 200 x 130 mm.). [2, blank], [iv], 120, [1], [1, blank] pages (sheets bulk nine-sixteenths of an inch, one of three variants, no established priority). Illustrated frontispiece inserted with tissue guard. Publisher's red cloth, spine and front board lettered in white, front board decoratively stamped in gray and blue; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine just barely leaning; backstrip very faintly dulled; boards with a hint of soiling; light rubbing to the decoration on the front board. Near fine. BAL 3511. (#10129).

$125.00

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035. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's "1601." Conversation As it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors. [no place: 1915]. Unknown (to us) privately printed edition; limited to 100 copies, of which this is number 3. Sixteenmo (6 x 4 inches; 150. x 105 mm.). [15], [1, blank] pages on Strathmore USA watermarked paper. Publisher's cord binding with the original dark red limp leather wrappers (split and detached), front wrapper lettered in gilt and ruled and blind; all edges of the text block rough trimmed; marbled endpapers. Wrappers tattered, split on the centerfold and creased; extended chip across the bottom edge; small interior hole in the upper margin of the front wrapper; rear wrapper a little soiled. Text faintly tanned, particularly along the edges; centerfold of the text splitting at the bottom edge; intermittent mild soiling; previous ownership signature in pencil on the front free endpaper. Fair. No copies found listed on WorldCat. Not in BAL (first edition BAL 3407). (#10142).

$75.00

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036. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's [Date, 1601.] Conversation As it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors. Embellished with an Illuminating Introduction, Facetious Footnotes and a Bibliography by Franklin J. Meine. Chicago: Privately printed, 1939. Mark Twain Society of Chicago edition, cloth issue, limited to 550 copies, of which this is number M-49, one of the fifty copies allocated to Meine for presentation and signed by him on the colophon. Octavo (9.8125 x 6.75 inches; 250 x 170 mm.). 80, [1, blank], [1, colophon], [2, blank] pages (note: pages [1]-[2] are blank). Full-page frontispiece by R. H. Winkler. Publisher's light brown cloth, red leather labels, lettered and stamped in gilt, affixed to the front board and spine; top edge of the text block stained red (faded), others untrimmed; plain endpapers. Covers very lightly tanned along the backstrip and around the edges with a few very minor instances of spot-soiling; spine ends and corners tapped and a little worn with a touch of fraying; leather spine label lightly chipped along the left edge. A few trivial interior soil spots; "signed by the editor" written in pen on the front free endpaper. Near fine. Meine's bibliography includes 44 previous editions of this work. Not in BAL (first edition BAL 3407). (#10143).

$100.00

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037. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's [Date, 1601.] Conversation As it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors. Embellished with an Illuminating Introduction, Facetious Footnotes and a Bibliography by Franklin J. Meine. Chicago: Privately printed, 1939. Mark Twain Society of Chicago edition, cloth issue, limited to 550 copies, this copy out of series and unnumbered. Octavo (9.8125 x 6.75 inches; 250 x 170 mm.). 80, [1, blank], [1, colophon], [2, blank] pages (note: pages [1]-[2] are blank). Full-page frontispiece by R. H. Winkler. Publisher's light brown cloth, red leather labels, lettered and stamped in gilt, affixed to the front board and spine; top edge of the text block stained red, others untrimmed; plain endpapers. Spine very slightly askew; covers very lightly dust-soiled; tiny chips to the right edge of the spine label. Top stain faintly faded; bookplate. Near fine. Meine's bibliography includes 44 previous editions of this work. Not in BAL (first edition BAL 3407). (#10144).

$40.00

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038. [Mark Twain]. The Mark Twain Calendar. 1917. [New York: Sully & Kleinteich, 1916]. First edition. Quarto (9.5 x 7 inches; 240 x 175 mm.). Unpaginated leaves, one per week, printed recto only in light grayish blue. Marginal decorations. Publisher's cord binding tied on the top edge, in the original illustrated wrappers; all edges of the text block trimmed. Spine slightly leaning; wrapper edges a little worn, torn near the ties and slightly chipped at the corners; margins of the front wrapper faintly tanned with a small splash on the left side; tiny spots of wear in the title. Page margins very faintly darkened but still supple. Very good. BAL 3685 (1920 edition only). (#10170).

$250.00

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039. [Mark Twain]. Samuel L. Clemens. The Curious Republic of Gondour. And Other Whimsical Sketches. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1919. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 4.5 inches; 185 x 115 mm.). vii, [1, blank], [2, fly-title (verso blank)], 140, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's white quarter-cloth, lettered in black, over yellow paper-covered boards, lettered, ruled and stamped in black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine slightly leaning; backstrip tanned with a few small splashes with a slightly larger tidemark at the base of a spine (about one and one-half inches long); a few small spots of soiling on the boards and edges; corners softly bumped and a little worn. Endpapers with some faint offsetting and light foxing. Very good. BAL 3527. (#10135).

$50.00

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040. Mark Twain. Saint Joan of Arc. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1919]. First separate edition, publisher's code D-T on the copyright page (April 1919), first state with the endpapers printed in green and the marginal illustration on page 18 property oriented. Quarto (9.125 x 7 inches; 230 x 180 mm.). [2, blank], xiii, [1, blank], [2, fly-title leaf], 32, [6, blank] pages. Four unpaginated leaves with tipped-in full-color illustrations, including the frontispiece, by Howard Pyle; marginal decorations by Wilfred J. Jones. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board ruled in gilt with "The Triumphal Entry into Rheims" illustration affixed in the central panel; top edge of the text block gilt, others untrimmed; illustrated endpapers; in the original dust jacket. Front board very slightly splayed; spine gilt and extremities with a just touch of wear. Front endpapers faintly tanned; very faint offsetting from marginal decorations throughout; bottom corner of the frontispiece creased; contemporary ownership signature in blue ink on the front free endpaper. Dust jacket with a faint damp stain along the spine extending onto the front panel and another along the front flap fold; light chipping to the spine ends and fold edges, short closed tear extending from the crown affecting a few printed letters; tiny pinprick hole along the rear panel fold; folds lightly creased. A near fine copy in a very good jacket. BAL 3683 ("Reprinted from $30,000 Bequest, 1906."). (#10169).

$400.00

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041. [Mark Twain]. Mark Twain and Fairhaven. Fairhaven, Mass: Millicent Library, 1926. Second edition. Octavo (8 x 5.125 inches; 205 x 133 mm.). 8 pages, printed on laid paper. Two illustrations on one inserted plate. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original oversized grayish-blue wrappers, printed in black; all edges of the text block trimmed. Wrapper margins faintly dulled; two small splashes to the rear wrapper; edges wrinkled. Near fine. BAL 3518 (first edition). (#10133).

$50.00






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042. Mark Twain. The Stormfield Edition of the Writings of Mark Twain. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1929. Original prospectus. Octavo (8.5 x 5.75 inches; 215 x 140 mm.). [16] pages printed on laid paper, title-page (Tom Sawyer) printed in red and black. Frontispiece and six inserted illustrated plates, all but one with tissue guards, four captioned. Publisher's dark blue cloth, front board triple-ruled in gilt with the author's facsimile signature stamped in gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers with a spine sample (also Tom Sawyer) laid down at the rear. Spine very slightly leaning; spine ends and corners slightly worn; covers very lightly rubbed; gilt rules with a couple tiny chips and a touch of soiling. Front hinge barely starting; bottom of the text bumped in the gutter margin; fifth leaf with a closed tear in the gutter margin, barely affecting the text. Very good. Published in 37 volumes, limited to 1024 sets. (#10141).

$400.00

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043. Mark Twain. Be Good, Be Good. A Poem. New York: Privately printed, 1931. First edition, regular issue, printed in green, following ten to twelve copies on vellum printed in blue. Octavo (8.25 x 5.25 inches; 208 x 135 mm.). Single sheet of Canterbury laid paper, French-folded for 4 pages. Publisher's self-wrappers with cover-title. Folded horizontally (as mailed?); a touch of soiling and some trivial edgewear. Previous ownership signature on page [2]. Near fine. BAL 3553 ("Privately printed by Merle Johnson as a Christmas token, 1931"). (#10152).

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044. Mark Twain. The Family Mark Twain. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1935]. First edition. Octavo (9.25 x 6.25 inches; 235 x 160 mm.; sheet bulk just under 1.75 inches (different from the Book-of-the-Month-Club edition)). xxiv, 1462, [2, blank] pages; title-page printed in reddish-black. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, front board stamped in gilt with the author's facsimile signature and ruled in blind; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine barely leaning, text very slightly shaken but not as much as expected for such a substantial text block; bottom corners bumped; extremities with just a touch of wear. Page edges faintly tanned but still supple; previous ownership signature on the front free endpaper; last few leaves with a short tear to the fore-edge. Near fine. BAL 3704. (#10176).

$40.00

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045. Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer. A Drama. Washington, D. C., Jacob Blanck, 1940. First edition, "small paper edition" (BAL), one of 100 copies on Strathmore Text laid paper (with 25 "large paper edition" copies on Strathmore All Rag). Octavo (7.875 x 5.375 inches; 200 x 135 mm.). Single sheet, French-folded for 4 pages. Self-wrappers. Some very faint marginal soiling. Nearly fine. BAL 3565. (#10156).

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046. Mark Twain. Mark Twain in Eruption. Hitherto Unpublished Pages about Men and Events. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. First edition with the K-P publisher's code (October 1940) on the copyright page; hardcover issue (one of 7000 copies such copies, issued simultaneously with 500 "thin paper" copies in a flexible binding). Octavo (8.5 x 5.75 inches; 215 x 145 mm.). [2], xxviii, [1], [1, blank], 402, [2, blank] pages. Full-page facsimile letter frontispiece. Publisher's dark brownish red cloth (terra-cotta imitation buckram), spine lettered and ruled in gilt with a blue gilt-lettered label, front board stamped in blue, outlining the publisher's device; top edge of the text-block trimmed, others rough-trimmed; plain endpapers. In the original dust jacket. Spine ends barely pushed; top corners just slightly bent; extremities with a touch of wear. A couple negligible soil spots to the text; title page with a tiny folded tear on the fore edge. Dust jacket spine panel faded in the red ink; edges somewhat worn with a few minor nicks and tiny chips, one short (about one inch) closed tear on the bottom edge of the front panel; mild soiling along the edges of the rear panel; price-clipped. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Edited by Bernard DeVoto. BAL 3564. (#10155).

$125.00

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047. [Mark Twain]. Samuel L. Clemens. My Dear Bro. A Letter from Samuel Clemens to His Brother Orion. [Berkeley: The Berkeley Albion, 1961. First edition. Octavo (9.75 x 6.5 inches; 245 x 165 mm.). [4, blank], 9, [1, blank], [1, printer's note], [5, blank] pages. Publisher's saddle-stitched binding in the original light brown, laid-paper wrappers, oversized with flaps folded over the first and last leaves (blanks). Edges with only a hint of wear; tiny soft bruise near the fore-edge on the front wrapper. Nearly fine. Privately printed by Kenneth John Carpenter for members of the Grolier and Roxburghe Clubs who visited the UC-Berkeley campus on April 24, 1961 (printer's note). (#10263).

$125.00

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048. Mark Twain. A Letter from Mark Twain Concerning the Paige Compositor. [Glendale, CA: Vance Gerry, 1982]. First edition, limited to 200 copies, of which 100 were given to members of the Rounce & Coffin Club. Octavo (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 215 x 140 mm.). 4 unpaginated leaves. Publisher's saddle-stitched binding; self-wrappers with cover-title. Fine. (#10271).

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049. [Mark Twain]. F. G. Welch. That Convention. Or, Five Days a Politician. New York and Chicago: F. G. Welch & Co., American News Company and others, 1872. First edition. Twelvemo (7.25 x 4.75 inches; 185 x 120 mm.). 184 pages. Folding frontispiece and numerous full-page and in-text illustrations by Frank Beard. Publisher's brown cloth, spine and front board stamped in gilt, boards ruled in blind; all edges of the text block trimmed; brown coated endpapers. Spine leaning gently; spine ends and corners worn with some loss of cloth; joints abraded with a minor split on the rear joint; circular damp stain on the front board in the central gilt stamping; some minor, light soiling and splashes; corners bumped. Text slightly shaken; rear hinge starting; dark stain to the rear endpapers; light marginal soiling throughout; a couple instances of over-opening, first gathering slightly sprung; crimped edges and a closed tear to the frontispiece. About very good. An excerpt from Roughing It, "The Champion Chirography of the Modern Cincinnatus," on pages 147-155 with a portrait of Twain on page 146. BAL Clemens Section III, page 246. (#10179).

