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Twain, Mark. A DOUBLE BARRELLED DETECTIVE STORY. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. First Edition. Octavo. with "April, 1902" on copyright page, 179pp., containing 7 illustrations by Lucius Hitchcock; bound in red gilt decorated cloth lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, front pastedown is variant B, rear pastedown is variant B, no priority. A lovely copy with just a hint of fading to spine and wear to spine ends, neat owner's name date 1901 to second blank. [BAL 3471] [pb.a5043] $500   Twain, Mark. ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First Edition. Octavo. With the rare "curved fly". bound in original publisher's sheep, early rebacking, with red and black morocco labels gilt, renewed endpapers with first and last blanks toned and spotted from endpapers, boards rough but had been preserved with a coating of some sort evidently to keep from further deterioration as often seen with sheepskin. Internally, text quite clean and bright. The issue points are as follows: A). Illustrations captioned "Him and another man" is listed as being on p. 88. B). Eleventh line from bottom of page 57 reads, "with the was". C) No signature mark on page 161. D). Title leaf is integral with copyright notice dated 1884. E). Page 155 with final 5 absent. F). Page 143 with "1" missing from "Col." at top of illustration and "b" in "body" in line 7 is broken. G). Page 283 is integral in and has the curved fly which is known only in prospectuses and a few leather bound copies according to BAL. (3415) [pb.4987]      $4800  Another Copy of Huck Finn Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (with the rare curved fly on page 283). New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First American edition, bound in original publisher's sheepskin, neatly and expertly rebacked, with original red and black labels on spine; most of original spine laid down. This is the earliest possible state of Huck Finn, with page 283 integral and with the curved fly on Uncle Silas' trousers, which is known only in prospectuses and a few leather bound copies. Internally clean and bright.  First National Bank President, Frank H. Crombie's copy, with his name on FEP and dated May 1885. BAL 3415.  $9,000 Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens). THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER a Tale for Young People of All Ages. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Octavo. (2), 411pp., frontispiece, 2 blanks at rear, illustrated, bound in publisher's 3/4 calf over marbled covered boards with matching endpapers and edges, spine fully gilt decorated with red and green contrasting labels gilt, clean and bright throughout without foxing, front free endpaper has a smudge presumably a defect in the marbling process, light surface damp stain to upper board near joint, neat previous owner's name, minor rubbing to edges, in all a very handsome, clean bright copy.[pb.4087]  $3500 Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens). THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER a Tale for Young People of All Ages. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Octavo. First issue with the Franklin imprint on the copyright page.(2), 411pp., frontispiece, 2 blanks at rear, illustrated, bound in publisher's 3/4 calf over marbled covered boards with matching endpapers and edges, spine fully gilt decorated with red and blue contrasting labels gilt, clean and bright throughout without foxing, neat previous owner's name dated 1882, edges rubbed, rear upper joint near head just slightly starting, surface scrape to calf on one corner, some darkening to edges. In all a very handsome copy. [pb.a5045]      $2500   Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens).  ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. First Edition. Octavo. First State with the 32 pp. catalog at rear dated October 1884. 438pp. saddle stitched with staples rather than sewn, bound in red pictorial cloth stamped in black, title to upper board and spine gilt. Slight bumping to two corners, tiny black dot to base of spine, minor finger soiling to covers, a couple of leaves with smudges and owner's name stamp to upper corner of title page otherwise a very handsome copy of this first edition which precedes the American first edition. Housed in a lined red cloth slipcase. [pb.4084]     $3600 Twain, Mark. ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First Edition. A lovely copy with all the second state issue points, half-title, frontispiece, photo-gravure bust by Gerhardt, 366pp., 174 illustrations, bound in green pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in black and gilt, spine lettered in gilt and black, peach tinted endpapers. A superb copy, nearly fine with just a few spots of rubbing to joints and spine ends, no owner's names, plates or otherwise, internally very fresh, with the following issue points. p. [9]: "...Huck Decides to Leave..." is listed as part of the heading for Chapter VI (changed from "Decided". p. [13]: "Him and another Man" properly listed as at p. 87. p. 57, line 23: "with the saw" (corrected from "with the was"). frontispiece portrait: "Photo- Gravure" plate. title page: conjugate p. 143: "Col." at upper corner of plate includes the "l." p. 155: final "5" of page number in a different font (type slippage and replacement) p. 161: signature mark "11" missing. p. 283: corrected plate bound in. [pb.4828] $4800 Twain, Mark. ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York, 1885; Charles Webster & Co. First Edition,  in the original green pictorial cloth, decorated in gilt and black, 8vo, with the following issue points: a. Illustrations captioned "Him and another man" listed as on p. 88. b. Page 57, 11th line from bottom reads "with the was." c. Frontispiece portrait, drapery under bust is not visible. d. Page 143, "I" is missing from "Col." at top of illustration and on line 7, with broken "b" in "body". e. Page 155, with final 5 in a larger font. f. Page 166 has no signature mark. g. Page 283/284 is tipped-in to stub, as in all cloth bound copies. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper, occasional soiling to text and considerable wear to extremities, but overall a tight, serviceable copy.        $2000   Twain, Mark ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York Charles Webster & Co. 1884, First Edition in original blue pictorial cloth, decorated in gilt and black; 366 pages, with the following early issue points; a) Illustration captioned "Him and another man: is erroneously listed as being on page 88. b). page 57, eleventh line from bottom reads "with the was"; c). There is no signature mark on page 161. d). Title leaf is tipped in, with copyright notice dated 1884 e.) Page 155 has final 5 lacking. f). Page 143, with "L" missing fron "COL." at top of illustration and "b" in "body" in line 7 is broken. g.) Page 28 is tipped-in. Occasional soiling to text; cloth discreetly and expertly repaired at extremities. Overall, a very good, tight copy. [BAL 3415] $8500   SIGNED BY TWAIN FOR HIS WIFE LIVY. Froude, James [Twain, Mark] THOMAS CARLYLE: A HISTORY OF THE FIRST FORTY YEARS OF HIS LIFE, 1795-1835 [together with] THOMAS CARLYLE: A HISTORY OF HIS LIFE IN LONDON, 1834-1881. New York; 1882 and 1884: Charles Scribner's Sons, Octavo. Two volumes in original plum cloth (volumes I and II), brown coated endpapers; wear to extremities, but very good overall; half blue morocco clamshell. SIGNED in both volumes by Livy: "Olivia L. Clemens/1882/Hartford". Both are signed in the year of publication. Mark Twain delighted in criticizing and correcting errors in the writings of other authors; apparently, so did Livy. She has corrected an awkward sentence on page 257, in volume III. Ad she has underlined the words "and is a colossus of gossamer". (page 76, volume IV). Both volumes have the booksellers ticket on the rear pastedown: (Brown & Gross Booksellers Hartford CT). [TOGETHER WITH] Two volumes in original plum cloth (volumes III and IV), brown coated endpapers; wear to extremetities, but very good overall; half orange morocco slipcase. SIGNED in both volumes by Mark Twain, for his wife, Livy: "Livy L. Clemens/1885". Some passages are marked in pencil, including the sentence "Fear nothing but fear". (page 48, (volume II). The front pastedowns have Clara Clemens shelf markings and also the 1951 auction markings. What a great association! Both Mark Twain and his wife Livy, loved Thomas Carlyle and his work.[pb.3187]       $4800 TWAIN'S OWN COPY SIGNED Taine. H. [Twain, Mark]. THE ANCIENT REGIME. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1876. Octavo. SIGNED "Saml. L. Clemens/Hartford 1876" on the front free endpaper and autograph notes on endpapers state that Twain finished reading it on Jan. 29th and finished re-reading it on Sept. 10th. Twain scholar Sherwood Cummings wrote of this book, " [Twain] not only referred to it during the next decade in his notebooks and correspondence but borrowed liberally from it for material and incidents in both the Prince and the Pauper & A Connecticut Yankee". Book plate signed by Albert Bigelow Paine as from the library of Samuel Langhorne Clemens to front pastedown, water staining to about the last 20 leaves, binding somewhat worn, hinges cracked but holding well. Housed in a custom leather backed clamshell.[pb.3178]      $22,500   FROM TWAIN'S LIBRARY SIGNED AND ANNOTATED Twain, Mark] Frenilly, Auguste Francois Fauveau De. RECOLLECTIONS OF BARON De FRENILLY, Peer of France (1768-1828). New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1909. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, edited with an introduction and notes by Arthur Chuquet [translated by Frederic Lees]. Title page printed in red and black, frontis portrait of the Baron de Frenilly, bound in original blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine; short closed tear at head and foot of spine. A very good copy. Twain acquired this title in the year of its publication, for he has signed on the front paste-down, "S L Clemens/1909". Mark Twain enjoyed carping the translator's English and he gleefully corrects it as he reads and writes critical comments in the margins. Twain's annotations show his interest in the translator's failings. Ten (10) pages (30, 32, 54, 60, 74, 97, 133, 165 and 216) bear the pen of pencil corrections: "may" for "should"; "Brejole and me" for "Brejole and I", "afraid" for " frightened", "under which I should have liked to pass it" for "under which I should have liked to have passed it". Another revision appears on page 54; Twain changes a statement concerning Louis XVI from "Alas!" The King was the last sort of man to succeed Louis XV. He was a good man and a good husband-pious, chaste, virtuous, just and humane..." to "Alas! was a good man and a good husband-pious, chaste, virtuous, just and humane..." Twain then comments on his editing, in ink, in the lower margin: "It is very bad workmanship to save words at with paying compliments to Louis XV. How would he defend himself?" Page 216 is folded down at the upper corner, as was Twain's habit. Housed in a custom slipcase. Gribben 1.246 (based on the 1951 "Mark Twain Library Auction" catalogue description, not citing the marginalia, and erroneously listing the present title as the London, Heinemann edition of Frenilly's Recollections). [pb.0326] $7200   MARK TWAIN VERSUS THE STREET RAILWAY CO. WITH SIGNED LETTERS Twain, Mark. MARK TWAIN Versus THE STREET RAILWAY CO. MARK TWAIN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL FOR THE BOOK MARK TWAIN versus THE STREET RAILWAY CO. TWAIN, Mark. The original material used by John S. Mayfield in publishing his book, Mark Twain Versus The Street Railway Company (np. 1926) The letters and documents comprising the manuscript are all tipped into a first edition copy of Mark Twain's Autobiography (New York, 1924; Harper ad Brothers). Two volumes large octavo, dust jackets and original box. The material consists of the following items: 1. Autograph letter signed by Mark Twain, 2 pages on black bordered stationary, dated May 5, 1906, to Owen Root, Jr. General Manager of the railway company. Twain eloquently states that his daughters are "frequently robbed by conductors on the surface lines" and that this time his eldest daughter took note of "the thief's" number and the time and place of the incident. 2. Autograph letter signed "S.L. Clemens," 2 pages on black bordered stationary dated May 13, 1906, to Owen Root, Jr. General Manager of the railway company. Twain replies to the Owen Root letter of May 9, 1906 (in full): "Dear Sir: I thank you very much for the trouble you have taken in investigating the complain I entered, and acknowledge with thanks the receipt of stamps amounting to 20 cents. The conductor against whom that charge can be made only once in two years must be a valuable man, and I should be the last one to wish to get him into trouble. Yours Very Truly/S.L. Clemens" ("To Owen Root, Jr., Esq.") 3. Autograph letter signed "Clemens" to James Redpath, 1 page, dated June 14, 1871. Twain writes that he is "hard at work" on a book similar to the Innocents (The Innocents Abroad). 4. Autograph letter signed "Mark" to James Redpath, 1 page dated May 15, 1873. Twain writes to his friend that he is sailing in the Batavia (for London) on Saturday and gives his London address. 5. Autograph signatures of Twain "S.L. Clemens/Mark Twain" tipped into one of the preliminaries of volume one. 6. Black-bordered card tipped onto the title page of volume two: "Mr. S.L. Clemens, 21 Fifth Avenue." 7. Carbon copy of a type letter from Owen Root, Jr., V-P and General Manager of the railway company to Mark Twain, 2 pages dated May 9, 1906; Mr. Root apologizes to Mr. Twain and acknowledges that his conductor may have been mistaken. Mr. Root encloses 20 cents in stamps to reimburse Miss Clemens for change she should have received. 8. Autograph document signed (an affidavit) by John Burgess, the conductor involved in the incident; 3 pages dated May 1, 1906. The affidavit is accompanied by a TLS by the Division General Foreman, dated May 8, 1906, explaining his interview with the accused conductor; a map is attached to rear paste-down. 9. Autograph letter signed to Herbert S. Stone, from E.C. Stedman, 2 pages dated March 13, 1894. The letter concerns a Poe item in Stedman's possession, about  which an article has appeared in the newspaper. Stedman tells Stone that he has found the other Poe like his-the only other one. It is The Tale of the Ragged Mountains, and W.E. Benjamin had it, but sold it to a customer for $500. 