Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1955. Hardcover. Reprint. "Much that happened in Mark Twain's life served as the basis of his work, and these real life episodes in fictional form are scattered through more than twenty-five of his books. Now Jerry Allen has drawn all these episodes together in actual sequence and added much new material from Twain's unpublished papers" (jacket). Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Previous owner signature in pen to front free endpaper. Browning to endpapers. In green dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Fading to spine of jacket and wear to edges including a few closed tears. 359 pages. LIT/032318. Very Good / Very Good.
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Boston: T.B. Wait & Co., 1809. Hardcover. VG 8vo. Rebound in modern green leatherette with gilt title to spine. Foxing, browning to interior though text remains bright. Frontis with original tissue guard. No writing or chipping, interior in nice shape. 519 pp. American Biographical History. AMEBIO/3063. Very Good.
New York: Schocken Books, (1966). Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright. Red price-clipped illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Spine panel faded to light brown. Minor rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 216 pages. English Biography. ENGBIO/042313. Near Fine / Very Good.
London and Toronto, New York: J. M. Dent and Sons and E. P. Dutton & Co, (1931). Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Fading to spine. Interior is clean and bright with lovely illustrations throughout and charts to the rear. Index, 254 pages. NAV/022111. Very Good.
New York: Rinehart & Company, (1956). Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with black and yellow title to spine. Light bumping to corners and spine ends. Slight browning to end pages and light tonight to margins. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. Illustrated brown price clipped dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor soiling, browning, and rubbing to dust jacket. 310 pages. English Biography. ENGBIO/060613. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. Hardcover. 2 vols. 8vo. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with gitlt title to spine. RLS monogram on cover. Edges sharp. Previous owner's book plate to front paste downs of both volumes and writing in pencil to front free end page of volume I. Includes frontis portraits with tissue guard in both volumes. Bright gilt top-edge, other edges untrimmed. Literary Biography. LITBIO/1153. Very Good+.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1967). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good white cloth boards with a little foxing and slightly faded spine. Small area of grey paint to top corner of rear board. Nice grey endpapers; Beautiful b/w and color photographs, diagrams of yachting; 164 pages. Maritime. MARIT/10032. Very Good.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1888. Hardcover. 8vo. Modern rebinding in black leatherette covered boards with gilt title to spine. Marbled edges to pages. Interior is clean and bright with many illustrations throughout including a frontispiece with tissue guard intact. Index, 713 pages. American History. AMEBIO/3043. Near Fine.
London: Thomas Burleigh, 1898. Hardcover. Fourth edition of this well received book. A total of 2500 copies were printed, all in 1898. Bell was a contemporary of the Rossettis and many of the Pre-Raphaelites. He was an author and poet in addition to producing this important work on Christina, published four years after her death. The detailed biography includes the text of many letters, both to and from her. Also reprinted are excerpts from her "reading diary," Time Flies. A thorough analysis of her prose and poetry follows the biography. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Some scuffing, bumping, and darkening. Except for browning to the front endpapers and light aging to the margins of the text, the interior is bright and clean. There are several illustrations including a frontispiece copy of a drawing of her by her brother Dante. 364 pages including index. PRERAPH/102207. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good green linen backed green laid-paper boards, paper pastedown label to spine. Browning, light staining to boards and spine. Interior is quite clean w/bright text. Deckle-edge pages; tight binding. Bowman was president of the Johns Hopkins University. 185 pages. Baltimore. BALT/7253. Very Good.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company Inc., (1962). Hardcover. First Edition. Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with gilt and blue title to spine. Tape to hinge of page 767. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations and maps. Index, 768 pages. English Biography. ENGHIST19/0522. Near Fine.
New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1920. Hardcover. First Edition, second printing. "Brooks’s book 'The Ordeal of Mark Twain' was a psychological study attempting to show that Twain had crippled himself emotionally and curtailed his genius by repressing his natural artistic bent for the sake of his Calvinist upbringing" (Britannica). Very good in black cloth boards with faded grey title to spine and front cover. Chipping to book cloth and wear to spine ends, edges, and corners. Puncture mark to spine and to bottom margin of some page. Rear hinge is cracked. 267 pages. Literary Criticism. LIT/032318. Very Good.