Mark twain to get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. Mixing fictional accounts in with the factual stuff, it is a hugely entertaining read, exposing all the human foibles in a style that still reads well 120 years later. Samuel langhorne clemens 1835 1910 better known by his pseudonym, mark twain, was a seminal american writer and humourist. Like all mark twain s travel books and the novels for that matter it is hugely entertaining and perceptive. Based on current market values your 10 volume set of the 1917 edition of the writings of mark twain produced by harper and brothers and published by p. The author of numerous works, twain s legacy includes two classic american novels, the adventures of tom sawyer and adventures of huckleberry finn, both of which are still read and studied worldwide.
He was lauded as the greatest humorist the united states has produced, and william faulkner called him the father of american literature. As the two men make their way through germany, the alps, and italy, they encounter situations made all the more humorous by their reactions to them. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, highquality edition. This is the first of two volumes dedicated to the innocents abroad in the 1922 authors national edition set. As a writer, humorist, speaker, and publisher, mark twain became a. The originals are regularly available on ebay and with offerings hotly contested at auction. Illustrated by twain, mark and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Mark twain new, used and rare books and ephemera at biblio. There is one book signed by mark twain, the innocents abroad, a signed limited edition bound in leather, of which only 512 copies were made. Never fawning or apologetic, he sees twain whole, and as a child of the gilded age. Mark twain is the author of the novel the adventures of tom sawyer. The firstever mark twain first edition library book collection is an historic opportunity in book collecting, available only from the bradford exchange press. The adventures of tom sawyer, by mark twain, is a popular 1876 novel about. The book is the third of mark twain s five travel books and is often thought to be an unofficial sequel to the first one, the innocents abroad. Mark twain at 180 join abebooks in celebrating his life, his wisdom and his literature. Mark twain 18351910 was the pen name of samuel clemens, a journalist and the author of numerous short stories and novels set in the.
Originally published in 1867, this travelogue includes portions of letters he wrote to the daily alta california, new york tribune, and new york herald. Brown returns mark twain to your stage with a bright, crisp, and hilarious performance intended to delight audiences of all ages. Mark twain was the pen name of american author samuel langhorne clemens 18351910. After he had finished writing the jumpingfrog story but before it was published, he declared in a letter to orion that he had a call to literature of a low orderi. Very scarce mark twain autograph on a first edition of eves diary with playful inscription, clothes make the man, but they do not improve the woman. Brief historybiography samuel langhorne clemens commonly known by his pen name mark twain was born on november 30th, 1835 and died on april 21st, 1910. Samuel clemens published his books under the name mark twain. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Mark twain 18351910 was the pen name of samuel clemens, a journalist and the author of numerous short stories and novels set in the american south. They are special edition, and come from a book publisher that is no longer in business as far as i am aware.
The adventures of tom sawyer by mark twain is a popular 1876 novel about a young boy growing up in a small town along the. Jan 17, 2019 mark twain means the second mark on a line that measured depth, signifying two fathoms, or 12 feet, which was a safe depth for riverboats. Mark twain was bankrupt by the age of 59, which undoubtedly contributed to his cynical view of stock speculation. Twain s name is synonymous with his american classics the adventures of tom sawyer 1876 and its sequel, adventures of huckleberry finn 1885. The values of mark twains books have mirrored this general trend. In april 1902, while the clemens family was living in riverdaleonthehudson in new york in a rented home, olivia clemens signed a contract to purchase a house in tarrytown, new york known as hillcrest. Mark twain rare books and memorabilia justcollecting. Each of the mark twain books in this oneofakind collection is a perfect, identical replica of the original first edition, complete with exceptional treatments like debossed and gilded covers, 19th century illustrations and bindings.
Mark twain werent no great shakes in the home stretch. Van has a vibrant history of performing in front of corporate clients, conventions, trade shows, schools and public theatrical events. Notebook invented by mark twain black and white photograph previously published in harper and brothers 1935 first edition of mark twain s notebook set decoration in elmer gantry the american artists volumes, with their distintive size and binding, have been utilized in at least one major motion picture as set decoration. We collected a sample of 15 auction results for books containing mark twain s signature from 1 different auction houses. Mark twain biography and list of works mark twain books. His work received universal praise from critics and peers alike, and he counted presidents, artists and royalty among his friends. It is from the gilded age, a tale of tday illustrated, in two volumes, volume ii authors national edition, the writings of mark. It is a copy of mark twain s the innocents abroad, one of his very popular books. Mar 21, 2010 twain s life is connected to his writings, and loving shows that almost all of twain s works were travel books. Mark twain collection, circa 1917 t are 23 books in this collection, published by p. A closer look at the mark twain original and new pipes. Find signed collectible books by mark twain english.
Biblio has over 100 million new, used and rare books for sale in every category. The mark twains have legendary high quality smoking, with good draw and excellent with virginia and flake blends. Then make sure you look for the collier publications of 1917. A new childrens book by mark twain the washington post. I acquired this beautiful collection many years ago from my grandmothers house in wendell, wv. All 54 of the books in this mark twain set are first editions, first printings, and first issues. Judging from the excellent condition of the books, including the many uncut pages, it is highly suggestive that she never opened them. Brief historybiography samuel langhorne clemens commonly known by his pen name mark twain was born. Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid. Rare books by mark twain, including first editions and signed first edition copies of tom sawyer and the adventures of huckleberry finn. Mark twain books list of books by author mark twain.
