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    Mark Twain. Two Pieces by Mark Twain, including: Punch, Brothers, Punch! and Other Sketches. By Mark Twain. New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., [1878]. First edition. 140 pages. 140 pages. [2, publisher's ads at the rear]. Publisher's wrappers lettered in black. Bound with string. Some rubbing and soling to the covers, the front and back covers are detached but present, the title page is missing. This is a first edition due to line four on page 91 reading "health offi....could...", and page 101 has only thirteen lines of text without a postscript. BAL 3378. [and:] Mark Twain's Letter to the California Pioneers. Oakland, California: DeWitt & Snelling, 1911. First edition, first issue, limited to 750 copies. Twelvemo. [1] - [14] pages. page [15] certificate of issue. Publisher's stiff tan paper wrappers bound with string. Pages are watermarked "Berkshire Press." Some very minor rubbing to the covers. Altogether a near fine copy. This letter was written in Elmira, New York in 1869, and the work was later collected in Letters, 1917, in volume one from pages 163 to 165. This copy still displays the copyright notice on page [4], while several copies have the notice erased.

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