[Mark Twain]. Albert Bigelow Paine. Mark Twain. A Biography. 1912. First edition.

Mark Twain, A Biography

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[Mark Twain]. 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).