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Mark Twain's Autobiography [Vol. I + II, Complete]

by Twain, Mark [Samuel Clemens]; Albert Bigelow Paine (intro.)

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket


New York: P. F. Collier and Son Co., 1925. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in ribbed burgundy cloth, spine panels lettered in gilt, with Twain's facsimile signature in gilt on front covers, top text block edges in gilt. Nicely preserved set showing light surface rubbing, 1/8" closed tear at head of spine on Vol. I and slightly rubbed extremities. Firm bindings, clean interiors beyond former owner's embossed address stamp on front flyleaf of Vol. I and front flyleaf and adjacent blank of Vol. II..




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