[Mark Twain]. Albert Bigelow Paine. Mark Twain. A Biography. [1935]. 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, [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. Near fine copies in a good slipcase. BAL Clemens Selected References, p. 251 (first edition). (#10216).