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    Five Mark Twain Related Periodicals, including: Packard's Monthly: The Young Men's Magazine. Vol. 2. No. 3. New York: S. S. Packard Publisher, March, 1869. First edition. Octavo. 65 - 96 pages. i - viii advertisements at the rear. [4, inserted ads on blue paper at the rear]. The volume is bound into brown cloth boards with the spine lettered in gilt on an area of black. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original magazine wrappers are preserved. Some rubbing to the covers, discolored staining to the areas close to the spine on the front and back covers, some rubbing to the label, some moisture damage to the inner pages, minor rubbing and tiny closed tears to the original wrappers. Altogether a good copy. Included in this issue is Mark Twain's Open Letter to Commodore Vanderbilt. [and:] Short Stories: A Magazine of Select Fiction. Vol. IX. No. 4. New York: The Current Literature Publishing Co., April, 1892. First edition. Octavo. 385 - 512 pages. Several advertisements at the front and rear. Publisher's illustrated wrappers. Some rubbing to the covers, the spine displays some chipping and creasing, tiny closed tears to the edges. Altogether a very good copy. Mark Twain's Playing Courier is included in this publications, and was later collected in The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and Other New Stories by Mark Twain in 1893. BAL 3436. [and:] The Idler Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly. Edited by Jerome K. Jerome & Robert Barr. Vol. I. [II]. London: Chatto & Sindus, February to July, 1892. [August, 1892, to January, 1893]. First edition. Small octavo. 1 - 19, 79 - 92, 137 - 147, 255 - 274, 460 - 473, 572 - 591, 697 - 710; 86 -87, 203 -212, 329 - 338, 444 - 454, 566 - 575, 707 - 712 pages. Several illustrations throughout the text. The American Claimant, which appeared upon these pages from early 1892 until early 1893, was published in April of 1892 by Charles L. Webster & Co. BAL 3434. [and:] The Burr McIntosh Monthly. Vol. XIV. No. 54. New York: Burr Publishing Co., September, 1907. First edition. Large quarto. Unpaginated. Extensively illustrated with beautiful photographs. Some advertisements at the front and rear. Publisher's illustrated wrappers delicately tied with a yellow string. Some rubbing to the covers, some chipping and small tears to the edges of the covers and spine. Altogether a very good copy with bright interior pages. Mark Twain is featured in the People of Note section featuring a photograph of him receiving his degree from Oxford. [and:] The Bookman. [Vol. XXXVIII]. [No. 225]. London: Hodder & Stoughton. June 1910. First edition. Folio. 101 - 142 pages. i - vi advertisements split between the front and rear. Several illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's illustrated wrappers. The front cover is detached but present, some rubbing and soiling to the covers, several tears to the front and back covers. Altogether a good copy. Included in this periodical are several discussions on Mark Twain: The Humour of Mark Twain by Barry Pain, Mark Twain, The Man and the Jester by Walter Jerrold, Personal Recollections and Opinions of Mark Twain By Jerome K. Jerome, E. V. Lucas, Walter Emanuel, J. J. Bell, Arnold Bennett, Owen Seaman, W. Pett Ridge & F. Anstey.

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