The American Claimant. London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. 8°. Wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations, 32 pages of publisher's advertisements at the end dated Sept. 1899 (some light staining and spotting). Original blue cloth stamped and lettered in blind and gilt (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Mrs J. Ian Ansdale, Josephine Watts, ?Herbert Percy (signatures beneath presentation inscription); newspaper clippings from the New York Globe relating to the author's honorary degree from Oxford and return trip on the "Minnetonka" laid down on front free endpaper; original photograph of the author on board the ship, inscribed, "Taken on the Minnetonka by me, ?INHS". FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front pastedown inscribed, "Truly Yours, S. L. Clemens (Mark Twain), July 18/07."" /> [CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)] "Mark TWAIN." <I>The American Claimant.</I> London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. 8°. Wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations, 32 pages of publisher's advertisements at the end dated Sept. 1899 (some light staining and spotting). Original blue cloth stamped and lettered in blind and gilt (extremities rubbed). <I>Provenance</I>: Mrs J. Ian Ansdale, Josephine Watts, ?Herbert Percy (signatures beneath presentation inscription); newspaper clippings from the New York Globe relating to the author's honorary degree from Oxford and return trip on the "Minnetonka" laid down on front free endpaper; original photograph of the author on board the ship, inscribed, "Taken on the Minnetonka by me, ?INHS". FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front pastedown inscribed, "Truly Yours, S. L. Clemens (Mark Twain), July 18/07." | Christie's
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    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 203

    [CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)] "Mark TWAIN." The American Claimant. London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. 8°. Wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations, 32 pages of publisher's advertisements at the end dated Sept. 1899 (some light staining and spotting). Original blue cloth stamped and lettered in blind and gilt (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Mrs J. Ian Ansdale, Josephine Watts, ?Herbert Percy (signatures beneath presentation inscription); newspaper clippings from the New York Globe relating to the author's honorary degree from Oxford and return trip on the "Minnetonka" laid down on front free endpaper; original photograph of the author on board the ship, inscribed, "Taken on the Minnetonka by me, ?INHS". FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front pastedown inscribed, "Truly Yours, S. L. Clemens (Mark Twain), July 18/07."

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    [CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)] "Mark TWAIN." The American Claimant. London: Chatto & Windus, 1892. 8°. Wood-engraved frontispiece and illustrations, 32 pages of publisher's advertisements at the end dated Sept. 1899 (some light staining and spotting). Original blue cloth stamped and lettered in blind and gilt (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Mrs J. Ian Ansdale, Josephine Watts, ?Herbert Percy (signatures beneath presentation inscription); newspaper clippings from the New York Globe relating to the author's honorary degree from Oxford and return trip on the "Minnetonka" laid down on front free endpaper; original photograph of the author on board the ship, inscribed, "Taken on the Minnetonka by me, ?INHS". FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front pastedown inscribed, "Truly Yours, S. L. Clemens (Mark Twain), July 18/07."

    With 12 other books by the same author including A Double Barrelled Detective Story ... illustrated by Lucius Hitchcock (London, 1902, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author [as above] and with a mounted photograph of the author at the front), Life on the Mississippi (London, 1883, adverts dated March 1883), Tom Sawyer, Detective (London, 1897, adverts dated Nov 1896) and A Tramp Abroad (London, 1880, adverts dated June 1880), all FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS in original cloth. (13)


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