CLEMENS, SAMUEL L., SKETCHES BY MARK TWAIN.... [TORONTO]: 1880 [BUT 1881], INSCRIBED BY TWAIN
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- Sketches by Mark Twain. Now Published in Complete Form. [Toronto]: Belford & Co., 1880 [but 1881]
8vo (7 x 4 3/4 in.; 17.6 x 12.2 cm). Woodcut tailpieces; some toning. Original russet cloth-covered boards, upper cover gilt lettered, rounded spine gilt lettered, inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper; overall rubbed, some fraying to edges, joints weak, bookplates to front and rear pastedowns as well as verso of front free endpaper, rubber library stamp to front pastedown and copyright page, one or two pencil annotations. In half red morocco clamshell case, spine gilt lettered, with repeat decoration in gilt.