"I DO LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOU, LIVY": THE LOVE LETTERS OF MARK TWAIN, WITH HIS DOUBLE SIGNATURE
TWAIN, Mark. The Love Letters of Mark Twain. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. Tall octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket, original slipcase. $14,800.
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.
Although the book was not published until many years after Twain's death, a printed notice on the limitation page reads, "These signatures of Mark Twain have been in the possession of Harper & Brothers for fifty years. There are no more." Edited and with an introduction by Dixon Wecter, the literary editor of the Twain estate. Printed on Colophon Text paper, with special photographic frontispiece portraits. BAL 3579. McBride, 296.
A beautiful copy in fine condition.