$35.00

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050. 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).

$100.00

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051. [Mark Twain (introduction)]. Pedro Carolino. The New Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English. In Two Parts. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First edition. Sixteenmo (5.75 x 4.5 inches; 145 x 115 mm.). [2, blank], xiv, 182, [2, blank] pages. Wrapper issue (also published in cloth), publisher's binding in the original printed orangish pink wrappers, cover title; all edges of the text trimmed. Wrapper edges chipped but not affecting any text; wrapper split along the spine, still secure; small (about the size of a dime) splash on the front wrapper. Light over-opening in a few places; very mild soiling throughout. Good or better. "One cannot open this book anywhere and not find richness" (Introduction, p. ix). A comically inept book of secondhand translations. BAL 3412. (#10095).

$125.00

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052. John A. Jennings (editor). Readings from American Authors. Humorous and Pathetic. Dublin: Carson Brothers, [1884]. First edition. Octavo (7.125 x 4.625 inches; 180 x 115 mm.). [2, ads], 256, [32, ads] pages. Publisher's yellow paper covered boards, printed in red and black with a portrait of Mark Twain on the front board; all edges of the text block trimmed; ad pastedowns, no free endpapers. Covers soiled and rubbed, effacing most of the portrait on the cover and rendering some of the printed text illegible; joints and edges worn with much of the backstrip perished; corners bumped. Hinges stressed, with the appearance of disintegrated old repairs; over-opened throughout; page edges tanned and worn; leaf with pages 255-256 apparently reinserted; previous ownership signatures. An acceptable copy. Features eight Mark Twain contributions: "Curing a Cold," "The Ladies," "Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man," "European Guides," "Punch, Bothers, Punch," "My Editing," "Concerning Chambermaids" and "The Danger of Lying in Bed." (#10183).

$75.00

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053. A. R. Spofford and Rufus E. Shapley (editors). The Library of Wit and Humor. Prose and Poetry Selected from the Literature of All Times and Nations. Philadelphia: Gebbie & Co, Publishers, 1885[-1886]. First edition, mixed early printings, third and fourth volumes dated 1885 (earliest we saw), the first volume is also dated 1885, but that was initially published a year earlier, the second volume is undated (should be 1884) and the fifth is dated 1886 (should be 1885). Five volumes. Octavo (9.125 x 6.125 inches; 230 x 155 mm.). Variously paginated, text in two columns. Illustrated plates inserted throughout. Contemporary half light brown polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, compartments stamped in gilt with two gilt-lettered labels; marbled page edges and endpapers; double flyleaves. Spines very slightly askew; boards lightly rubbed; edges and joints slightly worn with a couple trivial nicks. Plates foxed along the edges with light marginal foxing throughout. Very good. Collects three short Mark Twain stories: "Jumping Frog," "Story of the Bad Little Boy" and "Scriptural Panoramist" with two excerpts from The Gilded Age. (#10184).

$125.00

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054. Caroline B. Le Row. English as She Is Taught. Being Genuine Answers to Examination Questions in our Public Schools. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1887. First edition. Small octavo (6.125 x 4.75 inches x 155 x 120 mm.). xli, [1, blank], 109, [1, printer's imprint] pages. Publisher's yellowish brown textured (faux alligator skin) cloth, spine and front board lettered in black; top edge gilt, others untrimmed; plain endpapers. Spine very slightly leaning; spine ends and corners bumped and a little worn. Light discoloration to the free endpapers from the binding glue; fore-edge somewhat ruffled; light marginal soiling; over-opened between pages 54 and 55. Very good. Twain's review, on pages xi-xli, first appeared in the April 1887 issue of Century Magazine; an excerpt appears in the U. S. edition. Twain prepared his own edition in 1900 (see items 025 and 026). BAL 3420. (#10096).

$125.00

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055. J. H. Furneaux (editor). [Glimpses of] India. A Grand Photographic History of The Land of Antiquity, the vast Empire of the East. London: International Art Co., [circa 1896]. First English edition, Imperial edition (also special limited edition) issue, limited to 1000 copies for export to America, this being out of series and unnumbered. Folio (10.75 x 13.5 inches; 275 x 340 mm.). [2, blank], xv, 33-544 pages. 500 photographic illustrations, full-page and in-text, some in full-color on inserted plates. Publisher's dark grayish blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board ruled and stamped in dark blue, rear board ruled in blind with decorative corner pieces; marbled page edges and endpapers. Spine leaning; covers worn, particularly at the corners, spine ends and joints; somewhat soiled; front board slightly bowed. Text block sagging and slightly shaken, as expected for such a heavy volume. Page edges a little worn in the preliminaries, occasional mild marginal soiling. Good. Brief letter of endorsement by Mark Twain printed on page iv, written from Bombay, commenting on the Bombay and Philadelphia first edition from the preceding year. Much less common than the first edition, which lacks Twain's commentary, with only one record found in Rare Book Hub (Auction Explorer Books, 2007, equally rough shape). (#10190).

$400.00

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056. John F. B. Lillard (editor). The Medical Muse. Grave and Gay. A Collection of Rhymes Up To Date, by the Doctor, for the Doctor, and against the Doctor. New York: I. E. Booth, Medical Publisher, [1895]. First edition, second printing title-page imprint, "I. E. Booth ... 36 West 126th St., New York." Twelvemo (7.25 x 4.875 inches; 182 x 125 mm.). [10], 140, [1, blank], [1, fly title, same information as the title-page without the five-line slug and the street address numbers transposed (63 instead of 36)] pages. Publisher's binding in the original light brownish-gray wrappers, printed in black on the front wrapper; all edges of the text block trimmed. Spine very slightly skewed and wrinkled with the publication info written in manuscript ink; wrappers a little soiled with some mild foxing; edges very lightly worn. Previous ownership signature on the title-page, notes written on the final page and rear inner wrapper, a few clippings tipped in with faint offsetting opposite; a few dog-eared leaves. Very good, with a contemporary handmade jacket (lightly worn with some fading). Contains Twain's "The Love Song," originally printed in an article in New York Sun ("In a Health Factory," February 7, 1892). BAL 3445. (#10110).

$275.00

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057. Lilian Whiting. Kate Field. A Record. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899. First edition. Octavo (7.875 x 5.125 inches; 200 x 130 mm.). [2, blank], viii, [2, illustrations list (verso blank)], [2, fly-title, quote on verso)], 610, [1, publisher's imprint], [3, blank] pages with four pages of ads inserted before the terminal blank. Frontispiece and five illustrated plates inserted throughout, one being a double-sided facsimile reproduction of a letter. Publisher's green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt with a gilt-stamped feather on the front board; top edge of the text block gilt, others untrimmed; plain endpapers. Spine gently leaning; backstrip and board edges dulled; covers lightly soiled with just a touch of wear; corners slightly bent. Very slightly shaken; page edges somewhat worn, as expected, a few minor marginal tears; very minor worm damage in the gutter of the front endpapers; contemporary owner's signature on the front free endpaper, bookplate of another owner on the front pastedown (faint offsetting opposite). Very good. Includes the first printing of a Mark Twain letter on pages 448-449 on the subject of Mormons. (#10193).

$50.00

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058. Julia Ward Howe (introduction). Masterpieces of American Eloquence. [Christian Herald Selection]. New York: Christian Herald, 1900. First edition. Octavo (8.5 x 6.375 inches; 215 x 160 mm.). [2, title-leaf (copyright on verso)], 504 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Abraham Lincoln inserted, several other full-page portraits throughout (including Twain on page [429], illustrated tailpieces and initials. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in black (?) and stamped in white, front board lettered in white and stamped in gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Covers lightly rubbed; backstrip slightly darkened; stamping and lettering worn and partially rubbed away; gilt tarnished; spine ends and corners bumped and worn. Text slightly sagging, as expected with such a heavy text block; hinges cracked but holding firm. Good. Contains first printings of two Mark Twain speeches: "The Discounts of an Author" and "An Author's Soldiering." BAL 3462. (#10122).

$25.00

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059. Gutenberg-Museums. Gutenberg-fetz zu Mainz im Jahre 1900. Zugleich Erinnerungs-Gabe an die Eröffnung des Gutenberg-Museums am 23. Juni 1901. Mainz: Hermann Quasthoff, 1901. First edition. Quarto (9.25 x 6.75 inches; 235 x 170 mm.). [4], 139, [1, blank] pages without the addendum (Nachtrag) slip. Frontispiece. Publisher's perfect binding in the original light grayish-blue wrappers; all edges of the text block trimmed. Spine slightly askew; title written in manuscript on backstrip; spine ends very lightly worn; faint tidemark to the upper margin (continues throughout the text, though it's barely visible for the most part); wrappers very lightly soiled. Occasional very minor spot soiling throughout the text. Very good. First printing of a Mark Twain letter to Adolph Goerz discussing the invention of the printing press on pages 13-14 ("The world concedes without hesitation or dispute that Gutenberg's invention is incomparably the mightiest event that has ever happened in profane history"). The letter is in English, but otherwise, the text is in German. (#10194).

$125.00

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060. James Phinney Baxter. Agamenticus, Bristol, Gorgeana, York. An Oration... York, Maine: Published by the Old York Historical and Improvement Society, 1904. First edition. Octavo (9.25 x 6.25 inches; 235 x 160 mm.). [2, title-leaf (printer on verso)], [2, contents leaf (verso blank)], 136 pages. Illustrated plates inserted throughout, tissue guards, with Twain's portrait opposite page 119. Publisher's binding in the original grayish-blue oversized wrappers, printed in red and black; top edge of the text trimmed, others untrimmed; plain free endpapers. Spine very slightly leaning with a couple mild creases and hint of roll; wrapper edges a little worn with a few short closed tears and minor nicks, curled on the fore-edge; a couple soft diagonal creases to the front wrapper. Extensive, but faint, foxing throughout the text; hint of must. Near fine. Twain's commentary on pages 119-120. BAL 3484. (#10124).

$250.00

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061. James Phinney Baxter. Agamenticus, Bristol, Gorgeana, York. An Oration... York, Maine: Published by the Old York Historical and Improvement Society, 1904. First edition. Octavo (9.25 x 6.25 inches; 235 x 160 mm.). [2, title-leaf (printer on verso)], [2, contents leaf (verso blank)], 136 pages. Illustrated plates inserted throughout, tissue guards, with Twain's portrait opposite page 119. Publisher's gray ribbed cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, front board ruled and lettered in black, lettered in red, stamped in red, green and gilt, and painted in white; top edge of the text block gilt, others untrimmed; plain endpapers. Spine slightly askew; a few faint blemishes on the backstrip; white painting on the front board a little rubbed; rear board very slightly bowed; corners just barely tapped. Extensive, but faint, foxing throughout the text; hint of must; bookplate. Near fine. Twain's commentary on pages 119-120. BAL 3484 (wrapper issue). (#10123).

$125.00

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062. M. E. Wood (compiler). Lawrence and Eleanor Hutton. Their Books of Association. New York: Privately printed, 1905. First edition, limited to 152 numbered copies, of which this is number 77. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eleanor Hutton on the front pastedown: "To William Bliss / I am sure you will find a place for this book about a library which, you liked, in your own library - it goes to you with love from us both. / Eleanor V Hutton / Easter 1905." Octavo (9.125 x 6.125 inches; 230 x 155 mm.). [8], 208, [2, blank] pages, limitation leaf inserted; bifolium with biographical information for Laurence Hutton laid in. Frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated plate affixed to the verso of the fly-title. Publisher's half vellum over grayish blue paper-covered boards; spine lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped facsimile handwriting sample on the front board; page edges untrimmed; plain endpapers. Covers very lightly dulled with a touch of soiling; boards very lightly rubbed with some gilt worn away on the front board; some minor wear to the board edges. Title page discolored with offsetting from the frontispiece; occasional light marginal soiling. Very good or better. Bookplates of Laurence Hutton and William Bliss on the front free endpaper (mild offsetting opposite). Printed at the De Vinne Press. A catalogue of the presentation copies in the Huttons' library, printed in a number to give a copy to each of the living authors included. This appears to be given to a friend, as there is no entry for William Bliss.

