Books by Mark Twain
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  • Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  "1601" or conversation as it was at the fireside in the time of the tudors and sketches old and new.  n.p.: The Golden Hind Press, 1933. First Edition by The Golden Hind Press. Very good in bright red cloth covered boards with a paper label on the spine with white end sheets. With minor soiling to the boards and slight tanning to the spine. The paper label is very slightly tanned and not chipped or torn. Without a dust jacket. 204 pages of text with a frontispiece portrait of Twain. (Not listed in BAL or McBride; but, appears as item 32 p. 78 of the bibliography contained in Mark Twain Society reprint of 1939.)
    TB21297  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Westport, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1975. Collector's Edition. Fine in full light brown leather covered boards with three raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" containing 320 pages of text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece of Twain by Richard Loehle and 17 ink and watercolor wash drawings by Karl Stuecklen. This is one of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates or notations. A blank Easton Press book plate is affixed to the front paste down ready to take the name of its next owner.
    TB26054  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Berkeley, Calif. : The Pennyroyal Press and the University of California Press, (1985). First Edition Thus, First Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamped on the spine. A small quarto measuring 10" by 6 3/4" with green end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket and on the front panel is the circular gold seal noting "America's Greatest Novel, 100th Anniversary Edition". The 100th Anniversary Edition illustrated by Barry Moser. 417 pages of text illustrated with 49 woodcuts by Barry Moser. An extremely handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27831  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Companion).  Norwalk Conn.: The Easton Press, 1981. Collector's Edition. Fine in full brown leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and with gilt tool work on both the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine. All three edges of the text block are in gilt. An small quarto measuring 9 1/8" by 6" containing 396 pages of text. With illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton and with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. One of the volumes in The Easton Press' collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. A beautiful, tight, clean copy with no names, dates, notations or former owner's book plates.
    TB26000  $75.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).  New York: Charles L. Webster And Company, 1885. First Edition, First Printing. A professionally re-backed copy in very good+ condition with the original decorated green cloth back strip and cloth covered boards with gilt and black text on the spine and the same on the front board. The original end sheets have been retained with new front and rear hinges. An early prior owner's name ("L. W. Jordan of Balto" MD March 10th 1885) appears on the second free end page in pencil. The text block is tight and complete with occasional spots of foxing and soiling throughout. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 6 1/2" with the tips of the boards previously bumped and repaired and with the preliminaries (up to the title page) lightly soiled and tanned. This volume is a mixed state first printing of the first edition as the title-leaf, with an 1884 copyright date, is bound in. On page [9] under "Chapter V" the reading is "Huck Decided to Leave." The illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88 where in this case the illustration appears on page 87 (1st state). The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 reads "with the was" (1st state). The second "5" of the page number "155" is missing (1st state). Considered to be Mark Twain's masterpiece and for generations known as a true American classic . (BAL 3415; MacDonnell, Firsts Magazine Sept. 1998; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; McBride, pp. 92-121)
    TB28436  $1300.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer.  Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, (1998). Collector's Edition. Fine in full, blue-gray leather covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments and with elaborate gilt decorations on the front and rear boards. There is very minor loss to the gilt on the facsimile signature of the author. All edges of the text block are gilt with some very minor losses or scratches. The end sheets are of silk with a matching silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/4 inches. 274 pages including explanatory notes and text. One of the volumes in the Easton Press collection of the Works of Mark Twain. "The text is for the most part, a photographic reproduction of the text published in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Tom Sawyer Abroad; and Tom Sawyer, Detective." Illustrated throughout with the original illustrations by True W. Williams. A bright, clean and tight copy with absolutely no prior owner ship markings of any kind.
    TB29369  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer A Facsimile of the author's holograph manuscript.  Frederick, MD and Washington D.C.: University Publications of America and Georgetown University Library, (1992). First Facsimile Edition, First Printing. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition bound in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines and front boards. Both are small quartos measuring 11" by 8 1/2". Without dust jackets as issued; however, the two volumes are contained within a fine cloth covered slip case. With an introduction by Paul Baender. Volume I contains the first 432 pages of Twain's manuscript. Volume II contains page 433 to page 874. An extremely tight, clean and handsome set with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27836  $125.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  The American Claimant.  New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. First Edition. Very good- in the publisher's original olive-green decorated cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and front board with black decorations on the same. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn and rubbed and worn through at the lower tips of the boards. 277 pages including an appendix followed by eight pages of ads. Illustrated throughout with drawings within the text. (BAL 3434)
    TB27861  $70.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  The Annotated Huckleberry Finn.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (2001). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in dark dark blue, simulated leather, paper covered boards with silver colored text stamped on the spine and on the front board with borders. . A small quarto measuring 10" by 8 1/2". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 480 pages of text including a ten page bibliography of works by and about Twain. Edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Patrick Hearn. An extremely handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27832  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County And Other Sketches.  n.p.: Westvaco, West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1959. Limited Edition. Fine in 1/4 dark green leather and decorated yellow paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4". Without a dust jacket as issued; but, contained within its near fine paper covered slip case. This was the WESTVACO Christmas release of 1959 which was the second volume in their annual American Classic series which was published each year until 2007. A collection of thirteen "essays" by an admirable author with an opinion. 119 pages of text illustrated with a steel engraving frontispiece of Twain with small engravings within the text throughout. This volume was published in a limited quantity and is now exceptionally uncommon.
    TB28369  $200.00


  • Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  Christian Science With Notes Containing Corrections To Date.  New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907. First Edition, first state. Very good+ in the publisher's original red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. The cloth shows spots of silver fish damage none of which is unsightly. The hinges, joints, binding and pages remain tight and strong. Without a dust jacket. 362 pages of text with all of the points cited in BAL 3497 to indicate that this is a first state of the edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Twain and two photographic plates.
    TB21284  $150.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  A Double Barrelled Detective Story.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. First Edition. Very good in red cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt decorations on the spine and on the front board and with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo of 7 5/8 by 5 1/8 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and worn as is the cloth over the tips of the boards. The cloth at the head of the spine has been professionally reinforced to prevent any further damage to the cloth. Without a dust jacket. 179 pages of text including a frontispiece and six illustrated plates by Lucius Hitchcock. Each page of text is surrounded by a red, ruled border with the title of the book in red at the top. (BAL 3471; Johnson, p75)
    TB29437  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  Editorial Wild Oats.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in bright red cloth covered boards with faded white text stamping on the spine and with bright white with black outlined text on the front board with a sketchof a cat. There is a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page and the cloth on the spine is faded. Without its issued dust jacket. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" tall by 5 1/8" deep containing 83 pages of text and plates. Illustrated with a frontispiece and with six black and white plates by F. Strothman. A collection of six short stories. (BAL 3665; McBride p. 219.)
    TB21300  $65.00


  • Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  A Horse's Tail.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1907. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in bright red cloth covered boards with white text on the spine and on the front board together with a sketch on the front board. The rear board is partially stained with ink or black paint. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" tall by 5 1/8" deep containing 153 pages of text and illustrations. Without its issued dust jacket which is quite scarce. Illustrated with a frontispiece and four black and white plates by Lucius Hitchcock. (BAL 3500; McBride p. 232)
    TB21299  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography And First Romance.  New York: Sheldon & Company, (1871). First Edition, First State. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front cover surrounded by blind embossed borders on the front and rear boards. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 /34 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine rubbed and worn and with the cloth over the tips of the boards worn through. There is an early prior owner's name on the first free end page in pencil. Without a dust jacket and perhaps as issued. 47 pages of text followed by a one page ad. Illustrated with a number of engraving scattered through out. This copy conforms to BAL's first state where there is no advertisement for Ball, Black & Co. on the copyright page. (ABL 3326; Johnson p12-13)
    TB29438  $165.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  Mark Twain's Autobiography.  New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1924. First Edition, "A" Variant. Both volumes in this two volume set are in very good+ condition in dark blue, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spines and a gilt stamping of Twain's signature on the front boards. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. Both are small quartos of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. The cloth at the heads and heels of the spines for both volumes are lightly rubbed as are the lower fore corners of the boards. The front board of volume I at its fore edge is marred by five, short narrow grooves to the cloth. This is the "A" variant first edition as described in BAL, 3537 which contains the two pages of advertisements at the rear of the second volume. Laid-in at page 348/349 is a magazine page reprint of Twain's "War Prayer". That item had previously been attached to those pages with a rusty paper click which allowed the book to sport its image onto several pages.
    TB29431  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  Mark Twain's Library of Humor.  New York: Charles L. Webster, 1888. First Edition, Second State. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt and black titling on the spine and gilt stamped text on the front board together with an illustration in black. The gilt text on the spine and front board is little more. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with a prior owner's name on the first free end page and a date. The rear hinge is cracked, but has been professionally reinforced. 707 pages of text containing at the end credits to authors and publishers for the use of material contained within this title. Illustrated throughout by drawings by E. W. Kemble. This is the second state of the first edition with the index of titles arranged alphabetically. A very tight and clean copy.
    TB27829  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old.  Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1875. First Edition. Very good in the original blue cloth covered boards stamped in black and gilt on the spine and front and rear boards. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 6 1/2" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed through and the same at the tips of the boards. There is also a faint dampness stain in the gutter area of the preliminaries up to page 33. Without a dust jacket. 320 pages of text with engravings throughout the text by F. W. Williams. A first state copy with the repeated footnote on page 119 and 120 and with the "From Hospital Days" skit on page 299. (BAL, 3364; McBride, p.35; Wright, 553)
    TB27863  $400.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  The Notorious Jumping Frog of Claveras County and Other Stories.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1970. Limited Edition. Fine in brown, blue and orange cloth covered boards with silver and gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. A quarto measuring 11" by 6 3/4" with several very minor, faint spots on the front board. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine blue paper covered slip case with a paper title label on the spine end. This is one of only 1,500 copies produced and this copy is signed by the illustrator, Joseph Low and numbered 969. 301 pages of text and illustrated with color and black and white line drawings within the text. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28099  $50.00


  • Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  The Prince and the Pauper.  New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909. 1915 reprint. Very good in black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with modest rubbing at the head of the spine and with an illustrated paper label fixed to the front board which is only slightly rubbed in small areas. With a prior owner's name and date on the first free end paper; otherwise, there are no marks or notations anywhere within the book. 506 pages of text with a frontispiece and 7 full color plates by W. Hatherell. An attractive presentable copy.
    TB15586  $17.50


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  Roughing It.  Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1872. First Edition, second state.. Recently professionally rebacked in black cloth covered boards with new end caps retaining the publisher's original boards and with the original cloth backstrip with its gilt text over the spine. The original gilt embossed decoration and title is present on the front board with the original blind embossing on the rear board. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with a gift inscription on the third free end page, a narrow, 3" section from the margin of the fore edge of page 81/82 missing, and the remains of a prior owner's stamped name on the title page, top of page 19 and pages 238 and 239. Without a dust jacket. 591 pages of text without the one page advertisement. Two frontispieces and illustrations by "eminent artists". A second state copy of the first edition with the missing word "his" on lines 20/21 of page 242. (BAL 3337; McBride p. 18; Wright II 554; Johnson p. 215)
    TB26132  $250.00


  • Click on Image to expandTwain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark:  A Tramp Abroad.  Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1880. First Edition, Second State.. Very good+ in its original black cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and front board with blind embossing around the edges of the boards with buff end sheets and pages which bulk to 1 5/8". An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 1/2" with the cloth lightly worn at the head and heel of the spine. The binding remains tight with little evidence of foxing or tanning. Interestingly though, a prior owner used this volume to press tree leaves. As a result, many pages, particularly in the front half of this copy show faint impressions of the many oak leaves he or she pressed. Without a dust jacket. 631 pages of text and illustrated with 328 engravings, sketches and plates by various artists. The first plate, facing the frontispiece portrait of Twain, is titled "Titan's Moses" indicating that this volume is the second state of the first edition. A clean, handsome and very collectible copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. (BAL 3386)
    TB27523  $225.00




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