by Twain, Mark
Chatto & Windus, 1899. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Chatto & Windus, 1899. Author's Edition De Luxe. 21 out of 23 volumes of which vol. XX and XXIII are missing. All volumes are set #37. Vol. I is signed by S.L. Clemens/Mark Twain. Limited to 620 sets. Actual publication numbers were 250 sets. Each volume numbered on the spine with paper label. Original green cloth binding. Printed on paper watermarked "MARK TWAIN" in Volumes 1 - 23. Volumes 1 - 4 copyrighted in 1899. Volumes 5 - 22 copyrighted in 1900. Volume 23 added in 1903 and offered to buyers of original sets. Volumes 24 and 25 added by Harper and Brothers in 1906 and 1907 and offered to buyers of original sets. Top edges of pages gilt; side and bottom edges deckled or ragged. Tiffany title page in every volume. A very good set with the previous owner's bookplate attached to each front paste-down. Some foxing to all books; front gutter of vol. 1 shows paper cracking but seems to be only in vol. 1.
(Inventory #: 1510028)