Lot 179 of 455:
Twains Works, signed & handsomely bound  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,800
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
[Works, i.e.] The Writings of Mark Twain

Author:
Twain, Mark

Place:
London

Publisher:
Chatto & Windus

Date:
1899-1903

Description:

Volumes 1-23 (of 25). With photogravure plates from paintings & drawings; printed tissue guards. 20.7x14 cm (8¼x5½"), later three-quarter polished red calf, spines tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; bound by Bayntun-Riviere. No. 46 of 620 copies of the Author's Edition de Luxe. 

Signed twice by the author on the limitation-page of Volume I, once as S.L. Clemens, once as Mark Twain. Volumes 1 to 22 of the set were published 1899-1900; volume 23 was published in 1903 and is numbered 71; volumes 24 and 25, not present here, were published in 1907, and comprised The $30,000 Bequest, and Christian Science. 

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Condition:
Vol. I with 1ΒΌ" split to leather at top front joint, joint rubbed & tender; a few volumes with slight nicks to spine heads, a touch of other shelf wear; very good or better, an attractive and desirable set.


 
Item number:
310537
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