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    Mark Twain. Six Volumes of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine from the 1890s to the 1900s. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. Vol. LV. [XLV, LIX, LXIII, LVI, LVII] New York: The Century Co., and London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., November 1897 to April 1898. [November 1892 to April 1893, November 1899, November 1901, August 1898, November 1898].

    First editions. Octavo. viii, 151 - 156 [viii, 323 - 346, 75 - 88, 3 - 160, 481 - 640, 1 -160] pages. Several advertisements throughout the volumes. Several illustrations throughout the volumes.

    Exerts from volumes LV, XLV, and LIX are bound between cream pages, those of LV and LIX display one patterned page each. These three volumes are further bound within a clear plastic folder. These three volumes display some toning, but are altogether very good copies. The final three volumes, LXII, LVI, and LVII, are in the original publisher's illustrated wrappers. They all display rubbed covers, some tears to the edges, loss and tears to the spines, front covers are almost fully detached, and some curling to the corners. Altogether good copies.

    Volume LV contains Samuel Clemens' letter entitled James Hammond Trumbull: The Tribute of a Neighbor. Volume XLV contains the first appearance of The £1,000,000 Bank Note, which was later published in book form in 1893, BAL 3436. Volume LIX features the first appearance of My Debut as a Literary Person. This work was based upon Forty-Three Days in an Open Boat which appeared in Harper's Magazine in 1866. It was later collected in The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg in 1900, BAL 3459. Volume LXIII contains the first appearance of Two Little Tales: The Man with a Message for the Director-General and How the Chimney-Sweep got the Ear of the Emperor with illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele. Two Little Tales were later collected in A Double Barrelled Detective Story by Mark Twain in 1902 (BAL 3471), and My Debut As a Literary Person in 1903 (BAL 3476). Volume LVI contains The Austrian Edison Keeping School Again which was later collected in The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Sketches by Mark Twain of 1900, BAL 3460. Volume LVII features From the London "Times" of 1904, which was also later collected in The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg.

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