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A Horse's Tale - with signed letter from Twain on horses!
Harper and Brothers, New York 1907 - First edition, 1907, with signed letter on mourning stationary, from 1904, appropriately on the subject of horses! Rebound in full deep red morocco gilt, with bookplate of well known bibliophile George Zabriskie and an inscription on that bookplate to his friend Georgia Hexter (often the recipient of his presents). Very good. The letter, from Florence dated June 19, 1904, reads -- without salutation -- 'In case neither General Langdon, nor Mr. Rogers, nor Mr. Melville has sent any one to the dock, this note is to explain that the bearer of it is UGO PIERMONTINI a man of good character & good habits, whom I have sent over in charge of two gray mares [crossed out: '& a pair of side saddles']. The animals [crossed out: '& the saddles'] have been in use several months, & belong to my daughters. I paid $140 for one of the horses & $250 for the other. [Crossed out: 'I do not remember what the saddles cost -- $30 or $40 apiece I think'] Very truly, Mark Twain / the saddles are coming with _me_'. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
Last Found On: 2018-02-26           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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