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“I ALWAYS LIKED YOU & STOOD UP FOR YOU”

TWAIN, Mark. Writings of Mark Twain. New York and London, 1929. Thirty-seven volumes.

Rare, illustrated “Memorial Edition,” number 10 of only 90 sets, signed on the limitation page by the publisher and with an unpublished manuscript leaf of dialogue in Twain’s hand, a line from which later appears in Tom Sawyer, with frontispiece plates depicting scenes from the text as well as dozens of illustrated plates, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Bayntun. $36,500.

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"I HAVE HAD MY COFFEE & BREAD, & SHAN'T GET OUT OF BED TILL IT IS TIME TO DRESS FOR MRS. LAFFAN'S XMAS DINNER THIS EVENING—WHERE I SHALL MEET BRAM STOKER & MUST MAKE SURE ABOUT THAT PHOTO WITH IRVING'S AUTOGRAPH"

TWAIN, Mark. Autograph letter signed. The Players, New York, 1893.

Splendid 26-page signed autograph letter, written entirely in Mark Twain's hand, from Twain to his wife, Livy, regarding Twain's plans for Christmas including meeting Bram Stoker; his meetings in Chicago over Paige's automatic typesetting machine (which would eventually bankrupt him); and his train trip back to Chicago in a luxury train car, with original hand-addressed envelope to "Mrs. S.L. Clemens." $29,500.

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FROM MARK TWAIN'S RESEARCH LIBRARY, SIGNED BY TWAIN AND WITH HIS ANNOTATIONS ON THE FINAL PAGE

(TWAIN, Mark) TAINE, Hippolyte. The Ancient Regime. New York, 1876.

Mark Twain's signed copy of Hippolyte Taine's The Ancient Regime, signed "Saml. L. Clemens, Hartford 1876" on the front flyleaf and annotated by him on the final text leaf, "Finished Jan 29th" and beneath that note, "Finished Sept. 10th," indicating that he read the book twice. With the bookplate prepared by Anderson Auction Company in 1911 stating "This book is from the Library of Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)" signed by Twain's literary executor and biographer Albert Bigelow Paine. $25,000.

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“ALL MODERN LITERATURE COMES FROM ONE BOOK BY MARK TWAIN. IT’S THE BEST BOOK WE’VE HAD”

TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York, 1885.

First edition, first issue, of “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” (Legacies of Genius, 47), with 174 illustrations by Edward Kemble. A fresh, lovely copy. $24,000.

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“ALL MODERN LITERATURE COMES FROM ONE BOOK BY MARK TWAIN. IT’S THE BEST BOOK WE’VE HAD”

TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York, 1885.

First edition, first issue, of "the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction" (Legacies of Genius, 47), with 174 illustrations by Edward Kemble. $19,500.

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LIBER SCRIPTORUM, SIGNED BY MARK TWAIN, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, ANDREW CARNEGIE AND NUMEROUS OTHER AUTHORS

(TWAIN, Mark, ROOSEVELT, Theodore, et al.). Liber Scriptorum. New York, 1893, 1921. Two volumes.

First editions, each one of only 251 numbered copies signed by each of the 213 contributors at their contribution, the most prominent being Mark Twain (“The Californian’s Tale,” first volume, page 161—the first appearance of this story), Theodore Roosevelt (“A Shot at a Bull Elk,” first volume, page 487) and Andrew Carnegie (“Genius Illustrated from Burns,” first volume, page 99). Also represented are William Dean Howells, Frank Stockton, Henry Van Dyke, Carl Van Doren and noted American publishers Henry Holt and George Haven Putnam. Volume I is the copy of John Denison Champlin, one of the editors of the first volume. With an autograph letter signed by Carnegie to Champlin's son expressing sympathy over the death of his father. $18,000.

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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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"I DO LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU, LIVY"

TWAIN, Mark. Love Letters of Mark Twain. New York, 1949.

Signed limited first edition of Twain’s love letters to his wife, number 110 of only 155 copies printed, with tipped-in limitation page containing Twain’s double signature: “S.L. Clemens, Mark Twain,” in original numbered slipcase. $14,800.

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LIBER SCRIPTORUM, SIGNED BY MARK TWAIN, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, ANDREW CARNEGIE AND NUMEROUS OTHER AUTHORS

(TWAIN, Mark, ROOSEVELT, Theodore, et al.). Liber Scriptorum. New York, 1893.

First edition, number 32 of only 251 numbered copies signed by each of the 109 contributors, the most prominent being Mark Twain ("The Californian's Tale," page 161—the first appearance of this story), Theodore Roosevelt ("A Shot at a Bull Elk," page 487) and Andrew Carnegie ("Genius Illustrated from Burns," page 99). An altogether impressive collection of the works and signatures of leading late-19th century literary figures, a beautiful copy in original publisher's morocco-gilt binding. $13,500.

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"ONLY A VERY SMALL MINORITY CAN PROPERLY CLAIM TO BE SANE"

TWAIN, Mark. Christian Science. New York and London, 1907.

First edition, first state, of Twain’s satirical diatribe on Christian Science—then a relatively new and rapidly growing religion in the United States—and the religion’s founder, Mary Baker Eddy, wonderfully inscribed by Twain, "Only a very small minority can properly claim to be sane. Mark Twain," in answer to a question posed above in an unidentified hand: "This book should live when the delusion is dead. Is there any danger that a majority of the race will become insane?" $13,500.

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“ALL MODERN LITERATURE COMES FROM ONE BOOK BY MARK TWAIN. IT’S THE BEST BOOK WE’VE HAD”

TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York, 1885.

First edition, first issue, of “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” (Legacies of Genius, 47), with 174 illustrations by Edward Kemble. $12,500.

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“ALL MODERN LITERATURE COMES FROM ONE BOOK BY MARK TWAIN. IT’S THE BEST BOOK WE’VE HAD”

TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York, 1885.

First edition, first issue, of “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” (Legacies of Genius, 47), with 174 illustrations by Edward Kemble. A very nice unrestored copy. $12,000.

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FASCINATING 1874 SIGNED AUTOGRAPH LETTER WRITTEN BY MARK TWAIN TO AMERICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY PRESIDENT ELISHA BLISS

TWAIN, Mark. Autograph letter signed. Hartford, Connecticut, October 21, 1874.

Original 1874 signed autograph letter written entirely in Mark Twain's hand to American Publishing Company President Elisha Bliss suggesting Louise Chandler Moulton's Some Women's Hearts for publication despite reservations about the content; wishing Bliss success with the publication of Howell's and Harte's upcoming books; and expressing hope that his play ("The Gilded Age") would run for 200 nights in New York. $7500.

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“IT SEEMED PLAIN TO ME THAT TOO MUCH SPACE WAS GIVEN TO POETRY AND ROMANCE AND NOT ENOUGH TO STATISTICS AND AGRICULTURE”

TWAIN, Mark. Mark Twain's Memoranda. From the Galaxy. Toronto, 1871.

First edition of this unauthorized Canadian publication of some of Twain's earlier pieces that originally appeared in the New York literary periodical Galaxy (May 1870-February 1871). Among the rarest of Twain's early publications. $3200.

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