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Lot 178: TWAIN, MARK [CLEMENS, S.L.]. THE £1,000,000 BANK-NOTE AND OTHER NEW STORIES, 1893, PRESENTATION COPY (1 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8vo (185 x 122mm.), FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO WILHELMINE VON HILLERN ("To Frau von Hillern | from one who has read with | pleasure + profoundly admires | "Geier-Wally" - | Mark Twain | Kronkenheit-Tölz | August, 1893. | [Now I've gone + left the | "Die" out! But I was | born careless (dumm | geboren.] SLC") on the half-title, 2pp. publisher's adverts at front and 32pp. dated March 1893 at end, original pictorial red cloth, floral endpapers, collector's green morocco backed folding box, upper board a little bubbled, interior upper hinge slightly split, some spotting
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Provenance: Mabel Zahn; her sale, Freemans, 20 June 1975 [?], lot 122; Ronald von Klaussen; Argosy Book Store, c.1993; Nick Karanovich, Fort Wayne; his sale, Sotheby's New York, 19 June 2003, lot 73
Literature: see BAL 3436; see Johnson (1910) pp.67-68