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TWAIN, Mark.

The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg...

and Other Stories and Sketches.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chatto and Windus, 1900

Stock Code: 117374

£4,750
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

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 1900". This UK edition is enlarged with two new pieces - "Christian Science and the Book of Mrs Eddy" and "Diplomatic Pay and Clothes" - omitted from the American edition. Twain at the time of this inscription was the guest of newspaper proprietor Hugh Gilzean-Reid at Dollis Hill House in North London.

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Description

Octavo. Original orange cloth boards, gilt titles to spine, front board pictorially stamped in yellow and black, adverts at rear. Housed in a cloth chemise and morocco backed folding case.

Condition

Bookplates of collector John C. Gerber, and armorial bookplate of Clifton Waller Barrett. Library stamp and deaccession ticket to endpapers. Spine tanned and worn, with two perforations to cloth, sides somewhat dust-soiled with rubbing to the extremities, front free endpaper and frontispiece both loosening. Nonetheless a good copy, internally clean, sound and unsophisticated.

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