BEAUTIFULLY BOUND LIMITED EDITION DELUXE SET OF TWAIN’S WRITINGS, WITH MANUSCRIPT PAGES TO THE GILDED AGE BY MARK TWAIN AND CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER, A DOUBLE TWAIN SIGNATURE AND AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO HIS PUBLISHER
TWAIN, Mark. Writings of Mark Twain. Hartford, 1899-1907. Twenty-five volumes. Edition de Luxe, number 542 of 1000 copies. This set with manuscript pages of The Gilded Age, one each by Twain and by collaborator Charles Dudley Warner, tipped in to Volume X. This set also with a tipped-in double signature on the limitation leaf, “S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain),” and an autograph letter tipped to the blank opposite the limitation page, from Twain to his publisher, “Feb. 16. Friend Bliss: Please mail or send in your own way, a cloth copy of Innocents Abroad to Sidney Moffett, New Market, Shenendoah Co, Va, & charge to my Act. Yours, Mark.” On the reverse is written in a different hand: “Mark Twain Feb. 16, ’75.” Very handsomely bound. $39,000.