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A Double Barrelled Detective Story by  Mark TWAIN - First Edition - 1902 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and

A Double Barrelled Detective Story

by TWAIN, Mark

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. Hardcover. Illustrations by Lucius Hitchcock. Small 8vo. Red cloth with gilt lettering, rules and decoration. 179pp. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 6 full-page called-for plates, pictorial endpapers (front endpaper form A, rear endpaper form B). Very good. Mild bit of edgewear and slightest rubbing of gilt; several outer page edges a bit discolored; couple miniscule words inked at top of front flyleaf. A tight and attractive first edition of this whodunit that features Sherlock Holmes in the American West. BAL 3471.


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