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    The Definitive Edition of Mark Twain's Writings, One of 1,024 Sets Signed by Him

    Mark Twain. The Writings of Mark Twain. New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922-1923. Definitive Edition. Limited to 1,024 numbered sets, signed "S.L. Clemens/Mark Twain" on the front fly-leaf of Volume I. With the explanatory note on the facing page signed by Albert Bigelow Paine: "This fly-leaf was signed by Mark Twain in 1906 in anticipation of the present definitive edition of his works." Thirty-five octavo volumes. Photogravure frontispieces and plates (including portraits) after drawings, paintings, etc. by E.W. Kemble, Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, W.H.W. Bicknell, P. Newell, J. Allen St. John, A.B. Frost, and others. Publisher's blue cloth backstrip over plain boards, printed paper labels on spines. Spines a bit toned, some sunning and wear to spine labels, some rubbing and mild soiling to boards. Overall, a very good set. This set does not have the two volumes of Twain's Autobiography found in many copies of this set, but it was published two years after this set was, and so is not an integral part of the whole. BAL 3691



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