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"ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE WORKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE"

TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, 1876.

First American edition, first state of one of the great masterpieces of American literature and a true touchstone of American childhood, in the exceptionally rare publisher's morocco binding. An essential addition to any Mark Twain collection. Only 200 copies were issued in the publisher's three-quarter morocco binding. $69,000.

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"ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE WORKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE"

TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, 1876.

First American edition, first state, of one of the uncontested, great masterpieces of American literature—and "one of the few books enjoyed by readers of every age… The captivating myth of the little town of long ago on the bank of the Great River" (LeMaster & Wilson, 12, 15)—in scarce handsome publisher's morocco-gilt. $46,000.

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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. $20,000.

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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 112 of only 155 copies printed, with tipped-in limitation page containing Twain’s double signature: “S.L. Clemens, Mark Twain,” in original numbered slipcase. $14,500.

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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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SIGNED BY MARK TWAIN

TWAIN, Mark. Photograph signed. Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1892.

Lovely sepia-toned photographic portrait of a middle-aged Mark Twain, seated at his desk and holding a pen, signed on the mount by Mark Twain for presentation to the wife of his illustrator, Daniel Carter Beard. $7800.

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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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“DISTILLATIONS OF TWAIN’S WIT AND WISDOM”

TWAIN, Mark. Pudd'nhead Wilson/Those Extraordinary Twins. Hartford, 1894.

First edition, first state, of the preferred American edition (published simultaneously with the English), with frontispiece portrait of Twain and copious marginal line cut illustrations. $2000.

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