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[CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark.

The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg

and Other Stories and Sketches.

Published: London: Chatto and Windus, 1900

Stock code: 17752

Price: £6,000

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First UK edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title, “To Miss Mildred Williamson with the Compliments of Mark Twain Oct. 5 [19]00”. A reprint of the American edition except for the addition of two pieces – “Christian science and the Book of Mrs Eddy” and “Diplomatic Pay and Clothes” – omitted from the American edition. At the time of the presentation inscription, Twain was was the guest of newspaper proprietor Hugh Gilzean-Reid at Dollis Hill House in North London.

Octavo. Original orange cloth boards, gilt titles to spine, front board pictorially stamped in yellow and black, adverts at rear. In protective cloth wrapper and solander box. Cloth cover rubbed, stained and bumped, spine with two holes, three different bookplates and one gift stamp on front preliminaries, library paper label on rear pastedown. An excellent copy.

Bibliography: BAL 3460; Johnson, Twain, p. 70

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