Includes a first printing of a Mark Twain letter on pages 66-67 as well as catalog entries for Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and first Romance (page 29), The Celebrated Jumping Frog (page 129) and The Gilded Age (page 129), with their inscriptions transcribed. (#10201).

$300.00

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063. M. E. Wood (compiler). Lawrence and Eleanor Hutton. Their Books of Association. New York: Privately printed, 1905. First edition, limited to 152 numbered copies, of which this is number 145. Octavo (9.125 x 6.125 inches; 230 x 155 mm.). [8], 208, [2, blank] pages, limitation leaf inserted; bifolium with biographical information for Laurence Hutton laid in. Frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated plate affixed to the verso of the fly-title. Publisher's half vellum over grayish blue paper-covered boards; spine lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped facsimile handwriting sample on the front board; page edges untrimmed; plain endpapers. Backstrip lightly soiled with a small interior bruise and a short closed tear to the crown; covers darkened with a few minor soiling spots and a long thin vertical tidemark near the front joint; edges very lightly worn. Offsetting to the title-page from the frontispiece. Very good. Printed at the De Vinne Press. A catalogue of the presentation copies in the Huttons' library, printed in a number to give a copy to each of the living authors included. Typically found inscribed by Eleanor Hutton, but this has only an ownership signature.

Includes a first printing of a Mark Twain letter on pages 66-67 as well as catalog entries for Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and first Romance (page 29), The Celebrated Jumping Frog (page 129) and The Gilded Age (page 129), with their inscriptions transcribed. (#10202).

$200.00

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064. Paul M. Pearson. The Humorous Speaker. A Book of Humorous Selections for Reading and Speaking. New York: Hinds, Noble & Eldredge, [1909]. First edition, without code letters beneath the copyright notice. Octavo (7.5 x 5.25 inches; 190 x 135 mm.). xiv, 352, [2, ads] pages, title-page printed in red and black. Publisher's dark blue ribbed cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt and stamped in white, front board ruled in black; top edge of the text block gilt, others trimmed; plain endpapers. Covers very lightly rubbed; spine ends and corners slightly worn; corners very slightly bent. Text block just barely sagging; very light foxing to the endpapers; a few leaves creased in the upper corner. Near fine. Contains two Mark Twain stories, "Christian Science" and "The Golden Arm," as well as contributions from George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle and many others. (#10207).

$40.00

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065. Cuyler Reynolds. New York at the Jamestown Exposition. Norfolk, Virginia, April 26 to December 1, 1907. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers, 1909. First edition. Quarto (10.75 x 8 inches; 273 x 200 mm.). 569, [7, blank] pages. Numerous full-page illustrations throughout (including frontispiece); two photographs of Twain (pages [407] and [411]). Publisher's red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, New York state seal on front board stamped in gilt and painted in white; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Covers with a few minor abrasions, partially obscuring a few letters on the spine; backstrip with some very shallow wrinkles; spine ends, headband and corners very lightly worn; bottom corners bumped; seal flaking around the edge and lightly rubbed. Fore edge of the text with a very faint tidemark in the margin of the first few leaves; bottom corner of the text softly bumped; a few very faint fox marks on the bottom edge. Very good. Contains the full text of "Twain on Fulton," following the publication of a brief extract in Extracts from the Minutes and Report of the Robert Fulton Monument Association in 1907. BAL 3512. (#10132).

$75.00

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066. Marshall P. Wilder (editor). The Wit and Humor of America. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, [circa 1911]. New edition with a new editor (originally edited by Kate Robb Milner and published in 1907 by Bobbs Merrill in five volumes); not the Library edition, published around the same time. Ten volumes. Twelvemo (5.875 x 4 inches; 150 x 100 mm.). Variously paginated (Library edition is continuously paginated); texts start on page 5 following two inserted conjugate leaves with an illustrated frontispiece (Mark Twain in the third volume) and title-leaf on different paper stock and printed in grayish green and black. Publisher's light red cloth, spine lettered and stamped in gilt; boards ruled in blind with a small corner decoration stamped in blind on the front boards; top edge of the text block stained red and speckled green (faded on some volumes); plain endpapers. In the original illustrated dust jackets, ads printed on the verso. Some boards very lightly bowed; some trivial edgewear; extremities lightly worn. Pages lightly tanned but still supple; occasional mild over-opening. Dust jackets somewhat tatty; first, sixth and last volumes split on a panel fold, some other folds starting; backstrips partially faded; slight chipping, mild paper loss to the spine ends of half the volumes. Near fine copies in generally good or better dust jackets. Not in BAL but the 1907 edition is BAL 3499. (#10212).

$125.00

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067. Georgette LeBlanc. The Girl who Found the Blue Bird. A Visit to Helen Keller. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1914. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 4.75 inches; 185 x 120 mm.). [6], 130 pages. Frontispiece and an additional illustrated plate (portraits of Keller and LeBlanc respectively). Publisher's light bluish-green cloth, spine and front board lettered and ruled in gilt; top edge of the text block gilt, others untrimmed; plain endpapers. In the original dust jacket, printed in green. Spine gently leaning; rear board very slightly bowed; spine ends softly pushed; spine ends and corners very lightly worn; tiny bump to the top edge of the rear board. Very faint discoloration to the endpapers with a tiny crimp in the rear hinge. Dust jacket backstrip faintly darkened; folds a little worn with some chipping to edges; a few minor nicks and closed tears; some trivial soiling. A near fine copy in a very good jacket. A short Mark Twain quote used in the jacket blurb on the front panel: "The two most interesting characters of the nineteenth century are Napoleon and Helen Keller." (#10228).

$175.00

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068. Julia Collier Harris. The Life and Letters of Joel Chandler Harris. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. First edition. Octavo (8.5 x 5.75 inches; 215 x 145 mm.). [ix], [1], [2, fly-title (verso blank)], 629, [2], [1, blank] pages. Frontispiece in color and numerous black and white illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's brown cloth, spine and front board lettered and ruled in gilt; top edge of the text block trimmed, others rough trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine slightly skewed; spine ends slightly pushed with a short, horizontal closed tear to the crown; extremities lightly worn; corners softly bumped; gilt lightly tarnished. Bookplate removed from the front pastedown; very faint marginal foxing. Very good. Contains the first printing of a letter from Twain to Harris with three from Harris to Twain, as well as Twain's account of the two's first meeting. BAL 7169. (#10230).

$25.00

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069. Royal Cortissoz. The Life of Whitelaw Reid. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. First edition. Two volumes. Octavo (8.75 x 6 inches; 225 x 150 mm.). [2], x, 424; vi, 472, [2, blank] pages. Frontispiece in each volume. Publisher's dark blue cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, front boards ruled in blind; top and bottom edges of the text blocks trimmed, fore-edges untrimmed; plain endpapers. Backstrips faded just a shade with a mild superficial scuff; covers lightly soiled with some very faint spotty discoloration; spine ends and corners tapped with a hint of wear. Endpapers with a hint of foxing and a minor vertical crease to the front free endpaper of the first volume. Very good. Prints two letters from Twain on pages 274-275 with additional quotes and anecdotes. (#10232).

$35.00

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070. Edward Bok. The Americanization of Edward Bok. The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. "Nimaha edition," limited to 1250 copies, of which this is number 190, and signed by the author. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 230 x 155 mm.). [2, blank], [2, half-title (verso blank)], xxiii, [1, blank], 473, [1, blank], [1, publisher's device], [1, blank] pages; title-page printed in red and black; limitation leaf inserted. Frontispiece and several illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's dark green quarter-cloth over light grayish-blue paper-covered boards, printed paper label affixed to the spine (additional one laid in). Page edges untrimmed; plain endpapers. Spine very slightly askew; backstrip very lightly rubbed near the base of the spine; spine ends and corners lightly worn; small ding to the upper edge of the front board; board lightly soiled and faintly dulled; spine label browned. Text tanned but still supple; page fore-edges a little worn; endpapers discolored from binding glue; contemporary bookplate. Very good. Won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. Originally published September 1920 and went through 19 printings ("editions") before the special signed limited edition was published in October 1922. Prints two Mark Twain letters on pages 204-206 and includes anecdotes about Twain and other prominent authors. Edward Bok was Dutch immigrant who served as editor for the Ladies' Home Journal. (#10233).

$100.00

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071. Thomas F. Madigan. Word Shadows of the Great. The Lure of Autograph Collecting. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1930. First edition, trade issue. Octavo (9.25 x 6.25 inches; 235 x 160 mm.). xiv, [2, quote (verso blank)], 300, [4, blank] pages. Frontispiece and several illustrated plates inserted throughout, in-text line illustrations. Publisher's reddish-brown cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board stamped in gilt, painted in white and ruled in blind; top edge of the text block stained brown, others rough-trimmed; illustrated endpapers. Spine ends gently pushed and very lightly worn, particularly at the crown; touch of wear to the corners. A few trivial scuffs to the top stain. Near fine. Contains the first printing of a Mark Twain letter on pages 182-183. (#10242).

$25.00

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072. G. K. Chesterton. A Century of Detective Stories. London: Hutchinson & Co., [1935]. First edition. Octavo (8.25 x 5.25 inches; 210 x 135 mm.). 1017, [1, blank], [4, ads] pages. Publisher's orange cloth, spine and front board lettered and stamped in black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Covers rubbed and lightly soiled, a few small splashes; backstrip and board edges somewhat faded; edges lightly worn with a couple short closed tears at the joint edge; corners bumped. Shaken but still secure, text block sagging very slightly; text block lightly dust-soiled with a thin dark stain at the bottom of the fore-edge; light insect wear to the fore-edge of a few leaves toward the end; page edges very lightly tanned but still supple; contemporary owner gift inscription. A good copy of a cheaply produced book. Contains Twain's "Stolen White Elephant" on pages 637-656. (#10243).

$25.00

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073. [Mark Twain; William D. Howells]. Henry Nash Smith and William M. Gibson (editors). Mark Twain-Howells Letters. The Correspondence of Samuel L. Clemens and William D. Howells. 1872-1910. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1960. First edition. Two volumes. Octavo (9.25 x 6 inches; 235 x 155 mm.). xxv, [1, blank], 454; [vi], [2 (verso blank)], 455-948, [2, blank] pages. Frontispiece in the first volume and several illustrated plates inserted throughout, including reproductions of the letters. Publisher's black cloth, spines lettered in gilt and white; all edges of the text block trimmed; brown endpapers. In the original dust jackets, priced $20.00. Extremities very lightly worn. A couple very minor soil spots to the page edges. Dust jacket edges very lightly worn with a few trivial nicks and a short (one half inch), diagonal closed tear to the top edge of the spine panel of the first volume; very limited rubbing to the rear panels. Near fine. (#10262).

$100.00

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Albert Bigelow Paine

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074. Albert Bigelow Paine. Mark Twain. A Biography. The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912. First edition, each with the correct publisher's code on the copyright page (H-M in the first volume, I-M in the others). Three volumes. Octavo (8.125 x 5.5 inches; 205 x 140 mm.). 561, [1]; 563-1109, [1]; 1111-1718, [1] pages. Frontispieces and numerous illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's red ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt, spine and front board ruled and stamped in gilt; top edge of the text block gilt, others untrimmed; plain endpapers. Spine ends barely pushed; extremities very lightly worn; corners very slightly bent; just a hint of rubbing to the boards and some very trivial soiling on the front board of the first volume. Nearly fine. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 251. (#10213).