Unfollow mark twain book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. The complete works of mark twain illustrated edition. The method of dropping a line to determine the waters depth was a way to read the river and avoid submerged rocks and reefs that could tear the life out of the strongest vessel that ever floated, as clemens wrote in his 1863 novel, life on the. Jan 08, 20 i have an entire set of mark twain books. We offer the best selection of boats to choose from. Life on the mississippi mark twain collectible books for. Samuel langhorne clemens november 30, 1835 april 21, 1910, known by his pen name mark twain, was an american writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer he was lauded as the greatest humorist the united states has produced, and william faulkner called him the father of american literature. The adventures of tom sawyer first edition mark twain. Huck finn blooms major literary characters isbn 9780791009406 9780791009406 chelsea house pub, 1989. Katzs book, mark twain s america, gives a fascinating inside glimpse into the writer using rare illustrations, vintage photographs, maps, and more. Old mark twain books vary in value based on the condition, the actual printing date and whether a signature is original or a printed facsimile.
Of course, there are many books individually autographed and inscribed by clemens, but if you see either wording indicated above, your book is most likely from a facsimilesignature set. Whats the value of a mark twain signature, autograph or inscription. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online. Twain was able to accurately reflect the sensitive social issues of his day in a way that intimately touched his readers and often caused great controversy. Samuel langhorne clemens november 30, 1835 april 21, 1910, known by his pen name mark twain, was an american writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Mark twain library book fair returns with rare books for 59th year. He has had several nonfiction books come out in the course of his lengthy writing career. According to our correspondents, this statement also appears in a sixvolume series titled masterpieces of humor and may be reprinted elsewhere. The travel literature chronicles twain s pleasure cruise on board the chartered vessel quaker city through europe and the holy land with a group of religious pilgrims in 1867. He returned many times to this great river during his writing career. As you can see from the pictures, t is some insect damage on the ends of the books, but the covers and pages are all in good condition. Mark twain library book fair returns with rare books for.
Hillcrest edition 1903 1911 the hillcrest edition was the second uniform edition of mark twain s works named after one of his homes. I have six green, identically bound mark twain books with gold embellishments in my possession. The first printing of 1,000 copies was bound and ready for sale may 1, 1867. Mark twain biography samuel langhorne clemens november 30, 1835 april 21, 1910, better known by his pen name mark twain, was a famous and popular american humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer. Mark twain collected stories folio society new sealed wsleeve 3pc book set. Mark twain quotes author of the adventures of huckleberry. If you own a copy of this famous mark twain book with a typo, you. This, in turn, means that owning one of these famously misprinted books could have you owning an extremely valuable collectors item and you.
If you are from san francisco, or just love the city, this is a must read. Other stories are hard to access because mark twain was just finding his voice at the time he was in san francisco 186466 and the language of the 19th century is a bit obscure. Following the equator first edition signed mark twain. Oct 02, 2017 for a fellow who told his share of stretchers, mr. The innocents abroad, or the new pilgrims progress was published by american author mark twain in 1869. I have the entire collection of mark twain hard bound, harper and brothers, ny and charles dickens cleartype edition, books inc. Mark twain books biography and list of works author of. Some of his books begin with a roar and end with a squeak. Mark twain rare books and first editions at bauman rare books. Wahlgrens antiques roadshow appraisal of this mark twain inscribed. The reverse shows a book sproutinng with imagination and horses. Prince and pauper by mark twain, first edition abebooks. Mark twain 18351910 was born samuel langhorne clemens in florida, missouri. The adventures of tom sawyer by mark twain donald mckay.
For sale is an unprecedented mark twain first edition collection. Samuel langhorne clemens is internationally known by his pen name, mark twain. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. It is nothing to be proud of, he continued, but it is my strongest suit. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Mark twain rare books and memorabilia are collectible items relating to the renowned american author and humorist mark twain.
Commonly named among the great american novels, the adventures of huckleberry finn, written by mark twain, is generally regarded as the sequel to his earlier novel, the adventures of tom sawyer. For collectors of mark twain first editions the thrill of the hunt is magnified by the fact. Let her dream, so that she does not weep when she returns to her bitter reality, and never argue with an idiot. Mark twain author of the adventures of huckleberry finn. Shocked to see a phamphlet of quotes, and a brief history of his life. Mark twain and the adventures of huckleberry finn first. This book is a record of a pleasure trip, mark twain wrote in the preface. Oct 19, 2012 i have six green, identically bound mark twain books with gold embellishments in my possession. Collecting the adventures of huckleberry finn by twain. What is the value of a 1931 tom sawyer by mark twain book.
The mysterious stranger, volume viii by twain, mark seller ad infinitum books condition hardcover, no dustjacket. What is the value of a hard cover copy of tom sawyer. If you own a copy of this famous mark twain book with a. T are several small sets shown on this site 79 books each, but this is a collection of 23 books. The coin is very well designed and does not lack for detail at all. This is the second of two volumes dedicated to the innocents abroad in the 1922 authors national edition set. Whats the value of a mark twain signature, autograph or. Mark twain book collection collectible books for sale. Mark twain inscribed the innocents abroad antiques. Born in 1835, twain grew up in hannibal, missouri and left school. His novels include the adventures of tom sawyer 1876 and its sequel, the. It is twain s last completed novel, published when he was 61 years old.1277 171 723 594 225 1404 1019 1026 1072 985 1397 882 104 1377 367 54 301 527 1371 1393 307 89 904 748 709 1097 1227 877 608 1151 1154 1468 1294 1358 253