Mark Twain-Howells Letters
[Mark Twain; William D. Howells]. Henry Nash Smith and William M. Gibson (editors). Mark Twain-Howells Letters. The Correspondence of Samuel L. Clemens and William D. Howells. 1872-1910. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1960. First edition. Two volumes. Octavo (9.25 x 6 inches; 235 x 155 mm.). xxv, [1, blank], 454; [vi], [2 (verso blank)], 455-948, [2, blank] pages. Frontispiece in the first volume and several illustrated plates inserted throughout, including reproductions of the letters. Publisher's black cloth, spines lettered in gilt and white; all edges of the text block trimmed; brown endpapers. In the original dust jackets, priced $20.00. Extremities very lightly worn. A coupe very minor soil spots to the page edges. Dust jacket edges very lightly worn with a few trivial nicks and a short (one half inch), diagonal closed tear to the top edge of the spine panel of the first volume; very limited rubbing to the rear panels. Near fine. (#10262).