$175.00

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075. Albert Bigelow Paine. Mark Twain. A Biography. The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912. First subscription edition, reprinted from the first edition in three volumes with some additional material and a reset index; each with the correct publisher's code on the copyright page (H-M in the first volume, I-M in the others). Four volumes. Octavo (8.125 x 5.5 inches; 205 x 140 mm.). 395, [1], [397]-829, [1]; [831]-1255, [1]; 1257-1718, [1] pages. Frontispieces and numerous illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, spine and front board ruled and stamped in gilt; top edge of the text block gilt, others untrimmed; plain endpapers. Backstrips faintly dulled and lightly soiled with some light spotty discoloration; boards a little rubbed, Volume 3 with a small stain and some minor wear to the gilt; corners tapped; extremities lightly worn. Folding plate in the fourth volume split at the first fold and crudely mended (still complete); offsetting opposite frontispieces; occasional very minor foxing. Very good. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 251. (#10214).

$100.00

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076. Albert Bigelow Paine. Mark Twain. A Biography. The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1935]. Centenary edition with a new preface by the author ("Notes for the Twelfth Edition"); publisher's code H-K (August 1935) on the copyright page. Four volumes in two. Octavo (8.125 x 5.5 inches; 205 x 140 mm.). 829, [1]; [831]-1718, [1] pages. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in yellow, front board stamped in yellow; top edge of the text block trimmed, others rough trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original slipcase. Spines barely skewed; backstrips dulled just a shade; spine ends and corners barely pushed; extremities with a hint of wear. Very slightly shaken. Slipcase somewhat tatty, but still structurally sound; edges and joints worn and chipped; a couple joints just starting; faces rubbed. Near fine copies in a good slipcase. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 251 (first edition). (#10216).

$100.00

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077. Albert Bigelow Paine. The Boys' Life of Mark Twain. The Story of a Man who Made the World Laugh and Love Him. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1916, really 1918]. First edition, later printing (publisher's code G-S, July 1918, on the copyright page, the code of the first was I-Q). Octavo (7.25 x 4.75 inches; 185 x 120 mm.). [2], [ix], [1, blank], 353, [1, blank] pages. Frontispiece and numerous illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board ruled in blind with an oval photographic portrait affixed at the center; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine lean; a small, white patch of speckled staining to the front board; extremities lightly worn; corners barely bent. Tiny fox marks to the fore-edge of the text block. Near fine. Abridged from his 1912 biography and reworked for a younger audience with additional illustrations. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 251. (#10229).

$25.00

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078. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Autobiography. With an Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1924. First edition, first printing with the publisher's code, H-Y (August 1924), on the copyright page; BAL's state A with ads at the end of the second volume (no priority). Two volumes. Octavo (9.25 x 6.125 inches; 235 x 155 mm.). xvi, 368, [2, blank]; [vii], 365, [2, ads], [3, blank] pages (note: first leaf of each volume blank). Illustrated frontispieces, with tissue guards printed in red, inserted in each volume. Publisher's dark blue ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front boards ruled in blind with Twain's facsimile signature stamped in gilt; top edges of the text blocks gilt, others rough trimmed; plain endpapers. In the original dust jackets and slipcase. Spine of the first volume slightly leaning; covers with some very mild soiling; extremities with a touch of wear. Text blocks with a couple instances of mild over-opening; shallow indentation from something laid in, since removed, in the upper portion of the gutter margin of pages 254-255 with some very light associated soiling. Dust jacket spine panels dulled with a few faint splashes, and a small interior hole on the second volume; edges worn with a few chips, mostly at the spine ends and fold edges, and a few closed tears (the longest being about two inches, with some associate creases); very lightly rubbed with a touch of soiling. Near fine copies in about very good jackets. Slipcase intact and sturdy but rubbed with worn edges. BAL 3537. (#10136).

$400.00

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079. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Autobiography. With an Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1924. First edition, first printing with the publisher's code, H-Y (August 1924), on the copyright page; BAL's state A with ads at the end of the second volume (no priority). Two volumes. Octavo (9.25 x 6.125 inches; 235 x 155 mm.). xvi, 368, [2, blank]; [vii], 365, [2, ads], [3, blank] pages (note: first leaf of each volume blank). Illustrated frontispieces, with tissue guards printed in red, inserted in each volume. Publisher's dark blue ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front boards ruled in blind with Twain's facsimile signature stamped in gilt; top edges of the text blocks gilt, others rough trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jackets. Boards very gently bowed; covers very lightly rubbed; extremities with just a touch of wear. Endpapers discolored just a shade with very light foxing; occasional mild over-opening. Near fine copies in very good dust jackets with faded spine panels and worn joints and edges (some chips and closed tears, both with small interior holes on the spine panels), first volume soiled. BAL 3537. (#10137).

$175.00

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080. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Autobiography. With an Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1924. First edition, later printing with the publisher's code, K-Y (October 1924, two months after the first), on the copyright page; BAL's state A with ads at the end of the second volume (no priority). Two volumes. Octavo (9.25 x 6.125 inches; 235 x 155 mm.). xvi, 368, [2, blank]; [vii], 365, [2, ads], [3, blank] pages (note: first leaf of each volume blank). Illustrated frontispieces, with tissue guards printed in red, inserted in each volume. Publisher's dark blue ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front boards ruled in blind with Twain's facsimile signature stamped in gilt; top edges of the text blocks gilt, others rough trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jackets. Extremities very lightly worn. Bookseller tickets on the rear pastedowns. Nearly fine copies in faded, heavily chipped jackets, split along and folds and lightly soiled, fair only. BAL 3537. (#10138).

$50.00

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081. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Notebook. Prepared for Publication with Comments by Alfred Bigelow Paine. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1935. First edition, first state with the code I-K (September 1935) and first edition slug intact on the copyright page. Octavo (9.25 x 6.25 inches; 235 x 158 mm.). xi, [1, blank], 413, [5, blank] pages. Photographic portrait frontispiece, additional illustrated plate and a double-sided facsimile reproduction inserted. Publisher's dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board ruled in blind with the author's facsimile signature stamped in gilt; top edge of the text block trimmed; others rough-trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine ends and corners softly pushed and very lightly worn; a few tiny splashes on the backstrip. Text block sagging just a hair; top edge just barely dust-soiled. Near fine. BAL 3556. (#10153).

$30.00

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082. H. Fuller (editor). Grand Transformation Scenes in the United States. Or Glimpses of Home After Thirteen Years Abroad. New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., 1875. First edition. Octavo (7.125 x 4.75 inches; 180 x 120 mm.). vii, [1, blank], 311, [1, blank] pages. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ruled in blind; all edges of the text block trimmed; light yellow coated endpapers. Spine very slightly leaning; backstrip faintly dulled with a faint tide mark; spine ends, corners and joints lightly worn with a small chip to the crown; corners softly bumped; a couple small splashes to the front board. Very slightly shaken; pencil notations on the front free endpaper. Very good. Contains a review for Twain's The Gilded Age on pages 247-250. (#10180).

$125.00

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083. Samuel S. Cox. Why We Laugh. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1876. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 4.75 x 185 x 120 mm.). 387, [1, blank] pages (note: pages [1]-[2] are blank) with 8 page publisher's catalog inserted at the rear. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board stamped in gilt, boards ruled in black with decorative corner pieces; all edges of the text block trimmed; brown coated endpapers, flyleaves. Board edges, spine ends and corners worn, with some minor tears to the cloth; boards lightly rubbed; corners bumped, one (top of the rear board) broken. Paper label partially removed from the front pastedown; previous ownership signature on the front flyleaf; faint marginal dampstaining throughout. Very good. Mark Twain discussed in chapters two ("American Humor in Particular") and three ("American Humor--Its Exaggerations, etc."). Samuel Cox was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, serving both Ohio (1857-1865) and New York (1885-1889), and his book includes chapters on legislative humor. (#10181).

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084. Hugh R. Haweis. American Humorists; Mark Twain. New York: John Alden, March 12, 1883. First separate edition. Sixteenmo (5.875 x 4.125 inches; 150 x 105 mm.). 32 pages, retaining the original pagination ([151]-182). Publisher's saddle-stitched bringing in the original light grayish-green wrappers, printed in black, cover title. Wrappers somewhat soiled with some mild staining; spine fold partially split below the stitching. Very good. Originally published in London by Chatto & Windus and reprinted in the U. S. by Funk & Wagnalls. John Alden published just the Twain lecture, presumably using older plates, adding new pagination to the bottom margin. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 250. (#10182).

$165.00

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085. [Paul Blouët]. Jonathan and His Continent. (Rambles through American Society). By Max O'Rell (pseudonym) and Jack Allyn. London: Cassell & Co., [1889]. First edition. Signed by the author, with compliments, using both his real name and pen name. Octavo (7.125 x 4.75 inches; 180 x 120 mm.). [2, blank], [6], ix, [1, blank], 313, [1, blank], [4, ads] pages. Publisher's two-tone cloth with orange and green, spine and front board lettered in gilt and stamped in black; top edge of the text block gilt, others trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine slightly leaning; spine ends slightly pushed with a few small closed tears; joints and edges slightly worn; corners softly bumped; covers lightly soiled. Hinges mended but the front still cracked; title-leaf very nearly detached; newspaper clipping of the author's obituary affixed to the front pastedown, offsetting opposite; text block tanned and somewhat brittle. Good. Discusses Mark Twain on pages 113-115. (#10186).

$25.00

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086. John A. Steuart. Letters to Living Authors. New York: United States Book Co., 1890. First U. S. edition. Octavo (7.375 x 5.125 inches; 185 x 130 mm.). [8], 271, [1, blank] pages. Illustrated plates of author portraits inserted throughout, after Elliott & Fry. Publisher's green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt with the Lovell imprint at the base of the spine; top edge of the text block gilt, others untrimmed; black coated endpapers. Spine very slightly leaning; spine ends softly pushed with a touch of wear; corners softly bumped; covers lightly rubbed with a little bit of soiling; small scuff to the fore-edge of the front board. Hinges tender, and starting, but holding firm. Very good. Apparently literary criticism disguised as letters to various authors, including Twain, Tolstoy, Hardy, Stevenson and others. (#10188).

$50.00

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087. Kate Sanborn. My Favorite Lectures of Long Ago. For Friends who Remember. Boston: [Privately printed for the author by The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.], 1898. First edition. Octavo (8 x 5.5 inches; 205 x 140 mm.). 338, [2, blank] pages. Double frontispieces, a portrait and a landscape. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ruled in blind; top edge of the text block gilt, others untrimmed; blue endpapers. Spine very slightly askew; backstrip faintly dulled; extremities very lightly rubbed; corners slightly bent. Front hinge just starting; endpapers faintly discolored in the hinges and along the edges; book label on the front pastedown and the remnants of another paper label since removed on the front free end paper. Near fine. Discusses Mark Twain in the essay "Our Early Newspaper Wits," on pages 247-249. (#10192).

$150.00

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088. Will M. Clemens. Mark Twain. His Life and Work. A Biographical Sketch. Chicago: F. Tennyson Neely, [1898]. Third edition, issued as part of the "Neely's Tourist Library" series. Octavo (7.5 x 5.125 inches; 190 x 130 mm.). 212. [2, ads] pages. Publisher's side-stapled binding in the original wrappers, printed in red and black with a portrait of Mark Twain on the front cover and an ad for McPhail Pianos on the rear. Spine slightly skewed; wrappers soiled, creased and somewhat worn, with a couple minor bruises and some light dampstaining. Text block brown and brittle, some tears in the gutter margin; title leaf nearly detached; edges worn. Good. Initially published in 1892 by The Clemens Publishing Company in San Francisco. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 251. (#10191).

$40.00

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089. Chauncey M. Depew (editor). The "Man in the Street" Stories. From The New York Times. Containing over six hundred humorous after-dinner stories about prominent persons. New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 1902. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 4.875 inches; 185 x 125 mm.). 310, [6, ads], [4, blank] pages. Frontispiece. Publisher's dark green cloth, spine and front board lettered in black and ruled in white, front board decoratively stamped in black and white; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine somewhat leaning; backstrip rubbed with the white rules worn away; joints and edges lightly worn, particularly at the spine ends and corners; front board rubbed, some white stamping worn away, with a small bubble beneath the cloth; corners tapped. Slightly shaken; front endpaper excised; occasional over-opening; a few marginal fox marks. Good. Contains nine stories about Mark Twain (numbers 1, 87, 203, 208, 263, 344, 419, 492 and 596). (#10196).

