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    Mark Twain. How to Tell A Story and Other Essays. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1897.

    First edition. Octavo. 233 pages. [2, publisher's ads at the rear].

    Publisher's red cloth cover with the front cover and spine lettered in black and illustrated in gilt. The back cover displays the publisher's monogram in gilt. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's book plate affixed to the front pastedown endpaper. Very minor rubbing to the covers, slight bumps to the corners, insignificant fraying to the head and spine. Altogether a very good copy.

    In this work, Twain collected a series of his essays, including "How to Tell A Story," "In Defence of Harriet Shelley," and "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences."

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