6 pages, 12mo, in pencil on foolscap paper (probably removed from a pocket notebook), MARK TWAIN, MOUNTAINEER: "Joe and I have had a most noble day. Started to climb (on foot) at 8:30 this morning among the grandest peaks! Every half hour carried us back a months in the season. We left them harvesting 2nd crop of hay. At 9 we were in July & found ripe strawberries; at 9:30 we were in June & gathered flowers...; at 10 we were in May & gathered a flower which appeared in Heidelberg the 17th of that month, also forget-me-nots (which disappeared from Heidelberg about mid-may; at 11:30 we were in April...at noon we had rain and hail mixed & wind & enveloping fogs, & considered it March; at 12:30 we had snowbanks above us & snow-banks below us, & considered it February....in the midst of the wild desolation the forget-me-not still bloomed, lovely as ever. What a flower-garden, the Gemmi pass is.....I found a brave & bright little forget-me-not growing in the very midst of a vast expanse of smashed stone debris, just as cheerful as if the barren and awful domes & ramparts that towered around were the blessed walls of heaven....Our walk was 7 hours...Not tired at all (Joe's hat fell over the precipice - so he came here bareheaded)...."; Autograph letter signed ("Saml") to the same, Heidelberg, 7 [August 1878], 1 page, 8vo, with original stamped, postmarked envelope, "...Thank you ever so much for your note; it was sehr welcome, I assure you. We have had a long & most enjoyable day in a carriage up to Hirschhorn & back....the moment we got back I have rushed to bed, but they are taking supper. Very tired, but I love you...." (2) " /> CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE ("Mark Twain"). Autograph letter signed "(Saml") to Livy Clemens, "Over the Gemmi Pass [in the Bernese Alps], Saturday 4:30 p.m." [August 1878], <I>6 pages, 12mo, in pencil on foolscap paper (probably removed from a pocket notebook),</I> MARK TWAIN, MOUNTAINEER: "Joe and I have had a most noble day. Started to climb (on foot) at 8:30 this morning among the grandest peaks! Every half hour carried us back a months in the season. We left them harvesting 2nd crop of hay. At 9 we were in July & found ripe strawberries; at 9:30 we were in June & gathered flowers...; at 10 we were in May & gathered a flower which appeared in Heidelberg the 17th of that month, also forget-me-nots (which disappeared from Heidelberg about mid-may; at 11:30 we were in April...at noon we had rain and hail mixed & wind & enveloping fogs, & considered it March; at 12:30 we had snowbanks above us & snow-banks below us, & considered it February....in the midst of the wild desolation the forget-me-not still bloomed, lovely as ever. What a flower-garden, the Gemmi pass is.....I found a brave & bright little forget-me-not growing in the very midst of a vast expanse of smashed stone debris, just as cheerful as if the barren and awful domes & ramparts that towered around were the blessed walls of heaven....Our walk was 7 hours...Not tired at all (Joe's hat fell over the precipice - so he came here bareheaded)...."; Autograph letter signed ("Saml") to the same, Heidelberg, 7 [August 1878], <I>1 page, 8vo, with original stamped, postmarked envelope,</I> "...Thank you ever so much for your note; it was sehr welcome, I assure you. We have had a long & most enjoyable day in a carriage up to Hirschhorn & back....the moment we got back I have rushed to bed, but <I>they</I> are taking supper. Very tired, but I love you...." (2) | Christie's