Seven Mark Twain Volumes
Mark Twain. Group of Seven Titles from the Doheny
Collection. Various publishers, 1871-1917. Seven volumes of
various sizes from the library of oil tycoon Edward Laurence Doheny
(1856-1935) and his philanthropic wife Estelle Doheny (1875-1858).
Including: The £1,000,000 Bank Note. New York:
Charles L. Webster & Company, 1893. First edition. Pictorial
cloth binding. [together with:] The American
Claimant. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892.
First edition. Illustrations. Pictorial cloth binding. Gilt
lettered oval leather ex-libris label of "Estelle Doheny" on front
pastedown with offset to facing endpaper. [and:] Mark Twain's
(Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance. New York:
Sheldon & Company, . First edition, second issue.
Illustrated. Bound in blue morocco with gilt decorated borders,
five raised spine bands with gilt stamped title and devices in
compartments, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Bookplate of
"Edward Laurence Doheny" on front pastedown and "Carrie Estelle
Doheny" on front free endpaper. [and] Merry Tales.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. First edition.
Illustrated cloth binding. [and:] Punch, Brothers, Punch! And
Other Sketches. New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., .
First edition, first printing. Crushed blue morocco, five raised
spine bands with gilt stamped titles in compartments, gilt inner
dentelles, top edge gilt. Gilt lettered oval leather ex-libris
label of "Estelle Doheny" on front pastedown. Previous catalog
entry bound in. [and:] What Is Man? New York: Printed
at the De Vinne Press, 1906. Limited edition of 250 copies, of
which this is copy number 134. Anonymously printed. [and:]
What is Man? And Other Essays by Mark Twain. New York
and London: Harper & Brothers, . Spine sun faded.
Bookseller's pencil notes on endpapers, including in lower margin
of Edward Doheny bookplate in Mark Twain's Burlesque...
Bindings rubbed and soiled. Pages with few smudges or stains. Very
good collection of books. From the collection of California
bibliophile Melba Berry Bennett.
from the Doheny Collection
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