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Clemens, Samuel L.

Estimate
2,500 - 3,000 USD
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Description

  • The Writings of Mark Twain. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1899–1907
  • paper, ink, leather
25 volumes, 8vo. Frontispieces, additional engraved edition titles, and plates all on india paper mounted with red-lettered tissue-guards; some light marginal dampstaining to vol. IX. Contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards, endpapers marbled en suite, top edges gilt, others uncut; rubbed, spines sunned, spine of vol. IX dampstained.

Condition

25 volumes, 8vo. Frontispieces, additional engraved edition titles, and plates all on india paper mounted with red-lettered tissue-guards; some light marginal dampstaining to vol. IX. Contemporary half green morocco over marbles boards, endpapers marbled en suite, top edges gilt, others uncut; rubbed, spines faded to brown, spine of vol. IX dampstained.
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Catalogue Note

Autograph edition, no. 431 of 512 sets, limitation page of volume I with the double signature of the author ("S. L. Clemens | Mark Twain"); also signed by Charles Dudley Warner on the limitation page of volume X (The Gilded Age).