Mark Twain’s Autobiography. With an Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine.
1924·New York and London
by [Clemens, Samuel L.] Twain, Mark.
2 vols. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1924. 2 vols., 8vo, xvi, 368; vi, 365, (2, ads.)pp. Frontispiece portrait in each volume with a printed tissue guard. Original blue cloth, gilt tops, small scratch across the upper cover of vol. 1, otherwise fine. First edition H-Y so stated, of Clemens’ recollections over his lifetime, published after his death, as he says "I am writing from the grave. On these terms only can a man be approximately frank.” BAL 3537 noting at least two variants of the (presumably very large) printing. This copy has the 2pp. of ads at the end of vol. 2. (Inventory #: 109884)
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