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Old Creole Days. [First Series]
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1883 New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883. Later printing. 8vo. . Original blue cloth with light wear, but very good overall; with the morocco ex-libris of Estelle Doheny. BAL 2330 (note) . A remarkable Twain association, inscribed by Cable on the half-title: "To Mrs. Samuel L. Clemens / from G.W. Cable / Hartford, Nov 20, 1883." This is a tremendous association copy, as Clemens and Cable were fast friends and mutual admirers; and Olivia Clemens was the frequent host of Cable when he was in Hartford. The two toured the country together twice on reading tours, the first of which being right around the time of this inscription. Furthermore, Clemens, in the winter of 1883-84, according to Paine's biography, "took Cable's fortunes in hand ... invited him to his home, and undertook to open negotiations with the American Publishing Company, of which Frank Bliss was now the manager, for the improvement of his fortunes." Cable was staying with the Clemens family in Hartford, recuperating from an illness, when he inscribed this to Livy; it is also the same date that a copy was deposited in the Library of Congress A superb association copy
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