483
483
Clemens, Samuel L.
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT
483
Clemens, Samuel L.
Estimate
6,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Clemens, Samuel L.

A group of three letters to his English publisher, Andrew Chatto, including one about Huckleberry Finn, and one to Elizabeth Brachman regarding Chatto.

Autograph letter signed ("Saml L. Clemens"), Schloss Hotel, Heidelberg, 3 June [1878], requesting copies of Innocents Abroad and Roughing It in wrappers be sent to him; browned, right margin a trifle frayed, losses to upper left corner of first leaf, and to 3 corners of blank leaf. — Autograph letter in pencil signed ("S. L. Clemens"), 2 pages on one sheet, Hartford, 1 April 1884, instructing him to settle with Tauschnitz, notifying Chatto that his future publisher Charles L. Webster will be writing him, that they plan to send early sheets of Huckleberry Finn, as it will be printed months before it is issued, and that Clemens will secure the Canadian copyright.  Tan cloth portfolio. provenance: Paul Hyde Bonner (sale, American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, 15 February 1934, lot 71). — Autograph letter signed ("SL Clemens"), one page, Hartford, 19 March 1890, referring an Italian translator to Chatto, instructing him not to send Mr. Ramasso anything earlier than The Gilded Age (Ramasso had asked for some very early sketches); light marginal soiling, remnants of mounts on verso, one short fold split. — Autograph letter signed ("Mark Twain"), one page on mourning stationery with Riverdale imprint, New York City (noted by Clemens), 14 August 1902, to Elisabeth Brachmann of Norway, apparently authorizing her to do a translation of one of his works; long fold split touching 2 words.


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