New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First edition. Number 30 of 155 numbered large paper copies signed by Twain on a specially inserted limitation page. A Fine copy in a very nearly Fine jacket retaining its paper spine label and with just a hint of spotting to the rear panel. In a beautifully preserved original slipcase with a hint of wear to corners and a bright paper label to the top panel.
A bit of a printing oddity, the signed limited edition of Love Letters was released almost 40 years after Twain's death. Using an entire batch of signed pages from the author which had "been in the possession of Harper & Brothers for fifty years," the Twain Literary Estate Editor Dixon Wecter created a memorial to one of America's most beloved authors. Here, personal and moving letters from Twain are gathered in one place, allowing readers to connect with the writer on a more intimate level.
BAL 3579. Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #4515)