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1 Twain, Mark; illustrated by Charles Blackman A CAT-TALE
(Sydney, Australia): P.I.C., (2001). 0958784507 / 9780958784504 First edition, first printing. First full-scale publication of a story written around 1880. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in blue boards with silver spine stamping; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 
"My little girls--Susy, aged eight, and Clara, six--often require me to help them go to sleep, nights, by telling them original tales...I thought maybe other little people might like to try one of my narcotics--so I offer this one."--Mark Twain. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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London: The Folio Society, (2002). Fourth printing of this edition. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated, illustrated boards; housed in a grey paper-over-boards slipcase. 
Selection of essays, sketches and short stories, with an introduction by Roy Blount, Jr. and illustrations in black-and-white by Rod Waters. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 (Twain, Mark). Macnaughton, William R. MARK TWAIN'S LAST YEARS AS A WRITER
Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, (1979). 0826202640 / 9780826202642 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in grey cloth, with darker grey spine lettering ; in a neatly price-clipped, otherwise fine pictorial dust jacket. 254 pages, including index. 
Calls for a reevaluation of the last years of Twain's career, citing superb individual sections of Twain's work left in unfinished manuscript, and skillfully written short stories and essays, many of which had hitherto attracted little critical attention. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Twain, Mark; Edgar Marquess Branch, Michael B. Frank, Kenneth M. Sanderson, editors MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS: Volume I, 1853-1866
Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, 1988. 0520036689 / 9780520036680 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny, faint smudge to fore-edge, else fine, as-new, in tan-grey cloth with black and red stamping; in a fine, as-new photo-pictorial dust jacket. Annotated and indexed. 616 pages, plus colophon. 
Every known letter written by Twain between the ages of 17 and 31, many appearing here for the first time in their entirety. With genealogical chart of Clemens's family, a calendar of his pilot assignments, maps, photos, facsimile manuscripts. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Twain, Mark; edited by Walter Blair MARK TWAIN'S WEST
Chicago: The Lakeside Press/R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1983. B0006EG14E First edition, first printing. An original compilation organized by Blair exclusively for this edition. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in dark brown cloth with gilt lettering and vignettes, gilt top-edge; no dust jacket. 
The author's memoirs about his boyhood, riverboats and western adventures. 450 pages. Frontisportrait of Twain. In the Lakesides Classics series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 (Twain, Mark). Hill, Hamlin MARK TWAIN: GOD'S FOOL
New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row Publishers, (1973). 0060118938 / 9780060118938 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in golden brown cloth with gilt lettering; in a very nearly fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a small sticker shadow to rear panel. 308 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Narrative of the last ten years of Twain's life, based largely on papers at UC Berkeley, and bringing to light material previously unavailable or omitted, including the notebooks of Twain's secretary Isabel Lyon. "Appalling and fascinating."--H.N. Smith. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Twain, Mark MERRY TALES
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. 0195114116 / 9780195114119 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in chianti cloth stamped in black; in a pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with a full-length photo-portrait of Twain, and a photo of the first edition binding. 
Entry in Oxford's magnificent series of Twain facsimile editions, this captivating collection of comic and satirical pieces has been here enhanced with a foreword by Shelley Fisher Fishkin, introduction by Anne Bernays, and afterword by Forrest Robinson. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Twain, Mark THE 1,000,000 BANK NOTE
(Mankato, Minnesota): Creative Education Inc., (1993). 0886825083 / 9780886825089 First edition thus, first printing. A Creative Short Story. Hardcover. Fine in full navy blue cloth with blind-embossed vignette to front cover, gilt lettering to spine; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Book design by Rita Marshall. Jacket illustration by Mark Steele. 
A bet made by two eccentric British millionaires leads to riches and true love for a penniless American. In CE's superb, eclectic series of individual stories, smartly produced, with stylish, well-designed typography and original, appealing jacket art. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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9 Twain, Mark; Roberts, Don, editor; Mojher, Michael, illustrator THE DIARIES OF ADAM & EVE
San Francisco: Fair Oaks Press, (1999). 0965881199 / 9780965881197 Publisher's reprint, new. Hardcover. Fine, a new copy in forest green cloth lettered in gilt; in an illustrated dust jacket. 
Expanded edition of Twain's "translations"--incorporating both diaries in one volume as a sequential narrative. Accompanied here by the delicate and evocative illustrations of Michael Mojher. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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10 (Twain, Mark). Marotti, Maria Ornella THE DUPLICATING IMAGINATION: Twain and the Twain Papers
University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1990). 0271006501 / 9780271006505 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Semiotic, structuralist approach to Twain's posthumously published works, shaped into four chapters on burlesque, dream voyage, romance, and myth; promotes recognition of Twain as a bold experimenter in literary form. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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(New York): The Library Of America, (2002). 1931082103 / 9781931082105 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full blue cloth with gilt spine titles and gilt author's name against a black spine block; bound-in ribbon marker; housed in a fine slipcase. Chronology, textual notes, notes. 
Another volume in LofA's superb and ambitious undertaking: this entry collects Twain's THE GILDED AGE; THE AMERICAN CLAIMANT; TOM SAWYER ABROAD; TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE; NO. 44, THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Twain, Mark; Foreword and Notes by John C. Gerber TOM SAWYER ABROAD [and] TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, (1982). 0520045602 / 9780520045606 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
These unjustly neglected works, among the most enjoyable of Mark Twain's novels, follow Tom, Huck, and Jim as they travel across the Atlantic in a balloon. Both with the original illustrations by Dan Beard and A.B. Frost. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 (Twain, Mark). Truelsen, Patricia TOM SAWYER: Chapter Notes and Criticism
New York: American R.D.M. Corporation Publishers, (1965). First edition: Stapled pamphlet. Pamphlet. Near fine in bright wraps. 68 pages, biographical information, summary of characters, suggested study topics, annotated bibliography. 
A volume in the Study*Master Chapter Notes and Critical Commentaries series. A study guide for Twain's TOM SAWYER, with information and background about the author and a critical appraisal of the novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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