11-21-2004 11-21-2004
Skinner Auctions
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November 21, 2004 11:00 AMCalender

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2256 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 21, 2004 11:00AM


Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910), Autograph letter signed, April 4th, 1900, two pages, to Colonel Harvey, regarding his conditions with respect to a publication of his collected short works, 8vo, (lightly toned).Text in full: Dear Col. Harvey/After our conversation I will now state my desires, in the hope that it may be possible to grant them. 1. That there shall be no Canadian cheap edition. 2. That the proposed two books shall be compressed into one, and no cheap edition be issued. In making the compression, that article on copyright should be left out and replaced by "My Campaign" (in the Civil War); the short story of "Luck" and the German English drama called "Meister Schaft." The first and third of these were published in the "Century" and the "Luck" in Harper./Further compression can be made by leaving out anything you please - grave matter like "Harriet Shelley &c preferably./I should like to have 2 sets of these amended proofs to be sent to me. Sincerely yours, S. L. Clemens.
Estimate $3,500-4,500


Harvey, Colonel, Samuel Langhorne, Harriet Shelley