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MARK TWAIN AND HIS WORLD, Kaplan, Justin
1 MARK TWAIN AND HIS WORLD Kaplan, Justin
NY Simon & Schuster 1974 0671214624 / 9780671214623 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 4to; Small split to bottom fold of front DJ panel. ; 0 13424 
Price: 13.11 USD
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SIX EARLY 20TH CENTURY MAGAZINES FEATURING MARK TWAIN [Lbc], Various
2 SIX EARLY 20TH CENTURY MAGAZINES FEATURING MARK TWAIN [Lbc] Various
Various 1900 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; The periodicals in this lot came from Mr. Kane's considerable holdings and spotlight articles by and about Mark Twain. Included is "Harper's Weekly" from December 15, 1900, [DISBOUND lacking back leaf or leaves. ]With a feature by Samuel Clemens' good friend William Dean Howells, "The Surprise Party to Mark Twain," about an Aldine Club dinner honoring the writer, illustrated with many black & white photographs. This issue of the magazine also includes a "Mr. Dooley" article by the inimitable humorist Finley Peter Dunne, and a brief notice on the death of Oscar Wilde. Other periodicals in this lot include a 1907 issue of "The North American Review," with chapters from Mark Twain's "Autobiography; " two issues of "Harper's Magazine" from 1917, with Mark Twains' letters edited by Albert Bigelow Paine; and two copies of "The Golden Book" magazine from August, 1931, which contain "Punch, Brothers, Punch" by Mark Twain; as well Dorothy Parker's famous, wry observation on suicide, "Resume," and contributions from Christopher Morley, Oscar Wilde, Katherine Mansfield, Anton Chekhov, Theopile Gautier, Alsandre Dumas, John Donne and John Keats. Generally Good to Very Good. ; 0 35177 
Price: 46.95 USD
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3 THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN Twain, , Mark
Harper and Brothers Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
AMERICANA; Brehm; Art; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 421 pages; Black cloth covered boards with paste down plate on front. Shows some wear but still g+ condition, sound. ; 0 2392 
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TOM SAWYER ABROAD TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE AND OTHER STORIES Etc., Etc., Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel L. ]
4 TOM SAWYER ABROAD TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE AND OTHER STORIES Etc., Etc. Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel L. ]
NY Harper & Brothers Publishers 1896 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Title page dated 1896 w/ no boxed ads on copyright page and 2 pgs of ads at end. Publisher’s original red cloth with gilt-stamped spine and gilt “MT” cornhusk monogram on cover. 8vo. 47 illustrations: 46 plates (incl frontis) & 1 map on a text page. Harper's 1896 edition of Tom Sawyer Abroad / Tom Sawyer Detective and Other Stories, Etc. , Etc. Is a collection of previously published material. Spine sunned. Reinserted pp 123-124, dog ears to lower corners and shallow marginal tears. BAL 3447. Johnson pp62-63. McBride p164. With only 1000 copies printed, one of Twain’s scarcest First Editions. ; 0 36282 
Price: 4230.00 USD
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