Item #68951 Writings [Autograph Edition]. Mark TWAIN.
Writings [Autograph Edition]
Writings [Autograph Edition]
Writings [Autograph Edition]
Writings [Autograph Edition]
Writings [Autograph Edition]

One of 512 Copies, Signed by Twain

Writings [Autograph Edition].

Hartford, Conn. American Publishing Company, 1899.

Full Description:

TWAIN, Mark. The Writings of Mark Twain. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1899-1900.

Autograph Edition. Limited to 512 numbered copies, of which this is number 79, signed by the author: “S.L. Clemens/(Mark Twain)/[flourish].” Complete in twenty-two octavo volumes (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 207 x 145 mm). With 118 illustrations as called for. Photogravure frontispieces and plates, on India paper watermarked "Clemens". Descriptive tissue guards. The Gilded Age signed by Charles Dudley Warner on limitation page. The bottom of page xxxiii in Volume I is signed by Brander Mathews who wrote the Biographical essay in that volume. A frontispiece portrait of Twain is signed by Gerhardt in Huckleberry Finn. Several of the plates are signed by the artist, including Peter Newell, Karl Gerhardt, Charles Noel Flagg, and A.B. Frost for a total of twenty signatures. Three more additional volumes were printed and sold separately in 1903 and 1907. This current set of twenty-two volumes contains all of Twain's major works.

Full contemporary blue morocco (This may be the publisher's full binding since this is number 79 which is a very low number and often the lower numbers were reserved for special bindings). Gilt floral corner devices. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt. Gilt dentelles. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Marbled endpapers. Spines lightly sunned. A couple volumes with minor repairs to headcaps. Previous owner's signature on front free endpaper of volume I. Overall a beautiful, very good set.

BAL 3456. Johnson, Twain, p. 151.

HBS 68951.


Price: $15,000.00

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