Life and Letters of Joel Chandler Harris
[Mark Twain (contributor)]. 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], , [2, fly-title (verso blank)], 629, , [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).