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Twain, Mark [PSUED Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)
Is Shakespeare Dead? From My Autobiography
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. 149 pages with two frontispiece plates. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") issued in original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover and gilt head page ends. (McBride page 233) (Blanck:3509) (Firsts volume 8, number 7/8 page 7) First American edition, second state.Twain was sincerely on the side of the Baconians in the Shakespeare-Bacon Controversy and he explains why in this essay. It also contains revealing autobiographical passages, and so is not without interest. Harper & Brothers was not eager to publish this volume, but they prepared a large edition, the size of which is unknown.Condition:Slight bump ant front edge with the Greenwood reference tipped in. Jacket chipped at edges with some loss to spine ends. Jacket first state. Slight bump ant front edge with the Greenwood reference tipped in. Jacket professionally restored by Octavaye Studios. A very good to fine copy with a very good but scarce jacket.
Bookseller: The Book Collector [US]
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