Property from a Florida Collector
CLEMENS, SAMUEL L.
A Collection of First Editions
Lot includes: Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance. New York: Sheldon & Company, 1871. First edition, first state of the title page without advertisement on verso. BAL 3326 — Roughing It. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1872. First American edition, presumed first state of page 242 (with the word "his" on line 21), and with the advert present on page 592. BAL 3337 — The Prince and the Pauper. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. First edition. BAL 3402 — Life on the Mississippi. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First American edition, first state, with tailpiece on p. 441, and p. 443 with "The St. Louis Hotel" caption. BAL 3411 — A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1890. BAL 3429 — The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. First edition. BAL 3442 —Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1896. First edition. BAL 3446 — Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1897. First edition. BAL 3451 — "To the Person Sitting in Darkness." [New York: Anti-Imperialist League, 1901]. First edition. BAL 3470 — King Leopold's Soliloquy: A Defense of His Congo Rule. Boston: P.R. Warren, Co., 1905. 2 editions. BAL 3485
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