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    Two Mark Twain Novels, including: A Double Barrelled Detective Story. By Mark Twain. Illustrated by Lucius Hitchcock. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1902. First edition, Published April, 1902. Octavo. 179 pages. Seven beautifully illustrated plates bordered in green. Publisher's red cloth covers with the front cover and spine lettered and decorated in gilt. The title on the front cover is lettered in intaglio on a gilt field. Top edge gilt. Fully illustrated mountain scene on the endpapers, separated into panels in olive green over a cream background. Every page throughout the book is ruled in red and lettered in black. Light rubbing to the covers, very lightly bumped corners and head and foot of the spine, slight sunning to the spine, very minor fraying to the head and foot of the spine. Altogether a very good copy. This copy displays a mixed state of endpapers, featuring both the third panel with the highest peak on the pastedown endpapers, and the middle panel with the highest peak on the free endpapers. This work was also published in 1902 by Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz in wrappers. [and:] The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other Stories. By Mark Twain. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1893. First edition. Octavo. 260 pages. Nine page publisher's catalog at the rear. Frontispiece. Publisher's tan cloth covers with the front cover lettered and illustrated in black, tan, and gilt. The spine is lettered in gilt. Some rubbing and soiling to the covers, slightly discolored spine with slightly faded gilt lettering, some darkening to the top edge, slightly torn front pastedown endpaper, small purple stamp on the title page. Altogether a very good copy. Included in this collection are: The £1,000,000 Bank Note, Mental Telegraphy, A Cure for the Blues, The Enemy Conquered; or, Love Triumphant, About All Kinds of Ships, Playing Courier, The German Chicago, A Petition to the Queen of England, A Majestic Literary Fossil.

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