Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; Fourth Printing; Signed by All Authors
Publisher: Elmira, NY: Mark Twain Society, Inc., 1977.
A handsome first edition, later printing in Fine condition. SIGNED by both authors, Robert D. Jerome and Herbert A. Wisbey, Jr. directly on the front end paper.
Mark Twain spent a good portion of his life in Elmira, NY with his wife Olivia Langdon and their children. Twain wrote some of his finest pieces at Quarry Farms during summers with his family in Elmira. Editors Jerome and Wisbey, in conjunction with the Mark Twain Society, wanted to contentrate on Twain's personal and literary experiences and associations while in Elmira to use as a focal point of this biography. Local newspapers and historical societies, as well as anecdotes and stories circulated by Elmira residents, provide information on Twain not previously seen ; xiv, 242 pages.