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    Samuel Clemens Photo Signed "Mark Twain". 9" x 11.25" (sight), July 17, 1909, n.p. Elegant studio portrait of Twain wearing his trademark white suit, inscribed to his attorney, Charles T. Lark: "Mark Twain/ To Charles T. Lark/ 17 July '09". On the left shoulder has been handwritten, "Copyright 1907 by/ Underwood & Underwood".

    Samuel Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri; he tried several failed careers including printer and miner and eventually he settled on being an editor for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise in Nevada. Later he began writing, and some of his early tales include: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Innocents Abroad. His best known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and, of course, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Ernest Hemingway once said, "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn . . . all American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since." A large, bold signature; very good. Framed and matted to an overall size of 18.5" x 21".


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