$50.00

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090. W. B. Northrop. With Pen and Camera. Interviews with Celebrities. London: R. A. Everett & Co., 1904. First edition. Quarto (9.25 x 6.875 inches; 235 x 175 mm.). xv, [1, blank], 283, [1, note] pages (note pages [1]-[2] are blank). Title-page printed in red and black. Full-page photographic illustrations throughout. Publisher's dark green cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board ruled in black; top edge of the text block gilt, others trimmed; plain endpapers. Covers slightly worn with a few minor abrasions; spine ends and corners softly bumped and a little worn; a couple trivial dings on the board edges. A few pages rubbed or with faint marginal soiling; bookplate. Near fine. Features interviews and photographs of notable figures, most prominently Mark Twain on pages 33-49 with four photographs, also Thomas Edison and several others. (#10199).

$300.00

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091. Holker Abbot (compiler). Bear with Us. A Collection of Tavern Club Verses. [Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1905]. First edition. Octavo (8 x 5 inches; 205 x 125 mm.). [2, blank], iv, [2, note (verso blank)], 57, [1, printer imprint], [2, blank] pages. Publisher's brown cloth over dark gray paper-covered boards, printed paper label affixed to the spine; page edges untrimmed; plain endpapers. Backstrip and spine label darkened; spine ends slightly pushed and little worn; corners softly bumped; boards very lightly rubbed. Endpapers faintly discolored in the hinges from the binding glue; a couple minor spot stains in the gutter margin of the preliminaries; two previous owner signatures on the front free endpaper, both in pencil. Very good. Contains "Verses at Dinner to Mark Twain" by M. A. DeWolfe Howe, recited at a 1901 dinner given in Twain's honor. Also includes a contribution by Owen Wister. (#10200).

$200.00

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092. Charles E. Merriman (editor). Who's It in America? Being a Sort o' Biography of Certain Prominent Persons, with some Facts about them hitherto Unpublished in a Work of this Nature. New York: B. W. Dodge and Company, 1906. First edition. Twelvemo (6.75 x 4.875 inches; 170 x 125 mm.). [4, blank], 121, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's light brown cloth, spine lettered in red, front board lettered and decoratively stamped in red, white and blue; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. In the original illustrated dust jacket, printed in red. Spine barely leaning; backstrip faintly foxed; some faint discoloration around the board edges; extremities very lightly worn. Top edge of the text block lightly foxed. Dust jacket split at the front panel fold, a few other chips and closed tears; backstrip tanned with a faint tidemark near the crown; light spot soiling. A near fine copy in a good dust jacket. Features brief biographical sketches of several prominent American figures. (#10204).

$100.00

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093. [Alvin Langdon Coburn]. Archibald Henderson. Mark Twain. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1910]. First U. S. edition, issued from English sheets with a cancel title-page. Octavo (8.25 x 5.75 inches; 210 x 145 mm.). [2, blank], xiii, [1, blank], 230, [1, printer's note], [1, blank] pages. Ten photographic illustrations by Alvin Langdon Coburn inserted throughout, including two autochromes in full color tipped to grayish-blue sheets. Publisher's dark green ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Front board just barely bowed; spine ends and corners very softly pushed with a touch of wear. Tiny splash on the top edge of the text block; discreet bookseller rubber stamp on the front free endpaper. Near fine. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 251. (#10208).

$100.00

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094. Elizabeth Lindley. The Diary of a Book Agent. And The Modern Philanthropist. New York: Broadway Publishing Co., [1912]. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 4.75 inches; 185 x 120 mm.). [2, title-leaf (copyright on verso)], 77, [1, blank], [2, section title (verso blank)], 78-109 (rectos even, versos odd), [2, blank] pages. Publisher's dark red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, front board stamped in gilt and blind; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Covers rubbed with some faint soiling, light staining obscuring some text on the spine; edges lightly worn, particularly at the spine ends and corners; corners bent. Top edge of the text very lightly dust soiled; occasional mild over-opening; one and a half inch closed tear in the gutter margin of the title-leaf, starting at the bottom. Very good. Recalls an anecdote from July 10th, 1906, (page 5) in which the author, not knowing Samuel Clemens was Mark Twain's real name, was sent to sell a set of Twain's works to Clemens as a practical joke. Prints the letter Twain wrote to the joker. (#10217).

$100.00

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095. Paul Carus. The Mechanistic Principle and the Non-Mechanical. An Inquiry Into Fundamentals with Extracts from Representatives of Either Side. Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Company, 1913. First edition. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 225 x 150 mm.). iv, 125, [3, blank] pages. In-text illustration on page 99. Publisher's smooth green cloth, spine and front board lettered in dark green, front board ruled in same; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine ends and corners lightly worn; corners barely tapped; a couple tiny, faint splashes to the rear board. Near fine. Pages 54 -97 devoted to Mark Twain's Philosophy with excerpts from "What Is Man?" (#10224).

$30.00

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096. George H. Ham. Reminiscences of a Raconteur. From the '40s to the '20s. Toronto: The Musson Book Company, [1921]. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the recto of the frontispiece plate (unprinted): "To my good friend [--], with the best wishes of the author. / Geo H Ham." Octavo (7.75 x 5.25 inches; 200 x 135 mm.). xvi, 330, [6, blank] pages (note: endpapers are from the text, therefore pages [i]-[iv] are blank). Frontispiece and numerous illustrated plates, including a folding map, inserted throughout. Publisher's dark red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board ruled in blind; all edges of the text block trimmed. Backstrip faintly faded; light soiling along the upper edge of the front board; spine gilt tarnished; spine ends and corners very lightly worn; corners bent. Top edge of the text block lightly dust-soiled; slightly over-opened in a couple places; a couple leaves with small nick or diagonal crease on the fore-edge. Very good. The memoirs of a newspaper editor who met Twain multiple times. Twain is discussed on pages 142-146 at the start of chapter 10. (#10231).

$60.00

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097. Van Wyck Brooks. The Ordeal of Mark Twain. London: William Heinemann, 1922. First English edition, using the Dutton sheets (published in 1920) with altered preliminaries. Octavo (8.25 x 5.5 inches; 210 x 140 mm.). [4, blank], vii, [1, blank], [2, fly-title (verso blank)], 267, [7, blank] pages (note: first two leaves serving as endpapers, free endpaper conjugate with half-title leaf). Publisher's dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board ruled in blind, rear board with the publisher's device stamped in blind; page edges untrimmed and unopened; rear endpapers (front endpapers from the text). Spine barely leaning; backstrip faintly dulled; spine ends and corners very gently pushed. Front free endpaper (pages [3]-[4]) and terminal blank lightly discolored from binding glue; booksellers ticket on the rear pastedown. Near fine. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 252. (#10234).

$75.00

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098. W[illia]m. R. Gillis. Memories of Mark Twain and Steve Gillis. Sonora: The Banner, 1924. First edition. Signed by the author on the title-page. Octavo (9.25 x 6.125 inches; 235 x 155 mm.). 96 pages. Full-page portrait of Twain on page 3, other full-page illustrations throughout. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original dark green printed wrappers. Upper corner bumped and softly creased; minimal creasing along the spine fold; wrappers very lightly rubbed. Nearly fine. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 252 ("Reissued, much extended, as Gold Rush Days with Mark Twain, 1930"). (#10235).

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099. Louise W. Watkins. Four Short Studies and a Play. Los Angeles: Privately Printed, 1925. First edition, limited to sixty copies. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To P[--] and D[--] / with the compliments of / Louise W. Watkins." Octavo (8 x 5.5 inches; 205 x 140 mm.). [6, blank], [2, title-leaf (copyright on verso)], 78, [1, limitation], [9, blank] pages. Samuel J. Woolf's lithographic portrait of Twain reproduced and affixed opposite the title-page. Publisher's white quarter-cloth over light blue paper-covered boards, printed paper label affixed to the spine; all edges of the text block rough-trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine barely askew; spine label tanned and chipped at the upper-right corner, narrowly avoiding any printed text; extremities very lightly worn; routine light soiling. Endpapers faintly discolored in the hinges from binding glue. Near fine. Mark Twain is the subject of the first study (pages 9-26). (#10237).

$80.00

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100. Mary Lawton. A Lifetime with Mark Twain. The memories of Katy Leary, for thirty years his faithful and devoted servant. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1925]. First edition. Octavo (8.5 x 5.75 inches; 215 x 145 mm.). xviii, 352, [2, blank] pages. Frontispiece and additional illustrated plates inserted throughout, full-page cartoon portrait on page [351]. Publisher's bright red ribbed cloth; top edge of the text block trimmed, others untrimmed; plain endpapers. In the original dust jacket. Spine ends softly pushed; small bruise near the upper edge of the front board; corners very slightly bent; extremities with just a hint of wear. Endpapers lightly foxed with some offsetting from the dust jacket; scant marginal foxing. Dust jacket edges worn with a few nicks and small chips; spine panel very lightly darkened; folds a little worn; some trivial soiling. A near fine copy in a very good jacket. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 252. (#10236).

$200.00

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101. John S. Mayfield. Mark Twain vs. The Street Railway Co. [No place]: Privately printed, 1926. First edition. Octavo (8.75 x 6.875 inches; 220 x 148 mm.). 25, [3, blank] pages (note: pages [1]-[2] are blank). Full-page photographic portrait of Twain on page [8]; two letters to Oren Root, Jr., printed in facsimile on four pages. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original light brown textured paper wrappers, printed in black; all edges of the text block cut; no endpapers. Just a hint of soiling with couple barely perceptible, faint reddish blemishes near the spine on the rear wrapper. Nearly fine. BAL 3540. (#10146).

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102. Arthur Hobson Quinn. The History of American Drama. From the Civil War to the Present Day. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927. First edition, publisher's code K-B (October 1927) on the copyright page. Two volumes. Octavo (8.5 x 5.75 inches; 215 x 145 mm.). [2, blank], xvi, 296, [4, blank]; ix, [1, blank], [2, illustration list (verso blank)], [2, fly-title (verso blank)], 359, [5, blank] pages. Frontispieces and numerous illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's dark red ribbed cloth, spines and front boards lettered in gilt; page edges rough-trimmed; plain endpapers. Backstrips very faintly dulled with some shallow rippling; some mild tarnishing to the spine gilt; corners just barely bent. Contemporary ownership signatures on the front free endpaper; soft vertical crease to the front free endpaper. Nearly fine. Contains several references to Twain as well as an excerpt of his curtain speech from the opening night of Ah Sin. (#10238).

$20.00

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103. Cyril Clemens (editor). Mark Twain Anecdotes. [La Jolla]: Mark Twain Society, 1929. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title-page, dated September 18, 1929. Octavo (8 x 4.75 inches; 200 x 120 mm.). 31, [1] pages. Full-page illustration on the verso of the title-leaf. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original orange stiff paper wrappers, printed in black. Wrappers very faintly darkened and lightly soiled with a few small splashes; edges and spine fold with some mild wear; corners crimped with a soft crease to the upper corner of the front wrapper. Very good. With contributions by G. K. Chesterton, John Galsworthy and several members of the Mark Twain Society. (#10240).

$165.00

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104. Cyril Clemens (editor). Mark Twain Anecdotes. [La Jolla]: Mark Twain Society, 1929. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper, dated December 1929. Octavo (8 x 4.75 inches; 200 x 120 mm.). 31, [1] pages. Full-page illustration on the verso of the title-leaf. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original orange stiff paper wrappers, printed in black. Wrappers lightly soiled with a few dark splotches and one white splash to the front wrapper; spine fold worn with a minor tear; some marginal creasing; corners bumped. Very good. With contributions by G. K. Chesterton, John Galsworthy and several members of the Mark Twain Society. (#10239).

