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Clemens, Samuel L.
SKETCHES BY MARK TWAIN. NOW PUBLISHED IN COMPLETE FORM. [TORONTO]: BELFORD & CO., 1880 [BUT 1881]
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LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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Clemens, Samuel L.
SKETCHES BY MARK TWAIN. NOW PUBLISHED IN COMPLETE FORM. [TORONTO]: BELFORD & CO., 1880 [BUT 1881]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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Clemens, Samuel L.
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.    
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Provenance

Mary C. Young (bookplate to front pastedown)

William F. Gable (bookplates to verso of front free endpaper and rear pastedown)

Literature

BAL 3364

Catalogue Note

The pirate edition of this collection of humorous sketches, inscribed: "This book was published in 1880—one year before entered so it says—see title page—It means that the thieves never entered it at all does it not?"  Beneath this, in Twain's hand it is written: "Pirate edition, I suppose. Mark Twain."

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York