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The Writings of Mark Twain. [Including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Innocents Abroad; Life on the Mississippi; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; The Prince and the Pauper; A Tramp Abroad]. by  Mark [Samuel L. Clemens] Twain - Signed First Edition - 1922 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 81192)

The Writings of Mark Twain. [Including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Innocents Abroad; Life on the Mississippi; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; The Prince and the Pauper; A Tramp Abroad].

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The Writings of Mark Twain. [Including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Innocents Abroad; Life on the Mississippi; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; The Prince and the Pauper; A Tramp Abroad].

by Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]

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About This Item

New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922. The Definitive edition, one of 1024 numbered sets, with volume one signed by Mark Twain and Albert Bigelow Paine. The publisher states that Twain intended a definitive edition and signed 1024 single leaves in 1906 in anticipation of this edition. Octavo, 37 volumes, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels, each volume illustrated with frontispiece and plates. In near fine condition. "To understand America, read Mark Twain. No matter what new craziness pops up in America, I find it described beforehand by him He was never innocent, at home or abroad" (Garry Wills).

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This book is merely a personal narrative, and not a pretentious history or a philosophical dissertation. It is a record of several years of variegated vagabondizing, and its object is rather to help the resting reader while away an idle hour than afflict him with metaphysics, or goad him with science. Still, there is information in the volume; information concerning an interesting episode in the history of the Far West, about which no books have been written by persons who were on the ground in person, and saw the happenings of the time with their own eyes.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
81192
Title
The Writings of Mark Twain. [Including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Innocents Abroad; Life on the Mississippi; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; The Prince and the Pauper; A Tramp Abroad].
Author
Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]
Book condition
Used
Publisher
Gabriel Wells
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1922
Keywords
Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, Mark Twain Autograph, Writings of Mark Twain Signed Limited Edition
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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
spine
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leaves
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
octavo
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calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
fine
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