The Writings.New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922 Stock Code: 107494
The definitive edition, signed "S L Clemens / Mark Twain", limited to 1024 sets only of which this is 423. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive collected edition and so put his autograph to 1024 single leaves in 1906. These were not recovered until long after his death, when the project could finally be completed. This set includes the extra two volumes of Autobiography.
37 volumes, octavo. Attractively bound in recent tan morocco, gilt lettered double red and green morocco labels, decoration to spines gilt, single roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.
Frontisportrait and illustrations throughout.
The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set.
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