The Writings of Mark Twain.

New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899-1907. 25 vols., 8vo., xliv, [45]-377; [viii], [9]-446; viii, [9]-314; viii, [9]-319; [xiv], [15]-346; [x], [11]-409; xiv, [15]-326; [xiv], [15]-366; [xiv], [15]-481; [xii], [13]-350; [iv], [5]-360; [xiv], 1-[321]; [xiv], [15]-375; [x], [11]-[325]; [xvi], [17]-315; x, [11]-408; xvii, [19]-345; [vi], [7]-318; [x], [11]-424; vi, [7]-438; [viii], [9]-538; [vi], [7]-333; [x], [11]-[367]; [x], [1]-[311]; [x], [3]-362 pp., 84 plates including frontispieces. Modern quarter saddle-brown morocco with a single rule in blind, marbled paper boards, backstrip with five raised bands and burgundy morocco labels, with lettering and flourishes in gilt to panels. A flawless set, beautifully bound in a palette reminiscent of the southern summers the author was so fond of. “Author’s National Edition,” with illustrations by Peter Newell, T. de Thulstrup, Thomas Fogarty, Dan Beard, A. B. Frost, C. Allen Gilbert, B. West Clinedinst, E. H. Garrett, W. T. Smedley, E. W. Kemble, F. M. Senior, F. T. Merrill, F. V. DuMond, F. B. Opper, J. Allen St. John, C. D. Weldon, et al. The Innocents Abroad includes “Biographical Criticism” by Brander Matthews. Verso of every half title has a facsimile manuscript by Mark Twain, “This is the authorized Uniform Edition of all my books. Mark Twain.” An eye-catching set for any library, especially one dedicated to Twain. (Item Id: 108483)

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