Item #H27331 Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907. Mark Twain.
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907
Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907

Mark Twain's Works, 25 volumes, complete, Royal Edition, limited, 1899-1907

Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1899-1907. Hardcover. 25 volumes, complete, the Royal Edition, which was limited to either 1000 or 1250 sets (our sources are conflicted). Dark red cloth with printed paper spine labels, a good to very good set, the last few are numbered in red ink (no. 812). Most of the spine labels show some kind of wear: darkening, rubbing, abrasions, slight loss, the worst being Tom Sawyer which also has weak inner hinges. Most of the endpapers show foxing and offsetting, three volumes have endpapers deeply tanned from inserted newspaper clippings. Some bear the 1900 pencil ownership signature of S. C. Walker -- he was at that time president of Harbison-Walker Refractories Company in Pittsburgh and a wealthy industrialist who was in the social set that included Carnegie, Frick, Westinghouse, et al. A handsome set with frontispieces for each that are mainly portraits of Twain at various stages in his life, quite a few of which are real etchings, plus a number of plates per each volume, some by notable illustrators like Peter Newell, and each with engraved title pages designed by Tiffany. Good. Item #H27331

Price: $350.00

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