Letters of Quintus Curtius Snodgrass
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, blank], 76 pages. Photographic portraiture inserted 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).