[Mark Twain]. John A. Steuart. Letters to Living Authors. 1890. First edition.

Letters to Living Authors

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[Mark Twain]. 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 from 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).