New York: Harper Rowe, 1982. First edition thus. Hardcover. Clean, tight 8vo, 328pp. Dust jacket has minor small chipping across edges. Book is clean, red cloth. Near Fine / very good. Item #17674
A collection of letter from Mark Twain to a number of his friends which spans Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens adult life beginning in 1825 and ending in 1909 when his wife died. The letters are humorouus, gracious, biting, colorful, and moving, and arse full of travel adventures, wry observations, hilarious satire, andoutrageous invective. He describes the tragedies of losing a brother at a young age, and later the death of his two daughters and his wife, Livy.