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    Nine Mark Twain Related Works, including: Twainiana Notes from the Annotations of Walter Bliss. Edited with an introduction by Frances M. Edwards. Hartford, Conn.: The Hobby Shop Publishers, [1930]. First edition, number 970 of 1,000 copies. Small octavo. No pagination. Publisher's dark blue cloth covers with the front cover lettered in gilt. Cellophane dust jacket. Small tears to the jacket. Altogether a near fine copy. [and:] Mark Twain. By Stephen Leacock. With a Frontispiece. [London]: Peter Davies Limited, 1932. First English edition. Octavo. 167 pages. Chronology. Bibliography. Index. Frontispiece. Publisher's black boards with the spin labeled in gilt on green label areas. Top edge stained a faded black. Lightly rubbed to the covers, previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper, very minor foxing to the preliminary papers. Altogether a very good copy. The copyright page states First published in November 1932, and the American edition was published by D. Appleton and Co. in 1933. [and:] Humorous Hits and How to Hold an Audience: A Collection of Short Selections, Stories and Sketches for all Occasions. New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1908. Octavo. xiii, 326 pages. Publisher's light blue cloth covers with the front cover lettered in blue and illustrated in blue and white. The spine is lettered in blue. Some very light rubbing to the covers, very lightly bumped corners and head and foot of the spine, negligible fraying to the foot of the spine, previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper. Altogether very good copy. [and:] Mark Twain His Life and Work: A Biographical Sketch. By Will M. Clemens. San Francisco: The Clemens Publishing Company, 1892. First edition. Octavo. 211 pages. Publisher's green cloth covers with the front cover and spine ruled in black and lettered in gilt. Some rubbing and discolored spotting to the covers, lightly bumped corners and head and foot of the spine, the front free endpaper is missing, toning to the preliminary and concluding pages. Altogether a good copy. [and:] Josh Billings, His Book of Sayings. With introduction by E. P. Hingston. London: John Camden Hotten, [1878]. Very early English reprints, first printing. 167 pages. Delightfully illustrated throughout the text. Publisher's textured black morocco over marbled boards with the spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Top edge stained a faded black. Rubbing to the covers, bumped corners and head and foot of the spine, sunned spine, previous owners small inscription on the front pastedown endpaper, very light foxing to the preliminary pages. Altogether a very good copy. Also included with the Josh Billings, actual name Henry Wheeler Shaw, material is Mark Twain's Nightmare which was originally published in 1878 by Ward, Lock, & Co. BAL 3618. [and:] Sketches of the Sixties. By Bret Harte and Mark Twain. Being forgotten material now collected for the first time from The Californian 1864 - 67. San Francisco: John Howell, 1927. Second edition enlarged. Octavo. xxi, 228 pages. Seven illustrations, including the frontispiece and Bibliography. Publisher's tan cloth shelfback over tan boards. The spine is lettered with a small paper label lettered in lack. Top edge stained tan. Endpapers display the illustration and story of Steamer Day in San Francisco, 1866. Very light rubbing to the covers, sunned covers and spine, the spine label has very minor chipping, negligible bowing to the top cover, minor bumping to the top corners, previous owner's bookplate affixed to the front of the free paper between the front free endpaper and the half-title page. Altogether a very good copy. This copy is a second extended edition as it was printed in 1927 rather than 1926. The first 200 copies did not bear the illustrated endpapers. BAL 3541. [and:] Mark Twain's [Date, 1601.] Conversation As it was by the Social Fireside I the Time of the Tudors. Embellished with an Illuminating Introduction, Facetious Footnotes and a Bibliography by Franklin J. Meine. New York: Privately Printed for Lyle Stuart, [n.d.]. Collector's limited edition. Octavo. 80 pages. Two illustrations, including the frontispiece. Bibliography. Publisher's red cloth covers with the front cover and spine lettered in gilt. Dark green coated endpapers. Red slipcase with a large pink paper label affixed to the front. Barely noticeable bumping to the corners and head and foot of the spine, some rubbing and soiling to the slipcase. Altogether a very good copy. [and:] What is Man? [Samuel Clemens]. New York: Printed at the De Vinne Press, 1906. First edition, second issue, number fifty-three of 250 copies. Octavo. 140 pages. Publisher's light gray blue boards with the spine labeled in gilt on a green-black leather label. Housed with in a light gray blue slipcase. Soiling and rubbing to the covers and the slipcase, significant sunning and discoloration to the slipcase, bumped corners and head and foot of the spine on both the book and the slipcase, the spine is cracking and a small part of the spine and label are missing. Altogether a good copy. The page prior to the half-title pages states "This copy is one of an edition of two hundred and fifty copies printed during the month of July, nineteen hundred and six. Number 53." This copy is a second issue due page 131 ending "...thinks about it." Rather than the first issue "...thinks about..." BAL 3490. [and:] My Mark Twain: Reminiscences and Criticisms. By W. D. Howells. Illustrated. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1910]. First edition, second issue. Octavo. 186 pages. Seven photographic plates, including two frontispiece portraits. Publisher's green cloth covers with the front cover elegantly lettered in gilt and red, and the spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Very light bumping to the corners and head and foot of the spine. Altogether a near fine copy. The portrait frontispiece is in the second state, due to eh presence of the photographer's name, the buttoned coat, and absence of the watch chain. BAL page 251.

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