North of South: An African Journey.
Item Number: 915
London: Andre Deutsch, 1978.
First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original green cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. Inscribed by the author. Light wear, else fine in a near fine bright dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876.
First edition, later printing of the author’s second book. Octavo, original publishers cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Chas Warren Stoddard from his friend Mark Twain Hartford Oct. 1877.” The recipient was Charles Stoddard, a fellow American writer who grew up on the East Coast but settled in San Francisco in 1859, and was there when Twain arrived there. Stoddard like Twain was a world traveler, beginning in 1873 he embarked on a five year world tour as a correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, and beginning in 1880 he became co-editor with Bret Hart of the Overland Monthly, which had published some of Twain’s earliest writings. In near fine condition with light wear to the spine ends. Tipped in is a 1924 catalog description of this copy. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed books by Twain are fairly uncommon, association copies inscribed to friends and associates are more so.
First American Edition of Seven Years in Tibet; Lengthily Inscribed by Heinrich Harrer in the Year of Publication
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1954.
First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by Heinrich Harrer in the year of publication in both English and Tibetan. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some chips to the spine panel.
London: Harper & Brothers, 1904.
First edition of what many consider to be the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original blue cloth stamped in gilt. An excellent near fine example with some light rubbing, spine gilt nice and bright, tasteful bookplate to the front board. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
New York: Villard Books, 1996.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jon Krakauer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.