(Literary Autographs : Reading Copies) 1 Vol. (Clemens, Samuel Langhorne). The History and Antiquities of the City of York. York, 1785. Volume 2 (of 3) only. 12mo, contemporary boards; worn and detached, with 19th century cloth back. With 2 folding plates. Internally clean and free of annotations.

Mark Twain's copy. In his hand in pencil on front paste down, "Samuel L. Clemens / York, July 19, 1873." Also on front pastedown, printed label signed by Twain's literary executor, Allbert Bigelow Paine with the printed statement, "This volume is from the Library of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)."

Estimate $1,200-1,800

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