10. Autograph letter signed to Chauncey M. Depew (of Cambridge) from E.C. Stedman, April 17, 1888. Stedman writes that his and Depew's remarks against demands for "brain-testing" he is giving his friend, the editor of The Youths Companion, a letter to Depew (from a 3rd party). Stedman adds, "for I suspect that you would rather write a paper for the youngsters than to do anything else out of railroading ad politics." 11. A printed letter signed by the author, George Washington Cable, to Edmund C. Stedman [n.p., n.d.], saying hat it had been agreed among some 150 friends of Twain to write to him asking for his autograph. These letters would be mailed so that all would reach Twain on April 1st and would constitute an April Fool's Joke; none of the letters would contain a self-addressed stamped envelope. This Aprils Fool's joke includes the envelope postmarked March 29, 1884. 12. A first edition of the book Mark Twain vs. The Street Railway Company, (n.p. 1926). BAL 3540 All the above is housed in a quarter-leather clamshell slipcase. CABLE, George Washington (1884-1925). Journalist, author (Old Creole Days) and friend of Mark Twain. DEPEW, Chauncey M. (1834-1928). Lawyer, railway president and republican senator from New York (1899-1911); Depew was an engaging speaker and very influential in his day. REDPATH, James (1833-1891). Journalist, editor and friend of mark Twain; he wrote abolitionist articles for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune in the 1850's. He encouraged such writers as Walt Whitman and Louisa M. Alcott. STEDMAN, Edmund Clarence (1833- 1893). Poet, critic, banker and friend of Mark Twain; he was a war correspondent for The New York World, 1861-1863. Stedman exercised considerable influence on American letters through his critical works and anthologies. [pb.0060]          $16,000   Twain, Mark. THE INNOCENTS ABROAD. London: Chatto & Windus, 1897. Octavo. A New Edition, 613pp., publisher's catalog at rear, 234 illustrations, bound in full blue cloth lettered and decorated in blind and gilt, a clean bright copy showing only very light wear to extremities. [pb.1011] $150     Twain, Mark. THE AMERICAN CLAIMANT. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1892. Octavo. FIRST EDITION, 277p., (8)pp. publisher's ads at rear, illustrated by Dan Beard, bound in original olive green pictorial cloth accented in black, lettering stamped in gilt, very minor spots of wear to spine tips and corners, light spots of foxing to title and fore-edges, otherwise a very nice copy, internally clean and bright. [pb.2222] $400   Twain, Mark. THE AMERICAN CLAIMANT. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1892. First Edition. Octavo. 277p., (8)pp. publisher's ads at rear, illustrated by Dan Beard, bound in original olive green pictorial cloth accented in black, lettering stamped in gilt, a nearly fine copy with sharp corners, no staining nor foxing, internally clean and bright. A lovely copy.[pb.3089]  $500       LIMITED EDITION SIGNED FROM THE l-D ALLEN PRESS   Twain, Mark. THE CHRISTMAS FIRESIDE the Story of a Bad Little Boy That Bore a Charmed Life. [Hillsborough, California; 1949]: The L-D Allen Press [Lew & Dorothy Allen], 12mo. Limited to 75 copies designed and printed as a Christmas gift for friends by Dorothy and Lewis Allen of The Allen Press and signed by them on the colophon. Written by grandfather Twain for good little girls and boys; composed by Mark Twain for the San Francisco Californian issue of December 23, 1865. [13]p. bound in marbled paper covered boards, title stamped to upper board n gilt, minor rubbing to edges otherwise a near fine copy of this scarce Allen Press work.[pb.0866]  $950 Twain, Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. Harford, Conn: The American Publishing Co., 1876. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 2nd printing, issue A. 274 (1)pp., (4)pp. publisher's ads. recased renewing endpapers and with handsome professional restoration to covers, damp stain to lower margins of first few leaves. In all, a nice bright, well preserved copy. [pb.3537]  $2000     #10/45 COPIES FOR PRESENTATION Twain, Mark. TWAIN'S TRAVELS WITH MR. BROWN Being Heretofore Uncollected Sketches. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. FIRST EDITION, number 10 of 45 copies printed for presentation, limited to 1795 copies of which 1750 are for sale. Collected and edited with an introduction by Franklin Walker & G. Ezra Dane. Bound in original green cloth, with spine decorated in gilt; dust jacket is price- clipped and has a small closed tear. A very good copy. "For the San Francisco Alta California in 1866 & 1867, describing the adventures of the author and his irrepressible companion in Nicaragua, Hannibal, New York and other spots on their way to Europe.[pb.0271]        $750   FIRST AMERICAN EDITION Twain, Mark. ENGLISH AS SHE IS TAUGHT By Mark Twain. Boston, (1900); Mutual Book Co. 12mo. First American edition, 2nd state.  28pp. (1)pp. ad, with a biographical sketch of author by Matthew Lans,  bound in original green cloth lettered and decorated in dark green and red, previous owner's inscription on FEP, a very good copy.  [pb.0079]              $250 FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE Twain, Mark. PUNCH BROTHERS, PUNCH!. New York, (1878); Slote, Woodman & Co, 12mo. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with the author's name on title page in Roman type and page 91 and 101 reading correctly. 140pp., (2)pp. ads, bound in a dark blue pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in black, spine lettering gilt, blue endpapers with ad on rear paste-down for Mark Twain's Scrapbook. A exceptional copy with only minor wear to extremities. [BAL 3378]  [pb.0045]                $900   ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens). S.L.C. TO C.T.  Np/1925; Privately Printed. 24pp., one of 100 copies, small octavo in original printed wraps, contains correspondence between Twain and Charlotte Teller, some soiling to covers otherwise a very good copy  housed within a custom morocco backed slipcase and chemise.  [pb.0027]                       $550   FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE Twain, Mark. FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR A Journey Around the World. Hartford, 1897; The American Publishing Co. Octavo. First edition, First issue, with signature mark "11" on page 161; 712pp. bound in original blue pictorial cloth designed by Frank Berkeley Smith (1869-1916) depicting and elephant, spine fully gilt decorated. A fine bright copy. [pb.0114]  $1400   Twain, Mark. THE NEW PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. London, (1872); George Routledge & Sons. 12mo. First edition of the second half of The Innocents Abroad (the author's English edition). bound in 1/4 brown cloth over marbled covered boards with original pictorial wrappers bound in, floral endpapers in brown and blue, 3rd state of page 255 with imprint of Woodfall & Kinder. A very good copy of a scarce book. BAL 3344[pb.0120]                                $400   Twain, Mark. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER. Berlin, 1895; Gaierners Verlagsbuchhandlung. Five pages in German of the introduction, about Twain; 137pp., of text in English, 24 pp. of notes in German relating to the chapters, a table of history of the Tudors and a folding map of London. bound in original green cloth lettered and decorated in black. A handsome copy of a textbook for a course in English literature. Not listed in Blanck (BAL)[pb.0080]                                                                                                                                           $250   Twain, Mark. MARK TWAIN'S SPEECHES. New York, 1910; Harper & Brothers. Octavo. First edition, 434pp., bound in publisher's red cloth decorated in gilt, portrait frontispiece of Mark Twain, introduction by William Deans Howells. A lovely copy.  [pb.0119]        $250   FIRST APPEARANCE OF UNPUBLISHED DIARIES OF MARK TWAIN [Twain, Mark]. UNPUBLISHED DIARIES OF MARK TWAIN. New York, 1935; Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan, Quarto. First appearance of these diaries by Mark Twain, in the August and September (1935) issues of Hearst's Cosmopolitan Magazine.  Two issues, housed within a custom half-leather slipcase. Fine.  [pb.0057]        $600   [Twain, Mark, Translator] Hoffman, H.  SLOVENLY PEER. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Folio (12 1/2 "x 9 1/4"). First printing of Mark Twain's translation; number 924 of 1500 copies; Foreword by Twain's daughter Clara Clemens and an introduction by Philip Hofer. Illustrated by Dr. Hoffman, adapted from the rare first edition by Fritz Kredel. Quarter red morocco spine, with pictorial cloth-covered boards; blue velvet chemise, small repair, blue velvet slipcase; lacking the scarce glassine dust jacket. Book if fine. [pb.0327] $250 Twain, Mark. A TRAMP ABROAD. Harford: American Publishing Co., 1880.  Octavo. FIRST EDITION, Second State, with the frontis "Titan's Moses" and sheets bulking 1 5/8", bound in dark brown pictorial gilt cloth, and exceptional copy with light wear to extremities, internally clean. In custom leather backed clamshell. [pb.0745] $800   Howells, William Dean. MY MARK TWAIN. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910. . Octavo. FIRST EDITION, First issue, with top edges gilt and no photographic credit on Twain's frontispiece. 187pp. bound in original green cloth lettered and decorated in red and gilt. A fine copy in a custom cloth slipcase with leather label on spine.[pb.0113]  $150 Twain, Mark. Following The Equator. A Journey Around the World. Hartford, The American Publishing Co.; 1897. First edition, first issue, with signature mark "11" on page 161. Octavo, 712 pages, bound in original blue pictorial cloth designed by Frank Berkeley Smith (1869-1916) depicting an elephant with colors of gray, tan, blue and gilt; spine fully gilt decorated. An exceptionally fine, bright copy.                                                               $1,400  
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