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Book from the Library of Mark Twain, Signed 1906:
TWAIN, MARK [SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS]. A signed volume from the personal library of Samuel Clemens: Liveing, Henry G. D. The Records of Romsey Abbey: An Account of the Benedictine House of Nuns, with Notes on The Parish Church and Town (A.D. 907-1558). Winchester: Warren and Son, 1906. 8vo (9 1/8″ x 6 1/4″). Blue and white cloth with gilt decoration. With fold-out map of the district, and full-page photographic and illustrated plates. The printed paper certificate label signed by Clemens’ literary executor, Albert Bigelow Paine, is affixed to the front pastedown, with Clemens’ signature in ink above: “SL Clemens 1906.” No notes. Good-Very Good; light soiling/rubbing, foxing/toning to endpapers and first several pages, and top edges of text block. A bookseller’s description is also affixed to the pastedown, and there are two more recent owner’s bookplates.