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The Public to Mark Twain" in THE BUYERS' MANUAL and BUSINESS GUIDE;

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1872
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NZ$825.76

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1872. being a description of the Leading Business Houses, Manufactories, Inventions, Etc. of the Pacific Coast, together with Copious and Readable Selections, chiefly from California Writers. Compiled by J. Price and C.S. Haley. San Francisco: Francis & Valentine..., 1872. Original dark olive cloth, with "Tales, Sketches, Poetry and Music" in gilt on the front cover. First Appearance… Read more
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Typed Letter Signed to "My dear Gleeson White," with two "Goops" drawn by hand

by Burgess, Gelett

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Published
1898
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NZ$789.86

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1898. Two separate pages, with the typed heading "#1 Margaret Street | Cavendish Square, W." and dated June 2nd, 1898. This letter is from Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), who after graduating from MIT became an artist and humorist of the 1890s San Francisco literary renaissance -- and who is today best known for his poem "The Purple Cow," for his… Read more
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PUNCH, BROTHERS, PUNCH! and Other Sketches

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1878
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NZ$323.12

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1878. New York: Slote, Woodman & Co., n.d. [1878]. 4 pp undated ads. Original red-orange wrappers decorated in black and gold. First Edition, second printing, second binding, of this collection of nine short tales. The title one is an amusing tale about the author hearing a musical jingle and having it "infect" his mind like a… Read more
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STALKY & CO

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1899
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1899. [the Publisher to Major Pond] Toronto: George N. Morang & Co., 1899. Original dark green cloth with Viking longboat design in black. First Canadian Edition -- technically, the Canadian issue of the first American edition, which was published in this binding by Doubleday & McClure ten days before Macmillan's UK edition. These nine hilarious tales of… Read more
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SKETCHES, New and Old

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1875
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NZ$682.15

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1875. Now First Published in Complete Form. Sold only by Subscription. Hartford, Conn., and Chicago, Ill.: The American Publishing Company, 1875. Original blue cloth decorated in black and gilt. First Edition, second issue (without "From Hospital Days" on p. 299, a brief piece that appeared in the first issue, then was discovered not to have been… Read more
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LOTHAW

by Harte, Bret

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Published
1871
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NZ$143.61

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1871. Or, The Adventures of a Young Gentleman in Search of a Religion. By Mr. Benjamins (Bret Harte...). London: John Camden Hotten, n.d. [1871]. 2 pp preliminary ads plus 8 pp terminal ads dated "for 1872." Original glazed printed wrappers. First Separate Edition of this parody of Benjamin Disraeli's 1870 novel LOTHAIR. It was in… Read more
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MR. NIGHTINGALE'S DIARY

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1877
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1877. A Farce in One Act. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877. Original terra-cotta cloth decorated in black. First "Collectible" Edition of this play first performed in 1851. We say first "collectible" because there are only four known copies of the original 1851 pamphlet; supposedly a fifth, from which Osgood printed this edition, was destroyed… Read more
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THE "BAB" BALLADS plus MORE "BAB" BALLADS

by Gilbert, W[illiam]. S[chwenck]

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Published
1872
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NZ$287.22

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1872. Much Sound and Little Sense. With Illustrations by the Author. London: John Camden Hotten, 1869. 4 pp undated (Routledge) ads. With: MORE "BAB" BALLADS... George Routledge and Sons, n.d.[1872]. 4 pp undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in gilt, beveled, all page edges gilt. First Editions of these collections of "clever verses… Read more
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MARK TWAIN'S (BURLESQUE) AUTOBIOGRAPHY and FIRST ROMANCE

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1871
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1871. New York: Sheldon & Company, n.d. [1871]. Original printed wrappers. First Edition, second state (with the Ball Black & Co. ad on the inside front cover) of this comically-illustrated burlesque. This title was also issued in cloth. This is a near-fine copy (very little wear other than one small corner chip in the front wrapper, faint… Read more
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