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Mark Twain's Autobiography (in two volumes)

by Twain, Mark

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Two volumes. Hardcover. First edition (H-Y). Near Fine condition in dark blue ribbed navy cloth boards with stamped gilt titles. No dustjacket and no slipcase. Heavy deckle-edged paper has rough side edges and gilt edges along top. Paper is crisp and clean. Two pages of ads for Twain's books at back of second volume. Each volume has sepia-toned frontispiece photo of Twain with tissue protector bound in. Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. Very light wear to spine head and foot. 368 pp. and 365 pp. respectively. Index in each volume. Facsimile note from Twain in his own handwriting at the beginning of Volume One.
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