$165.00

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105. Cyril Clemens (editor). Tributes to Mark Twain. By Members of the Society. Paris: Mark Twain Society, 1930. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Octavo (7 x 5.25 inches; 180 x 135 mm.). 13, [2, blank], [1, printer] pages. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original printed wrappers. Large bruise (about two inches wide) down the center of of the rear wrapper with the remnants of a small adhesive sticker in the bottom corner; split down the center fold starting at the top, wrappers still secure (apparently glued in the hinges); light marginal soiling; corners barely tapped. Very good. Clemens's follow up to the previous year's Mark Twain Anecdotes, also features G. K. Chesterton and John Galsworthy, adds tributes from Knut Hamsun, President Taft and many others. (#10241).

$75.00

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106. [Jervis Langdon]. Mark Twain and Elmira. New York: Mark Twain Centennial Committee, 1935. First edition. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 230 x 155 mm.). Six unpaginated leaves. Two full-page illustrations. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original printed light brown wrappers with cover-title. Very faint tidemark at the base of the spine fold and in the gutter margin of the text. Nearly fine. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 253. (#10244).

$30.00

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107. [Jervis Langdon]. Mark Twain in Elmira. [Elmira]: Chemung County Historical Society, 1958. New edition, originally published in 1935 as Mark Twain and Elmira. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 230 x 155 mm.). Four unpaginated leaves. Several in-text illustrations, not found in the first edition. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding; self-wrappers with cover-title. Faint tidemark along the spine fold, partially extending to the lower margin; some trivial soiling. Very good. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 253 (first edition). (#10246).

$30.00

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108. Otto Heller. The Seriousness of Mark Twain. Address at the Annual Dinner of the State Historical Society at Hannibal, Missouri Thursday, May 9, 1935. [Hannibal]: Hannibal Chamber of Commerce, [1935]. First edition. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 225 x 150 mm.). 14, [2, blank] pages. Full page portrait of Twain on the verso of the title-leaf. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original brown paper wrappers, printed in black. Three soft vertical creases; some trivial edgewear; three small characters written in ink on the rear wrapper. Near fine. (#10247).

$50.00

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109. Coley B. Taylor. Mark Twain's Margins on Thackery's "Swift." New York: Gotham House, 1935. First edition, limited to 1000 numbered copies, of which this is out of series and unnumbered. Octavo (8 x 5.5 inches; 205 x 140 mm.). 55, [9, blank] pages. Publisher's light brownish red cloth, red paper label printed in black affixed to the front board; top edge of the text block trimmed, others untrimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket. Spine just barely askew. Endpapers lightly foxed. Spine panel and flap folds faintly faded; small bruise to the rear flap fold. Nearly fine with only minor faults. An essay on Twain's marginal notations in his copy of William Makepeace Thackeray's "English Humorists." BAL 3703 ("contains some material by Clemens here first in book form."). (#10171).

$20.00

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110. Ivan Benson. Mark Twain in the West. [Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1936]. First edition. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 230 x 150 mm.). 30, [2, blank] pages. In-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original blue wrappers, printed in black. Wrappers faintly dulled along the spine fold and in the inner margin. Nearly fine. State of California Department of Education Bulletin, no. 21. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 253. (#10249).

$60.00

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111. Laurel O'Connor. Drinking with Twain. Recollections of Mark Twain and his Cronies as told to me... [No place]: Privately published, [1936]. First (?) edition, limited to 500 copies, of which this is number 282. Octavo (7.5 x 5.5 inches; 190 x 140 mm.). Twenty unpaginated leaves, printed recto only on parchmentized paper (note: first and last leaves blank). Publisher's side-stitched cord binding, in the original oversized parchmentized wrappers, printed in purple. Wrappers unevenly tanned; trivial crimping at the base of the spine; minimal edgewear. Near fine. One of at least three editions published in 1936 with unknown priority. (#10248).

$100.00

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112. George R. Stewart. John Phoenix, Esq. The Veritable Squibob. A Life of Captain George H. Derby, U.S.A. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1937. First edition. Octavo (8.25 x 5.5 inches; 210 x 140 mm.). xiv, 242 pages. Frontispiece and seven additional illustrated plates inserted throughout; in-text illustrations. Publisher's dark red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt; top edge of the text block stained dark red, others trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine with just a hint of a lean; spine ends barely pushed and barely dulled. Endpapers faintly discolored in the hinges. Nearly fine. Contains several references to Twain. (#10251).

$15.00

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113. Jervis Langdon. Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Some Reminiscences and Some Excerpts from Letters and Unpublished Manuscripts. [Elmira: Privately printed, 1938]. First edition. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 230 x 155 mm.). 26, [2, blank] pages. Full-page photographic portrait of Twain on page [1]. Publisher's saddle-stapled bindings in the original paper wrappers, textured brown variant, printed in black; cover title. Very faint uneven discoloration along the spine fold. Just about fine. Uncommon in the trade, and we found only eight listings on worldcat.org, though half of them were dated 1910s. Not in BAL. (#10252).

$85.00

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114. Jervis Langdon. Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Some Reminiscences and Some Excerpts from Letters and Unpublished Manuscripts. [Elmira: Privately printed, 1938]. First edition. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 230 x 155 mm.). 26, [2, blank] pages. Full-page photographic portrait of Twain on page [1]. Publisher's saddle-stapled bindings in the original paper wrappers, gray variant, printed in black; cover title. Covers very lightly soiled, with a few trivial smudges; light discoloration in the upper margin of the front wrapper, likely caused by erasing. Near fine. Uncommon in the trade, and we found only eight listings on worldcat.org, though half of them were dated 1910s. Not in BAL. (#10253).

$75.00

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115. [Jacob Blanck]. A Supplement to "A Bibliography of Mark Twain." New York: Privately printed, 1939. First edition. Octavo (8.75 x 6.25 inches; 220 x 160 mm.). [4] pages. Four in-text illustrations. Bifolium with cover-title, printed in red and black; fore-edge untrimmed. Faint marginal tanning, slightly darker on the fold. Nearly fine. A history of the "curved fly" illustration in the first edition of Huckleberry Finn with facsimiles of each state of the plate. (#10254).

$150.00

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116. [Jacob Blanck]. A Supplement to "A Bibliography of Mark Twain." Waltham, MA: Harold M. Burstein, 1975. Facsimile edition, originally printed in 1939. Octavo (9 x 6.25 inches; 225 x 160 mm.). [4] pages. Four in-text illustrations. Bifolium with cover-title. Barely perceptible marginal tanning. About fine. A history of the "curved fly" illustration in the first edition of Huckleberry Finn with facsimiles of each state of the plate. (#10255).

$10.00

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117. Cyril Clemens. Mark Twain and John F. Kennedy. Kirkwood, Missouri: Mark Twain Journal, 1962. First edition. Signed by the author on the title-page. Octavo (8.25 x 5.5 inches; 210 x 140 mm.). [10], 4, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original printed wrappers with a drawing of Twain on the front wrapper. Wrappers very lightly rubbed; margins faintly tanned. Near fine. (#10266).

$60.00

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118. John Hakac. Huckleberry Finn: More Molecules. By Tak Sioui (pseudonym). [Tuscon, AZ, or Pecos, TX (?)]: Privately printed, 1962. First edition. Octavo (8 x 5.25 inches; 200 x 135 mm.). [2, blank], [6], v, [1, blank], 37, [1, blank], [9, appendix], [3, blank] pages. Four full-page illustrations in the appendix. Publisher's dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board lettered in black and gilt and ruled in black; all edges of the text block trimmed; brown endpapers. Spine barely askew; hint of wear to the extremities. Light discoloration in the gutter margin of the half-title around the bottom binding cord; small faint smudge on the front free endpaper. Nearly fine. (#10265).

$30.00

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119. William C. Spengemann. Mark Twain and the Backwoods Angel. The Matter of Innocence in the Works of Samuel L. Clemens. [No place, Kent (?)]: The Kent State University Press, [1966]. First edition. Octavo (9.25 x 6 inches; 235 x 155 mm.). xvi, 143, [1] pages. Publisher's dark brownish red cloth, spine lettered in gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; speckled endpapers. Boards slightly splayed; extremities very lightly worn. A couple speckled stains to the top of the text block. Near fine. Kent Studies in English number 4. (#10267).

$15.00

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120. Willard Wilson. Mark Twain Returns to Hawaii. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1969. First edition. Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 230 x 150 mm.). 8 unpaginated leaves. Frontispiece portrait on brown paper; full-page facsimile reproductions of two Twain letters. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original printed wrappers. Spine fold and inner margin faded; short (three-quarters of an inch) closed tear to the bottom edge of the front wrapper. Very good. (#10268).

$25.00

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121. Sholom J. Kahn. Mark Twain's Mysterious Stranger. A Study of the Manuscript Texts. Columbia: University of Missouri, 1978. First edition. Octavo (8 x 5.25 inches; 200 x 135 mm.). xix, [1, blank], 252 pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in silver; all edges of the text block trimmed; black endpapers. In the original dust jacket, priced $15.00. Front board just barely splayed. Dust jacket edges with only a touch of wear; faint discoloration along the upper edges of the flaps. Nearly fine. (#10269).

$20.00

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122. Kevin Mac Donnell and Allan Gribben (editors). Mark Twain's Rubáiyát. Austin & Santa Barbara: Jenkins Publishing Company/Karpeles Manuscript Library, [1983]. First edition, limited to 650 copies, six hundred of which were for sale, this copy out of series and inscribed for Albert Bigelow Paine Cushman, grandnephew of Twain's biographer and previous owner of the manuscript on which this book was based. Quarto (12 x 9 pages; 300 x 225 mm.). [2, blank], 67, [1, blank], [1, limitation], [1, blank] pages. 6 pages of facsimile reproductions. Publisher's pictorial paper-covered boards; all edges of the text block trimmed; light pinkish-orange endpapers. In the original acetate dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed with some tiny fox marks; spine ends very softly pushed; extremities lightly worn. Jacket chipped at the spine with a short closed tear to the top of the rear panel; a few minor scuffs. A near fine copy in a very good acetate. Contains the first publication of Twain's lengthy poem, "Age -- A Rubáiyát." (#10280).

$150.00

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123. Kevin Mac Donnell and Allan Gribben (editors). Mark Twain's Rubáiyát. Austin & Santa Barbara: Jenkins Publishing Company/Karpeles Manuscript Library, [1983]. First edition, limited to 650 copies, of which this is number 344, and signed by editor Kevin Mac Donnell. Quarto (12 x 9 pages; 300 x 225 mm.). [2, blank], 67, [1, blank], [1, limitation], [1, blank] pages. 6 pages of facsimile reproductions. Publisher's pictorial paper-covered boards; all edges of the text block trimmed; light pinkish-orange endpapers; lacking the acetate dust jacket. Spine with just a hint of twist; boards lightly rubbed; top corner of the front board bumped; spine ends and corners slightly worn. Near fine. Contains the first publication of Twain's lengthy poem, "Age -- A Rubáiyát." (#10282).

$85.00

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124. Edgar M. Branch. Mark Twain and the Starchy Boys. Elmira: Center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm, 1992. First edition, A Quarry Farm Volume. Association copy, inscribed by the author to prominent Mark Twain collector Nick Karanovich on the copyright page: "For Nick - / A small token of our friendship and your many kindesses / Ed." Octavo (9 x 6 inches; 225 x 150 mm.). [8], iv, 97, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's perfect binding in the original light gray wrappers, printed in purple; all edges of the text block trimmed. Wrappers very lightly rubbed with a couple small and very faint dampstains on the front; joints very lightly creased. Near fine. (#10285).

$20.00

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125. Alan Gribben and Nick Karanovich (editors). Overland with Mark Twain. James B. Pond's Photographs and Journal of the North American Lecture Tour of 1895. Elmira: Center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm, 1992. First edition. Oblong quarto (9 x 11 inches; 230 x 280 mm.). [6], xii, 94 pages. Full-page frontispiece and several full-page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's gray cloth, spine and front board lettered in purple; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine barely leaning; corners tapped. Nearly fine. (#10286).

