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    Seven Mark Twain Volumes
    from the Doheny Collection

    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, [1871]. 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., [1878]. 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, [1917]. 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.

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