Books by Mark Twain
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  • Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  1601 or conversation as it was at the fireside in the time of the tudors and sketches old and new.  n.p.: The Golden Hind Press, 1933. First Edition by The Golden Hind Press. Very good in bright red cloth covered boards with a paper label on the spine with white end sheets. With minor soiling to the boards and slight tanning to the spine. The paper label is very slightly tanned and not chipped or torn. Without a dust jacket. 204 pages of text with a frontispiece portrait of Twain. (Not listed in BAL or McBride; but, appears as item 32 p. 78 of the bibliography contained in Mark Twain Society reprint of 1939.)
    TB21297  $35.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  '1601' A Fireside Conversation As Written by the Ingenuous, Virtuous and learned Mark Twain, wit..  n.p.: "Printed for the subscribers only at Devil's Hole", n.d.. Limited Edition. Near fine in 1/4 orange cloth and gilt decorated black paper covered boards with black text on the spine. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2 by 4 3/8 inches with light soiling on the spine. In its original, glassine jacket with two closed tears to the upper fore corner of the front panel. The jacket is in very good+ condition. One of only 125 numbered copies this one being out of series. Unpaginated. (Not listed in BAL or McBride; but, appears as item 32 p. 78 of the bibliography contained in Mark Twain Society reprint of 1939.)
    TB30179  $50.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Westport, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1975. Collector's Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" containing 320 pages of text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece of Twain by Richard Loehle and 17 ink and watercolor wash drawings by Karl Stuecklen. This is one of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates or notations. A blank Easton Press book plate is affixed to the front paste down ready to take the name of its next owner.
    TB26054  $75.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Companion).  Norwalk Conn.: The Easton Press, 1981. Collector's Edition. Fine in full brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An small quarto measuring 9 1/8" by 6" containing 396 pages of text. With illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton and with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB26000  $75.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).  New York: Charles L. Webster And Company, 1885. Third Printing. Recently rebacked preserving the original backstrip, cloth covered boards and end sheets. The fore corners of the boards have been reinforced and all frayed parts of the original cloth have been repaired putting this book in very near fine condition. A rent to the cloth of approximately 1/2" at the fore edge of the rear board was also repaired. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 6 3/4" in the publisher's original decorated green cloth covered boards with a black on gilt title box on the spine and gilt decorations and black embossing on the front board. The end sheets are the original light tan paper with a small prior owner's stamp on the front paste down. This volume is a third printing based on the revised engraving on page 283 which is bound in. Additional points are as follows: the 1885 title page is not a cancel; the copyright page is dated 1884. Page 13 shows "Him and another Man" correctly listed on page 87. The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 is correctly written as "with the saw" instead of "with the was". The second "5" of "155" on page 155 is slightly larger. Page 283 is not a cancel but a corrected engraving. The fronticeportrait is tipped in with no tablecloth visible. (BAL 3415; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; McBride, pp. 92-121)
    TB22097  $650.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer A Facsimile of the author's holograph manuscript.  Frederick, MD and Washington D.C.: University Publications of America and Georgetown University Library, (1992). First Facsimile Edition, First Printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition bound in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines and front boards. Both are small quartos measuring 11" by 8 1/2". Without dust jackets as issued; however, the two volumes are contained within a fine cloth covered slip case. With an introduction by Paul Baender. Volume I contains the first 432 pages of Twain's manuscript. Volume II contains page 433 to page 874. An extremely tight, clean and handsome set with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27836  $125.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The American Claimant.  New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. First Edition. Very good- in the publisher's original olive-green decorated cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board with black decorations on the same. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn and rubbed and worn through at the lower tips of the boards. 277 pages including an appendix followed by eight pages of ads. Illustrated throughout with drawings within the text. (BAL 3434)
    TB27861  $70.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The Annotated Huckleberry Finn.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (2001). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark dark blue, simulated leather, paper covered boards with silver colored text stamped on the spine and on the front board with borders. . A small quarto measuring 10" by 8 1/2". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 480 pages of text including a ten page bibliography of works by and about Twain. Edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Patrick Hearn. An extremely handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27832  $35.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County And Other Sketches.  n.p.: Westvaco, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1959. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 dark green leather and decorated yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; but, contained within its near fine paper covered slip case. This was the WESTVACO Christmas release of 1959 which was the second volume in their annual American Classic series which was published each year until 2007. A collection of thirteen "essays" by an admirable author with an opinion. 119 pages of text illustrated with a steel engraving frontispiece of Twain with small engravings within the text throughout. This volume was published in a limited quantity and is now exceptionally uncommon.
    TB28369  $175.00




  • Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  Christian Science With Notes Containing Corrections To Date.  New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907. First Edition, first state. Very good+ in the publisher's original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The cloth shows spots of silver fish damage none of which is unsightly. The hinges, joints, binding and pages remain tight and strong. Without a dust jacket. 362 pages of text with all of the points cited in BAL 3497 to indicate that this is a first state of the edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Twain and two photographic plates.
    TB21284  $150.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  Editorial Wild Oats.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in bright red cloth covered boards with faded white text stamping on the spine and with bright white with black outlined text on the front board with a sketchof a cat. There is a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page and the cloth on the spine is faded. Without its issued dust jacket. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" tall by 5 1/8" deep containing 83 pages of text and plates. Illustrated with a frontispiece and with six black and white plates by F. Strothman. A collection of six short stories. (BAL 3665; McBride p. 219.)
    TB21300  $65.00



