Albert Bigelow Paine
Mark Twain: A Biography. The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Three Volumes (Complete).
Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York , 1912.
The author lived with Twain during the last years of his life and had access to Twain's papers and letters. This is the authorized biography (1912) containing many unpublished pieces. Half red leather and half marbled boards, 5 bands on spine with gold titles, top edge gilded, untrimmed pages. Some pages are still uncut. Fully illustrated. Scarce in this leather-bound edition. Copyright pages on each volume states published September 1912. Date on title pages is also 1912. Each volume has the publishers code K-M indicating a publication date of October (K), 1912 (M). Volume I, 562 pages; Volume II, pages 563-1110; Volume III, pages 1111-1719, appendix A-X, index. All three sets are tightly bound and no writing or previous owner's names. Each volume has some minor nicks to the leather. A very attractive set in Fine condition. $595.00 for all 3 volumes ($180.00 off listed price).
Category: Fine Bindings/Biography
Jesse Bowman Young. A Story Of Sight-Seeing And Adventure In The War For The Union.Hunt & Eaton Publishers, New York , 1894.
Jesse Bowman Young What A Boy Saw In The Army. A Story Of Sight-Seeing And Adventure
In The War For The Union . Hunt & Eaton Publishers, New York , 1894. From the Prefatory Note:
"The lad was barely out of his teens when the struggle ended (Civil War), in 1865, but his
experience in camp, on the march, and in battle is ineffaceably stamped into his life and
character". 100 original drawings by artist Frank Beard, who was himself a soldier in the
Civil War. 399 pages. Handsome blue binding with gold stamped letters and picture of a
young lad dressed in the Union uniform on a stallion. One of the nicest copies of this
book I've seen. No names, writing or bookplates in this one.Tight, clean and in Near Fine
original condition. Book Show Price $120.00 ($30.00 off listed price).
Genre: Military History / Civil War