Word Shadows of the Great
[Mark Twain (contributor)]. Thomas F. Madigan. Word Shadows of the Great. The Lure of Autograph Collecting. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1930. First edition, trade issue. Octavo (9.25 x 6.25 inches; 235 x 160 mm.). xiv, [2, quote (verso blank)], 300, [4, blank] pages. Frontispiece and several illustrated plates inserted throughout, in-text line illustrations. Publisher's reddish-brown cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board stamped in gilt, painted in white and ruled in blind; top edge of the text block stained brown, others rough-trimmed; illustrated endpapers. Spine ends gently pushed and very lightly worn, particularly at the crown; touch of wear to the corners. A few trivial scuffs to the top stain. Near fine. Contains the first printing of a Mark Twain letter on pages 182-183. (#10242).