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    Harper's Magazine (February, 1922).  New York: Harper & Brothers, Feburary, 1922. . Very good in printed, paper wraps over a double staple binding. A small quarto of 10 7/8 by 6 7/8 with small chips to the outside edges of the covers and with a few closed tears to the ads at the rear of the magazine. 412 pages of text followed by many pages of ads. Included in this issue are: Unpublished Chapters from the Autobiography of Mark Twain; Science and Religion by Charles P. Steinmetz; My Boyhood, Part II by John Burroughs; and Drifting Leaves by Kenneth L. Roberts which focuses on the rejection from the Soviet Russia of anyone with "money, brains, education, social position or official position" by the Bolsheviks.
    TB30870  $25.00




  • Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  A Horse's Tail.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1907. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in bright red cloth covered boards with white text on the spine and on the front board together with a sketch on the front board. The rear board is partially stained with ink or black paint. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" tall by 5 1/8" deep containing 153 pages of text and illustrations. Without its issued dust jacket which is quite scarce. Illustrated with a frontispiece and four black and white plates by Lucius Hitchcock. (BAL 3500; McBride p. 232)
    TB21299  $100.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography And First Romance.  New York: Sheldon & Company, (1871). First Edition, First State. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front cover surrounded by blind embossed borders on the front and rear boards. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 /34 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and worn and with the cloth over the tips of the boards worn through. There is an early prior owner's name on the first free end page in pencil. Without a dust jacket and perhaps as issued. 47 pages of text followed by a one page ad. Illustrated with a number of engraving scattered through out. This copy conforms to BAL's first state where there is no advertisement for Ball, Black & Co. on the copyright page. (ABL 3326; Johnson p12-13)
    TB29438  $150.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  Mark Twain's Library of Humor.  New York: Charles L. Webster, 1888. First Edition, Second State. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt and black titling on the spine and gilt stamped text on the front board together with an illustration in black. The gilt text on the spine and front board is little more. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with a prior owner's name on the first free end page and a date. The rear hinge is cracked, but has been professionally reinforced. 707 pages of text containing at the end credits to authors and publishers for the use of material contained within this title. Illustrated throughout by drawings by E. W. Kemble. This is the second state of the first edition with the index of titles arranged alphabetically. A very tight and clean copy.
    TB27829  $150.00



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    Howells, W. D.:  My Mark Twain Reminiscences and Criticisms.  New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1910. First Edition. Very good+ in its original light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with red and gilt text on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. An octavo of 8 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches with slight tanning to the cloth on the spine, a small dent to the fore edge of the front board impacted on the preliminaries to the first page of text in the form of a very small, barely noticeable dent and with a faint dampness stain at the top margins of pages 98 and the plate which faces that page. Without a dust jacket. 187 pages illustrated with a double frontispiece portrait of Twain from a photograph and a portrait of the author also from a photograph and six plates from engravings and photographs.
    TB30881  $20.00



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    Sattelmeyer, Robert, and J. Donald Crowley:  One Hundred Years of Huckleberry Finn The Boy, His Book, And American Culture.  Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1985. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with a silver on brown title block on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with white end sheets. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with two short closed tears at the upper and lower edges of the front panel. "Centennial essays edited by Robert Sattelmeyer and J. Donald Crowley. 428 pages of text containing a selected bibliography. An extremely handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27835  $20.00




  • Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The Prince and the Pauper.  New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, c1909. 1915 reprint. Very good in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with modest rubbing at the head of the spine and with an illustrated paper label fixed to the front board which is only slightly rubbed in small areas. With a prior owner's name and date on the first free end paper; otherwise, there are no marks or notations anywhere within the book. 506 pages of text with a frontispiece and 7 full color plates by W. Hatherell. An attractive presentable copy.
    TB15586  $17.50



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  The Prince and the Pauper A Tale For Young People Of All Ages.  Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. First Edition, First Issue. Very near fine in the publisher's original green cloth covered boards with gilt text and black designs on the spine and the same on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine very lightly rubbed and crimped inward and with light rubbing to the tips of the boards. The joints and hinges are tight and strong. The contents are clean and bright with just an occasional printer's finger print on the lower margins. There is an early, dated "Dec. 25th 1882" gift inscription on the first free end page in ink. The typographical errors on pages 124, 263 and 362 have not been corrected. 411 pages of text with 192 illustrations in the text. With the Franklin Press imprint on the copyright page and the rosette at 1/8" below the fillet on the spine which conforms to binding state "A" as outlined in Blanck. (BAL 3402) An extremely handsome and bright first edition, first issue copy. (McBride, p70)
    TB30880  $1200.00



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    Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]:  Roughing It.  Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1872. First Edition, second state.. Recently professionally rebacked in black cloth covered boards with new end caps retaining the publisher's original boards and with the original cloth backstrip with its gilt text over the spine. The original gilt embossed decoration and title is present on the front board with the original blind embossing on the rear board. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with a gift inscription on the third free end page, a narrow, 3" section from the margin of the fore edge of page 81/82 missing, and the remains of a prior owner's stamped name on the title page, top of page 19 and pages 238 and 239. Without a dust jacket. 591 pages of text without the one page advertisement. Two frontispieces and illustrations by "eminent artists". A second state copy of the first edition with the missing word "his" on lines 20/21 of page 242. (BAL 3337; McBride p. 18; Wright II 554; Johnson p. 215)
    TB26132  $250.00






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