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Item 498 - Samuel L. Clemens Catalog 585 (Jun 2020)

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Sold Price: $4,833.75 (includes buyer's premium)


Signed book: Christian Science. First edition. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1907. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8, 362 pages. Neatly signed on the first free end page in ink, "Only a very small minority can properly claim to be sane, Mark Twain," below a query written in another hand: "This book should live when the delusion is dead. Is there any danger that a majority of the race will become insane?" Autographic condition: fine, with a couple tiny smudges. Book condition: VG/None, with light edgewear, a slightly cracked front hinge, and tears to the tissue guard of the frontispiece portrait.

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