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Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]
Selected Works of Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Tom Sawyer Abroad, The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, The American Claimant, The GBP1,000,000 Bank Note, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc,How to Tell a Story.
1889-1897. Rare first edition set of a selection of Twain's works, each volume in the publisher's original cloth. Nine volumes, the selection contains a first edition, first state of A Yankee In King Arthur's Court (New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889), first edition of Tom Sawyer Abroad (New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1894), first American edition, first state of The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894), first edition of The American Claimant (New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1889), first edition of The GBP1,000,000 Bank Note (New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1893), a fine first edition, second state of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1896), first edition, first issue of How To Tell a Story (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1897). With additional first English editions of The GBP1,000,000 Bank Note and Pudd'nhead Wilson. Each volume is in very good to near fine condition. Lauded by William Faulkner as the "the father of American literature", American writer, humorist, and publisher Mark Twain's best known works include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter often called "The Great American Novel". "To understand America, read Mark Twain. No matter what new craziness pops up in America, I find it described beforehand by him. He was never innocent, at home or abroad" (Garry Wills). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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