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    Mark Twain. Contributed Works in Five Volumes of The Galaxy: An Illustrated Magazine of Entertaining Reading.

    Vol. V. [Vol. 9. Vol. 10. Vol. 11. Vol. XII]. January 1, 1868, To July 1, 1868. [January to July, 1870. July, 1870, to January, 1871. January, 1871, to July, 1871. July, 1871, to January, 1872.]. New York: Sheldon & Company, 1868. [1870. 1870. 1871. 1871.].

    Five Octavo Volumes. v, 800 pages; iv, 874; iv, 888; iv, 912 pages; iv, 882 pages. Several illustrations throughout the text.

    Publisher's half morocco leather over boards. The boards for volume five are brown, while the board for volumes nine, ten, and eleven are colorfully marbled, and volume twelve is marbled in brown and cream. The spines are all lettered and ruled in gilt. Volumes nine, ten, eleven, and twelve have all edges speckled. The endpapers in volume five are black imitation moiré, volumes nine, ten, and eleven are coated yellow, and twelve has cream endpapers. Rubbing and slight soiling to the covers, slight bumping to the corners and heads and feet of the spines, some scuffing and cracking to the leather spines. Volume five hinges are slightly cracking but still sound, rear free endpaper is disconnected and torn, some toning and discoloration to the paper edges, some moisture damage to the initial pages. Altogether good copies.

    Volume five includes General Washington's Negro Body-Servant and My Late Senatorial Secretaryship; volume nine includes Memoranda; volume ten includes Mark Twain's Map of Paris and Memoranda; volume eleven includes Memoranda; volume twelve includes post-Memoranda contributions.


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