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Mark Twain's Autobiography by  Mark TWAIN - Hardcover - Signed - 1925 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.com

Mark Twain's Autobiography

by TWAIN, Mark

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New York: P.F. Collier and Son Company, 1925. Hardcover. Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. Complete 2-volume set. Small 4to. Burgundy ribbed cloth with gilt lettering. xvi, 368pp; 365pp, (2pp ads). Top edges gilt. Captioned tissue-guarded frontispieces. Very good. Minor cloth flecking, else bright and nice and internally fine. A tight and handsome early reprint edition of Twain's celebrated, posthumously-published 1924 memoir. Fun autograph addition: Tipped to the lower portion of the title page is a fine, bold "Cordially yours / Albert Bigelow Paine" in black ink on a 2" X 4" slip. Paine (1861-1937) served as Mark Twain's literary executor and authored a massive 3-volume biography of Clemens (1912); he was also a well-known journalist and writer of light fiction. A lovely set with appropriate signature added.




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