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MARK TWAIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY

by Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

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Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.] MARK TWAIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. New York: Harper, 1924. 2 vols. First edition, first printings (with "H-Y" the correct code letters), state A with ads at end of second volume (no priority). Original blue cloth, gilt, top edge gilt, dust jackets, in original publisher's box. Very fine fresh set in near fine dust jackets, the box somewhat worn and dusty but solid. This work was a bestseller in 1924 and when the first volume of the complete Autobiography was published in 2010 it also became a bestseller. BAL 3537.



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