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SIGNED BY MARK TWAIN, AND WITH A SIGNED AUTOGRAPH CALLING CARD :AUTOGRAPH EDITION OF TWAIN’S WRITINGS, ONE OF ONLY 512 SETS,VERY HANDSOMELY BOUND, WITH SALESMAN’S SAMPLE VOLUME

TWAIN, Mark. Writings of Mark Twain. Hartford, 1899-1907. Twenty-three volumes.

Limited autograph Edition, an out-of-series copy (marked with a star), one of only 512 copies signed on limitation leaf “S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain).” This set also signed by Charles Dudley Warner and Twain scholar Brander Matthews. A splendid set in fine condition, with a scarce salesman’s sample volume and a calling card inscribed and signed by Twain, in distinguished full morocco-gilt binding by Haddon. $39,000.

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"TO DEAR MARK TWAIN WHO CHEERED MANY A HEAVY HEART BEFORE HE REACHED MINE"

(TWAIN, Mark) HAMMOND, Mrs. John Hays. A Woman's Part in the Revolution. London, 1897.

First edition, presentation copy, of this inside account of the Jameson raid—an important precursor to the Boer War—written by the wife of John Hays Hammond, a leading member of the Johannesburg Reform Committee who was implicated in the plot and jailed, inscribed by the author on the verso of the title page, "To dear Mark Twain who cheered many a heavy heart before he reached mine. From the Author, April 1897." With Twain's copious annotations throughout in both ink and pencil, amounting to almost 150 words on 18 different pages, the book was cited by Twain repeatedly in Following the Equator. $15,000.

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"MENACED BY A BRISTLING WALL OF ICE-AXES AND ALPENSTOCKS"

TWAIN, Mark. Tramp Abroad. Hartford, Connecticut and London, 1880.

First edition of Twain's wonderful account of his walking trip through the Black Forest and the Alps, profusely illustrated, with a tipped-in autograph manuscript leaf from the work in Twain's hand. $13,500.

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SALESMAN’S DUMMY FOR MARK TWAIN’S A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT

TWAIN, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (Salesman’s Dummy). New York, 1889.

Original salesman’s dummy for A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, with engraved frontispiece portrait, select illustrations and excerpts, and samples of the morocco and sheep spines affixed to the front pastedown, and the gilt-decorated cloth cover and spine affixed to the rear pastedown. $4200.

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