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    Mark Twain Content in Galaxy and Harper & Brothers Bound Volumes. The Galaxy. An Illustrated Magazine of Entertaining Reading. Vol. XI. New York: Sheldon & Company, January, 1871, to July, 1871. First edition. Octavo. iv, 912 pages. 2, publisher's ads at the rear. Some illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's half brown morocco over black textured boards with the spine in five sections and lettered in gilt and decorated in blind-stamp. Top edge stained brown. Dark brown coated endpapers. Some rubbing and soiling to the covers, significant wear to the corners and spine, slightly bowing covers, substantial rubbing and loss of color to the endpapers, some fraying to the foot of the spine, previous owner's inscription on the page following the front free endpaper, hinges are beginning to crack but are still attached. Altogether a good copy. Pieces from Mark Twain's Memoranda is included in this volume. [and:] Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Volume XXXIV. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, December, 1866, to May, 1867. First edition. Octavo. viii, 816 pages. Several illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's half dark brown morocco over dark brown textured boards. The morocco is ruled in gilt and the spine is lettered and ruled in gilt in five sections. Some rubbing and soiling to the covers, bumping and abrasion to the corners and spine, some cracking to the rear joint, some light toning throughout especially to endpapers, a few loose or detached pages, front hinge cracked but still attached. Altogether a good copy. This is Mark Twain's first appearance, with the work Forty-Three Days in an Open Boat from page 104 to 113. Interestingly, in the table of contents he is referred to as Mark Swain.

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