$35.00

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126. Prof. J. W. Churchill. Old Bay State Course. Boston: George W. Wheeler, Manager, January 10, 1878. Original handbill for a performance at the Boston Music Hall. Sixteenmo (5.375 x 3.125 inches; 135 x 80 mm.). Single leaf of thick pink paper, printed in black and gilt. Very lightly rubbed; corners barely softened. Nearly fine. Readings from Twain's "A Domestic Episode" as well as stories from Dickens, Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe and others. Churchill was "one of the foremost of our teachers of public speaking, and of the most eminent public readers America has known" (The Speaker, Volume III, No. 2, March 1908). (#10292).

$50.00

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127. Prof. J. W. Churchill. Old Bay State Course. Boston: George W. Wheeler, Manager, [December 19, 1879]. Original handbill for a performance at the Boston Music Hall. Sixteenmo (4.375 x 3 inches; 112 x 75 mm.). [4] pages. Single sheet bifolium. Spine fold barely worn; touch of marginal soiling. Near fine. Readings from Twain's "Encounter with an Interviewer" as well as stories from Coleridge, Matheson, two by Dickens (including "A Christmas Carol") and an Anonymous text. Churchill was "one of the foremost of our teachers of public speaking, and of the most eminent public readers America has known" (The Speaker, Volume III, No. 2, March 1908). (#10293).

$50.00

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128. Prof. J. W. Churchill. Old Bay State Course. Boston: George W. Wheeler, Manager, [December 15, 1881]. Original handbill for a performance at the Boston Music Hall. Small octavo (6.375 x 5.375 inches; 160 x 137 mm.). [4] pages. Single sheet bifolium, printed in blue. A series of tiny shallow indentations near the spine fold toward the upper edge; very minor wear to the spine fold with a tiny nick at the base of the spine; hint of marginal soiling with some faint discoloration on the last page. Near fine. Readings from Twain's "Scotty Briggs's Interview with the Clergyman" as well as stories from Dickens, Harriet Beecher Stowe and others. Churchill was "one of the foremost of our teachers of public speaking, and of the most eminent public readers America has known" (The Speaker, Volume III, No. 2, March 1908). (#10294).

$50.00

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129. [Mark Twain (original novel)]. Daniel Frohamn (producer) and Abby Sage Richardson. The Prince and the Pauper. Dramatized by Arrangement with Mark Twain. New York: A. S. Seer Printing Co., [April, 1889]. First edition. Octavo (7.875 x 6.25 inches; 200 x 160 mm.). 6, [2] pages. In-text illustrations from the book. Publisher's binding, two conjugate leaves glued in the inner margin, self-wrappers printed in black and over-printed with the performance information in red on the first and last page. Creased vertically with light wear; light marginal creasing and some trivial edgewear; mild discoloration along the centerfold. Very good. Advertising Boston performances, premiering April 14th. (#10187).

$200.00

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130. [Mark Twain (original novel); Edwin S. Porter (director); Hugh Ford (screenwriter); Marguerite Clark (starring)]. The Prince and the Pauper. New York: Capitol Theatre, August 13th, [1922]. Original handbill for a week-long run of the second silent adaptation of The Prince and the Pauper, originally released in 1915. Octavo (7 x 9.125 inches; 175 x 232 mm.). Single leaf, printed both sides with screening information on the recto and a collage with three images from the film and a quote from S. L. ("Roxy") Rothafel on the verso. Margins a little wrinkled with a couple soft creases in the corners; two faint fox marks on the recto and just a hint of soiling on the verso. Near fine. The Prince and the Pauper was initially adapted as a two-reel Edison production in 1909. Famous Players Lasky revisited the source material in 1915, releasing a five-reel feature that November, when feature-length film making was less than two years old in the United States. It starred Marguerite Clark in a dual role. By 1922, the conventional shelf-life of a silent film made in 1915 would have long expired, likely to be melted down for silver (why most films form the silent era are lost). Many of the films from major studios that survived did so because they were hits, continuously in demand, or because they were forgotten about by the end of their distribution runs; either reason could have been grounds to book something for a theatre manager as creative as Roxy Rothafel (who later opened the Roxy and Radio City Music Hall in New York). The Capitol Theatre opened in October 1919. "Progressive Silent Film List," silentera.com. (#10289).

$100.00

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131. Mark Twain's Joan of Arc. [New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896]. Publisher's order form flyer for the first edition of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc... Octavo (7.5 x 5 inches; 190 x 125 mm.). [4] pages. Eugene Grasset illustration on the first page (cover-title). Single sheet bifolium. A few trivial edge nicks and tiny specks of soiling in the margins. Nearly fine. BAL 3446 (Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc). (#10111).

$300.00


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132. Short Stories... Take One... Free. [Des Moines: Chamberlain Medicine Company, 1910]. First (?) edition of an advertising pamphlet for Chamberlain Medicine. Octavo (9.875 x 6.875 inches; 250 x 175 mm.). 15, [1, ad] pages, printed in red and black. In-text illustrations throughout. Original self-wrappers and cover title; gatherings unbound (?), presumably as issued since there is only one hole in an awkward place that could possibly be a stab hole. Margins faintly tanned but still supple; light marginal creasing. Near fine. Features "Mark Twain's Apple Cure" from a "recent speech." (#10209).

$100.00

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133. The Complete Works of Mark Twain. Author's National Edition. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [circa 1910]. Promotional leaflet for a discounted (half-price) twenty-five volume set. Sixteenmo (5.5 x 3.25 inches; 140 x 85 mm.). [8] pages. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding, original self-wrappers with cover-title featuring Twain's portrait. Margins very faintly tanned; only a hint of trivial edgewear. Nearly fine. (#10210).

$100.00

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134. Little Stories about Mark Twain. [New York: Harper & Brothers, circa 1911]. First edition. Sixteenmo (5.25 x 4.5 inches; 135 x 115 mm.). 16 unpaginated leaves. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original printed wrappers with Twain's portrait on the front cover. Previous ownership signature on the front wrapper with the note: "'My gray head salutes you!' Written to me by Mark Twain in his 70th year;" also contemporary marginal scribbles on the front wrapper and a couple other marginal manuscript notes in the text and rear wrapper. Wrappers lightly soiled with a couple minor bruises, a chip to the top of the spine fold and a small, old adhesive label in the upper margin; staples a little rusty, top staple no longer connected to the wrapper. About very good. Published to promote the sale of the National Edition of Twain's Works. (#10211).

$25.00

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135. Your Mark Twain. [New York]: Harper & Brothers, 1912. First edition. Octavo (10 x 4.125 inches; 250 x 105 mm.). 15, [1] pages. In-text illustrations on nearly every page. Publisher's saddle-stapled binding in the original illustrated self-wrappers. Edges and spine fold with some minor wear; light marginal creasing to the top of the front wrapper. A few faint marginal fox marks in the text. Near fine. Promotional material, issued with an order form (missing here), for the National Edition of the author's works, a 25 volume set. (#10218).

$75.00

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136. To Honor the Name of Mark Twain. Hannibal: Mark Twain Association of America, 1941. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Small octavo (7.125 x 5.25 inches; 180 x 132 mm.). 4 pages. In-text illustration of The Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal. Single sheet bifolium. Folded horizontally with a soft crease; very light marginal soiling; corners gently bumped; soft diagonal crease to the bottom corner. Near fine. Notes on the founding of the Mark Twain Association of America in the organization's first publication. (#10290).

$20.00

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137. How Mark Twain Got His Name. Perry, Missouri: Mark Twain Research Foundation, [circa 1953]. First edition. Quarto (10.75 x 8.5 inches; 275 x 215 mm.). Single leaf, text on the recto and an illustration on the verso. Two horizontal (mailing?) folds; bottom corner softly creased; faint, uneven tanning to the left and upper margins of the recto with a faint, short tidemark; minimal wear to the top edge. Near fine. Commentary from George Ade in response to question raised by a young student. (#10291).

$20.00

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138. Occidental Publishing Co. Confidential Terms to Agents. The Occidental Publishing Company of San Francisco and the selling of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. San Francisco: Randall House, 1988. Randall House edition, limited to 300 copies. Quarto (12.375 x 7 inches; 315 x 175 mm.). Two-sided facsimile broadside tipped into a bifolium; cover-title. Just a hint of wear the edges; very soft crease to the bottom corner of the first leaf. Nearly fine. (#10284).

$15.00

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Card games

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139. Portrait Authors. Worcester: West & Lee, [circa 1874]. Original card game deck. (4.875 x 2.625 inches; 98 x 65 mm.). 64 cards, printed one side with the West & Lee monogram on the card-backs. Letterpress folding instruction sheet. 32 cards with illustrated portraits, the other half with biographical sketches. Original publisher's green paper-covered pull-off-top box with illustrated paper label; lacking the box lid. Box rubbed; edges worn and partially split in the top (one edge completely another partially sewn together at an early date; old interior tape mends. Cards with only routine wear and soiling, as expected. Instruction sheet wrinkled and lightly soiled, splitting at the folds. Very good cards in an incomplete box. Four authors in eight fields (biographers, historians, journalists, moral and religious, novelists, poets, story writers and humorists (Twain)). Includes cards for many other prominent 19th century authors (Collins, Dickens and Hawthorne among them). Patented September 2, 1873. (#10311).

$125.00

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140. The Game of Star Authors. New York: McLoughlin Bros., [circa 1875]. Original card game deck. (4.875 x 2.625 inches; 98 x 65 mm.). 64 cards, printed one side with a star-a[uthors] monogram on the card-backs. Some cards with illustrated portraits, others with just the author's name and a bust of Shakespeare. Original publisher's red paper-covered pull-off-top box with illustrated paper label. Lacking the instruction booklet. Box pretty worn, with the bottom face reattached (or likely renewed); edges worn, some split with old interior tape mends or stitching; faces rubbed. Cards somewhat worn, occasional soft creasing or chipped corners. Good. (#10312).

$75.00

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141. The Game of Star Authors. New York: McLoughlin Bros., [circa 1887]. Original card game deck, expanded reissue (3.5 x 2.5 inches; 87 x 63 mm.). 72 cards, printed one side with a floral pattern the card-backs. 36 cards with illustrated portraits, the other half with an illustration and title list; decorative margins. Original publisher's red paper-covered, gilt-stamped box. Lacking the instruction booklet if issued with one. Box edges worn with some mild chipped; gilt worn and very lightly tarnished. Box interior liner renewed. Cards with only routine wear and some soft creasing. Good. Mark Twain card probably supplied with green coloring not on other cards and a different floral card back, otherwise identical and clearly contemporary. (#10313).

$75.00

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142. The Game of Modern Authors. New York: Milton Bradley Company, [circa 1887]. Original card game deck. (3.375 x 2.375 inches; 86 x 60 mm.). 40 cards. Each card with an illustrated portrait. Folding instruction sheet. Publisher's paper box, lid covered in illustrated blue paper with Mark Twain bust. Box lightly worn, particularly at the corners; some mild staining to the lid; light bruising. Routine mild wear to the cards, deck with shallow bending. Instruction sheet with closed tear along the vertical fold; faint marginal soiling; soft diagonal crease in the upper margin. Very good. (#10314).

$75.00

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Miscellany

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143. J[ohn]. H[ankins]. Wallace. Wallace's American Trotting Register. Containing all that is known of the Pedigrees of Trotting Horses, Their Ancestors and Descendants. New York: George E. Woodward, 1871. First edition. Octavo (9.5 x 6.25 inches; 245 x 160 mm.). 6, [2, contents and illustrations], 13-504 pages; two publisher's catalogs tipped in before the preface. Frontispiece and six additional illustrated plates inserted throughout. Recent dark green quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards, spine in six panels with five raised bands and lettered in gilt; page edges trimmed; plain green laid paper endpapers, double flyleaves. Spine slightly leaning. Text slightly shaken, some leaves splitting in the gutter margin (prominent in the preliminaries); text tanned and somewhat brittle, a few leaves chipped at the corners or fore-edge margin; old rubber stamp on the title-page since effaced and illegible. Very good. First year of a long-running annual publication. Features a horse named Mark Twain, bred by Charles S. Dole in Crystal Lake, IL, on page 224. (#10178).

