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    Two Twain First Editions

    Mark Twain. [Samuel L. Clemens]. Two First Editions, including: The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. First edition, first state (the text block measuring one-and-one-eighth inches, the title page is bound-in, and the frontispiece shows a facsimile signature of Twain measuring one-and-seven-sixteenths wide). Octavo. 432 pages. With marginal illustrations on virtually every page. Original brown decorated cloth with titles and decoration stamped in black and gilt on the front board and spine. Shelf wear at the edges of the boards and significant loss of cloth along the spine. Cloth on boards rubbed. Corners bumped and rubbed. Internal contents bright and clean. Previous owner's gift inscription on front free endpaper. Very good condition. In addition to being Twain's most in-depth treatment of race relations, the story is also an early contribution to the burgeoning detective genre. [and:] Following the Equator. A Journey Around the World. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897. First edition, first issue with signature marked "11" on page 161 and single line Hartford imprint on the title page. Octavo. 712 pages. Illustrations in text. Publisher's blue cloth with beautiful elephant vignette in light blue, gray, orange, pink and gilt on the front board and titles and decoration stamped in gilt on the spine. Minor shelf wear to the cloth. Front hinge starting, else a near fine copy. A wonderful pair of Twain classics.

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