New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. The late work of imaginative detective fiction by Samuel Langhorne Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the canonical American humorist & author, featuring an appearance by Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes- an unusual & delightful cross-pollination between two literary icons. Offered here is the very first edition, first printing, published by Harper & Brothers in April 1902 as stated on copyright.....[Item #4381]
JUNE FEATURE: MARK TWAIN: Beacon to the Beat Generation
OUR CENTRAL FEATURE for this month of June 2021 is a selection of works by or about Samuel Langhorne Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain (1835-1910), the beloved and astoundingly prolific quintessential American journalist, humorist & author.
We can truly assert that Mark Twain was a direct ancestor and inspiration to the Beat Generation that began to flourish a half-century after his death. In Twain's own restless and rebellious journeys, & those of his immortal characters (esp. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn & the escaped slave Jim), he demolished convention & revealed the true nature of peoples & societies with his sharp wit & penetrating powers of observation.
PLUS...A Selection of Beat Gems! featuring works by GREGORY CORSO, FRED McDARRAH, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, THE EVERGREEN REVIEW, LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, JOYCE JOHNSON, ALLEN GINSBERG, JACK KEROUAC, GARY SNYDER, PHILIP WHALEN, LEW WELCH & MORE!
All on sale for 10-30% off for the Month of JUNE ONLY!
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New York, NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912. First Edition. Hardcovers. The first full biography of Mark Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910), the canonical American author & humorist. Published only two years after his death, this monumental three-volume achievement by Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937) describes Twain's life & works in granular detail, in a strictly linear chronology beginning with his ancestors. As noted on title page, the volumes are.....[Item #4251]
New York, NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1931; 1938. First Edition, Second Printing; First Edition. Hardcovers. One of two volumes signed by author Clara Clemens, daughter of Mark Twain. "Twenty long years have passed since my father was laid in the ground, yet had these years been only days the memory of that tragic event could not be more vivid. In the lovely month of April- month of soft green.....[Item #4216]
Berkeley & Los Angeles, CA: 1967. Hardcover. "Bizarre plot elements enlivened with irony and satire characterize these later fictional pieces by Mark Twain, published here in full for the first time. In theme and style they are closely related to The Mysterious Stranger, which is generally considered the most important work of his later years. Known to scholars as the "Great Dark" manuscripts, this group of unfinished narratives offers substantial.....[Item #4230]
Liverpool, PA; n/p: Bob Sprowls; Becky Thatcher Book Shop, 1985; n/d. Limited First Edition; First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Two rare booklets concerning Samuel Langhorne Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the great American humorist & author: (1) Mark Twain in Williamsport, booklet in stapled wrappers, 1985 first edition, No. 725 of 1000 copies, all as stated on title page. With a series of articles by Twain scholar & educator T.R. McIntosh.....[Item #4314]
New York, NY: Doubleday, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. "Mark Twain: The Bachelor Years is an unprecedented look at the formative years of America's best-known and best-loved writer and humorist, a thorough and thoroughly delightful examination of the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens from birth to marriage at age thirty-four- the years of wildly varied experience that helped form the bases of his great classics: The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Tom.....[Item #4346]
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1996. First Softcover Edition Thus. Softcover. "Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, has long been regarded as the quintessential American writer. He was beloved, widely read, and famous in his own time, and his stature has only grown in our time. Mark Twain is an American icon, a celebrated personality whose real-life adventures and fictional tales have taken on mythic proportions. Until.....[Item #4361]