Definitive Edition. 限定1024部 (no.381)
第1巻にＭ.トウェインおよびアルバート・ビグロー・ペインの署名入 3/4革装 図版
The Writings of Mark Twain. In 37 Vols.New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922-1923. (Vols.36-37 were published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London, 1924). Definitive Edition.
This definitive edition consists of 1024 sets, the first volume of each bearing the original autograph signature of Mark Twain. This copy no.381. At flyleaf: "... signed by Mark Twain in 1906 in anticipation of the present definitive edition of his works." with the signature by Albert Bigelow Paine and the next tipped-in plate is signed by "SL. Clemens / Mark Twain. Vols.1-29 are Mark Twain's works, vols.30-33: Mark Twain: a biography by Albert Bigelow Paine, vols.34-35: Mark Twain's letters, arranged with comment by Paine, vols.36-37: Mark Twain's autobiography with an introduction by Paine.
Uniformly bound in 3/4 red morocco and pink cloth, gilt title to spine, t.e.g. With a b/w frontis.and b/w plates (except for vols.36-37) to each vol. Ex-libris.(Melville Harris) to front flyleaf of each vol.
Boards and spine sl.darkened and sl.rubbed at edges and corners. Edges sl.foxing. Vol.2: Lower margin of half title page sl.torn. Vol.3: Fore edge of p.77 sl.torn. Vol.4: Joint of front e.p.somewhat damaged. Vol.9: A line scarred to upper side of spine. Vol.13: Front e.p.sl.stained. Vol.19: Frontis.was bound with the right and left sides reversed. Vol.21: A corner of front board somewhat stained. Vol.25: Spine title misspelled as "Vol. XXIV."Vol.27: Margin of p.121 partly missing. Vol.30: Margin of p.379 torn and repaired. An Attractive set. 22.8x15.5cm.