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CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ("Mark Twain"). The Writings. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1899-1907.
CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ("Mark Twain"). The Writings. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1899-1907. 25 volumes, 8 o. Illustrated. Contemporary brown half morocco ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, (light rubbing to some raised bands, minor dampstaining to some top edges). LIMITED EDITION, number 236 of 1000 sets of the "Edition de Luxe" with signature "S.L. Clemens (Mark Twain)" mounted on larger sheet and tipped in before title of volume one. [ Bound in to vol. one :] CLEMENS, Samuel L. Autograph manuscript, a page from the manuscript of A Tramp Abroad (1880). 1 page, 8vo (197 x 126 mm), in ink on paper comprising 16 lines in ink, paginated "1667" (deleted and replaced "1387") at top. The text describes part of the ascend of the "Riffelberg" which turned out to be quite difficult: "We rose up and started at once. We found the route to be good enough for a while, but it began to grow difficult, by and by, and this feature steadily increased. When we judged we had gone half a mile, we momently expected to see the guide " (Vol. II Chapter 8 pp. 119 of A Tramp Abroad in this set). [ Bound in to vol. 11 :] CLEMENS, Samuel L. Autograph manuscript, a page from The Gilded Age (1873). 1 page, 8vo (200 x 125 mm), in ink on paper comprising 23 lines in ink, paginated "117" at top. "'I don't know, sir. My mother-my other mother that's gone away-she always told me to work along and not be much expecting to get rich, and then I wouldn't be disappointed if I didn't get rich. And so I reckon it's better for me to wait till I get rich, and then by that time maybe I'll know what I'll want-but I don't now, sir.' 'Careful old head!-Governor Henry Clay Hawkins!-that's what you'll be, Clay, one of these days. Wise old head! weighty old head! Go on, now, and play-all of you. It's a prime lot, Nancy; as the Obedstown folk say about their hogs." With a few corections. (Chapter 5, p.59 of this volume). -- WARNER, Chalres Dudley. Autograph manuscript, a page The Gilded Age (1873). 1 page, 8vo (205 x 130 mm), in ink on paper comprising 20 lines in ink, paginated "928" at top. The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Hartford, 1873) was a collaborative attempt by Twain and Charles Dudley Warner to write a "contemporary" novel. The first novel either author attempted and their only collaboration, it was completed in the record time of three months: "With their plots staked out, Clemens and Warner began working like tunnel crews boring from opposite sides of the mountain... In general, as he [Twain] liked to say, he contributed the fact and Warner the fiction" (Justin Kaplan, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, 1966, p. 160). (25)

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Titel: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana
Auktionsdatum: 19.06.2007
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19 June 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center