$125.00

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144. [William Wallace Whitelock (as ?)]. The Literary Guillotine. New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1903. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 4.75 inches; 185 x 120 mm.). x, [2, (recto blank)], 262, [3 ads], [3, blank] pages. Publisher's black quarter-cloth over brown paper-covered boards, printed in black and white, printed paper label affixed to the spine; top edge of the text block stained red, others untrimmed; printed endpapers. Spine paper label tanned; board edges lightly worn; small, faint stain in the bottom margin of the front board; bottom corners bumped. Near fine. Mock trials with Mark Twain as a character on the bench, also involves appearances by Henry James, Winston Churchill, Booth Tarkington and many others. (#10198).

$40.00

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145. Peter Newell (illustrator). Favorite Fairy Tales. The Childhood Choice of Representative Men and Women. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907. First edition. Octavo (8.625 x 5.75 inches; 220 x 145 mm.). [2, blank], xviii, [1], [1, blank], 92, [2, fly-title (verso blank)], 354, [1], [3, blank] pages. Frontispiece and fifteen additional illustrated plates after Peter Newell throughout; decorative borders by Francis I. Bennett, printed in green. Publisher's vegetable vellum, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board stamped in gilt; top edge of the text block gilt, others rough trimmed; plain endpapers. In the original dust jacket. Spine just barely askew; front board lightly soiled; spine ends very lightly worn; corners barely bent. Endpapers very lightly discolored (binder's glue and offsetting from the jacket). Dust jacket split at the front panel fold with relatively recent tape repairs on the verso; a substantial chip to the along the upper edge (from the rear panel fold to the middle of the front panel); spine panel dulled; several minor scuffs and some light soiling; edges and folds lightly worn. A near fine copy in a good dust jacket. Two stories cited as a favorite of Mark Twain ("Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"). (#10205).

$200.00

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146. Grace Donworth. The Letters of Jennie Allen to Her Friend Miss Musgrove. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1908. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 5 inches; 185 x 125 mm.). viii, [2, fly-title (verso blank)], 291, [3, blank] pages. Frontispiece and fifteen illustrated plates by Frederick R. Gruger inserted throughout. Publisher's red cloth, spine and front board lettered in black, front board decoratively stamped in white and black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine slightly leaning; backstrip faintly dulled; spine ends and corners lightly rubbed; a couple trivial scuffs to the front board. Text block sagging just a hair; top edge very lightly dust soiled; previous ownership signature. Very good.

A collection of letters between fictional characters. Twain read a previously published one and mistook it as real. "He incorporated one of the Jennie Allen letters in a speech which he made at a Press Club dinner in New York on the subject of simplified spelling--offering it at as an example of language with phonetic brevity exercising its supreme function, the direct conveyance of ideas... Clemens was not at all offended or disturbed by the exposure (of Grace Donworth's authorship). He even agreed to aid the young author in securing a publisher" (Albert Bigelow Paine. Mark Twain. A Biography. New York: 1912. p. 1318). (#10206).

$25.00

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147. Mark Twain (attributed); Ernest E. Leisy (editor). The Letters of Quintus Curtius Snodgrass. Dallas: Southern Methodist University, 1946. First edition. Octavo (8.75 x 5.75 inches; 222 x 145 mm.). [2, blank], xii, [1], [1, blank], 76 pages. Photographic portraiture frontispiece. Publisher's dark brownish gray cloth, spine lettered in gilt; top edge of the text block stained gray, others trimmed; plain endpapers. In the original dust jacket, priced $2.00. Spine ends softly pushed; corners slightly bent; extremities very lightly worn. Text very faintly tanned but still perfectly supple; faint foxing to the fore edge of the front free endpaper. Dust jacket spine panel and margins faintly darkened; edges with some mild wear including a few short closed tears and tiny nicks; mild soiling visible on the rear panel; light bruising to the bottom margin of the rear panel. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket. "Twain almost certainly did not write these 10 letters" (Claude S. Brinegar, "Mark Twain and the Quintus Curtius Snodgrass Letters," JSTOR). BAL 3575. (#10158).

$50.00

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Catalogs

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148. American Art Association. Catalogue of the First and Other Editions of the Writings of "Mark Twain"... And of Lafcadio Hearn. New York: American Art Association, January, 1914. First edition. Octavo (9.75 x 6.75 inches; 245 x 170 mm.). 69, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's saddle-stitched binding with the original wrappers (detached), printed in red and black. Wrappers detached and split down the spine fold with some minor chipping in the inner margins; margins faintly darkened; lightly soiled; sticker label on front wrapper; bottom corner of the rear wrapper torn with paper loss. Very light foxing to the title-page; soft vertical crease to the upper margin. Good. Property of The Tomlinson-Humes Company and Twain bibliographer Merle Johnson. Contains 294 lots of Mark Twain and 73 from Lafcadio Hearn. (#10227).

$125.00

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149. E. F. Whitman (manager) and F. B. O'Connor (auctioneer). Mark Twain Library Auction. Los Angeles: April 10, [1951]. First edition. Folio (17 x 8.125 inches; 430 x 205 mm.). Original broadside, printed both sides. One vertical and three horizontal creases (mailer folds?); light wrinkling along the creases. Near fine. The second largest single sale of books from Twain's library at 300 lots (following the 1911 sale of over 550 lots). (#10287).

$150.00

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150. Dawson's Book Shop. Catalog of the Mark Twain Collection of Charles Farnsworth Cornman. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1988. First edition. Quarto (10.75 x 8.25 inches; 275 x 210 mm.). Unpaginated. Original full-color photograph (3.25 x 2.25 inches, also seen as a black and white reproduction) mounted to the recto of the fifth leaf; full-page xerographic facsimiles throughout. Publisher's perfect binding in the original printed wrappers; all edges of the text block trimmed. Wrappers lightly soiled; edges and joints lightly worn. Near fine. (#10283).

$50.00

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Miniature books

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151. Mark Twain. 1601. Or Conversation at the Social Fireside as it Was in the Time of the Tudors. Chicago: Black Cat Press, 1962. First Black Cat miniature edition, one of 100 unnumbered bound copies from a total print run of 400 (suggested by Bradbury). Miniature (2.5 x 1.875 inches; 64 x 45 mm.). [2, blank], 39, [1, printer's note], [6, blank] pages. Full-page frontispiece. Publisher's red leather, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board stamped in gilt; all edges of the text block gilt; patterned endpapers. Front board with two tiny snicks; extremities very lightly worn. Near fine. Black Cat previously published this title in octavo format in 1936. Bradbury 2974 (p. 21); Welsh 1938. (#10299).

$250.00

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152. Mark Twain. Catryna Ten Eyck (illustrator). A Mark Twain Sampler. [Salisbury: Lime Rock Press, 1980]. First edition, limited to 1001 copies and signed by the illustrator. Miniature (2.875 x 2.5 inches; 73 x 61 mm.). 32 unpaginated leaves (note: first and last leaves blank). Continuous line drawing by Catryna Ten Eyck throughout the text. Publisher's unprinted plain-paper wrappers with marbled paper over-wrappers affixed at the spine, printed paper label on the front wrapper. Edges very lightly worn. Nearly fine. Publisher's flyer laid in. Bradbury 2968 (p. 132). (#10300).

$40.00

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153. Mark Twain. Catryna Ten Eyck (illustrator). Adam's Diary. [Salisbury: Lime Rock Press, 1983]. First miniature edition, regular issue, limited to 100 copies (following 25 deluxe copies), of which this is number 40, and signed by the illustrator and binder. Miniature (2.125 x 2 inches; 55 x 50 mm.). [10], 30, [3], [3, blank], [1], [1, blank] pages (note: first two and last two leaves serve as the endpapers). Full-page illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's blue cloth, front board lettered in gilt; all edges of the text block rough trimmed; endpapers from the text. Spine barely leaning. About fine. Bradbury 2952 (p. 133). (#10301).

$60.00

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154. Mark Twain. Luck. Evanston: The Press of Ward Schori, 1984. First separate edition (previously published in Harper's Magazine), limited to 199 copies, of which this is number 116. Miniature (2.5 x 2 inches; 65 x 50 mm.). 49, [2, blank], [1, limitation] pages (note: first four pages are blank). Full-page illustrations by Robert J. Wahlgren throughout. Publisher's gold cloth binding, spine and front board lettered in black, front board stamped in black; top edge of the text block gilt, others trimmed; plain endpapers. Front joint somewhat worn with a couple hairline splits to the cloth with a torn flap possibly laid down; spine slightly skewed. Very good. Bradbury 2966 (p. 262). (#10302).

$40.00

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155. Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Raft Passage. From Life on the Mississippi. [Mill Valley: Sunflower Press, 1986]. First edition, limited to 75 copies, of which this is number 31, and signed by the publisher. Miniature (2.625 x 2.375 inches; 68 x 60 mm.). [4, blank], [6], iii, [1], 27, [1, blank], [1], [1, blank], [1, limitation], [3, blank] pages. Full-page and in-text illustrations by Maryline Poole Adams. Publisher's gray paper-covered boards, illustrated in black; all edges of the text block trimmed; red endpapers. Spine with a shallow ridge (and associated creasing; more pronounced toward the crown). Near fine. Bradbury 2967 (p. 289). (#10303).

$125.00

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156. Mark Twain. The Old Time Printer. Baltimore: The Xavier Press, 1988. First edition, limited to 175 copies, of which this is number 107. Miniature (2.25 x 1.75 inches; 58 x 45 mm.). [2, blank], vi, 18, [2, blank], [1, limitation], [3, blank] pages. Mounted frontispiece, in-text illustration on page 3. Publisher's brown cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; brownish-orange endpapers with a pocket affixed to the rear endpaper for two type samples (only one present). In the original glassine. Lacking the Minion 7-point type sample. Very shallow ridge to the spine. A couple nicks to the glassine. Near fine. Bradbury 2972 (p. 327). (#10304).

$75.00

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157. [Mark Twain]. "Mark Twain on the American West". [contained in:] Tumbleweeds West, Number Two. San Diego: Ash Ranch Press, 1988. First edition, limited to 325 copies. Miniature (2.125 x 2.5 inches; 55 x 65 mm.). 17, [1, limitation] foliated leaves. Publisher's side-stitched, matchbook-format binding with printed wrappers. Some trivial edgewear, some very light wrinkling to the top fold. Near fine. An excerpt from Twain's Roughing It; also includes "How to Write a Kentucky Novel" by publisher Don Hildreth, writing as Cactus Jack Gaxter. Bradbury 1434 (p. 12). (#10305).

$50.00

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158. Mark Twain. Nicodemus Dodge. San Diego: Ash Ranch Press, 1989. First edition, limited to 52 copies, regular issue (26 copies), of which this is number 9. Miniature (2.125 x 1.125 inches; 55 x 40 mm.). 31, [1, colophon] pages. Publisher's bonded black leather, spine lettered and ruled and gilt; all edges of the text block rough trimmed; plain blue endpapers. In the original dust jacket. Dust jacket very lightly rubbed, with some mild soiling and faint discoloration. Near fine. An excerpt from A Tramp Abroad. Bradbury 2970 (p. 12). (#10307).

$150.00

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159. [Mark Twain]. Ray E. Garrison. "My Beautiful Darling." Mark Twain's Mother and her Keokuk Years. Evanston: The Press of Ward Schori, 1992. First edition, limited to 139 copies. Miniature (2.25 x 1.875 inches; 58 x 45 mm.). [2, blank], [10], 38, [6] pages. Full-page frontispiece and full-page illustrations throughout. Publisher's white suede, spine and front board lettered in gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain red endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed and soiled, so it appears gray; spine very slightly askew. Very good. Bradbury 1161 (p. 264). (#10309).

$60.00

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160. [Mark Twain; Ben Franklin]. Time I$. Santa Cruz: Peter & Donna Thomas, 2003. First edition, limited to 102 copies, of which this is number 50. Miniature (2.75 x 1.75 inches; 70 x 48 mm. (binding)). Publisher's paper-flag binding with five wooden dowels; case with illustrated paper-covered boards, with a sleeve for an over-printed dollar bill. Case does not quite rest squarely; very soft wrinkle to the first paper flag. Near fine. Bromer & Edison, p. 196. (#10310).

$50.00

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