New York: Frederick A. Stokes, [1911?]. Cloth-backed Boards. First American Edition (originally printed for Duckworth & Company, London, and here issued with cancel title page of Frederick A. Stokes, New York). Demy 8vo (210 x 146mm) xiii,,230pp, with two color plates from autochromes mounted on grey threaded card, eight unnumbered plates from monochromes tipped in, and bibliography (pp. 215-30). Publisher's dark green finely woven cloth, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. BAL II, p. 251. Coburn (Autobiography), p. 64. Imagining Paradise, p. 223. Fine / `. Item #BB2138
Henderson and Coburn visited Twain at his new home, Stormfield, in Redding, Ct., on December 21, 1908. "There lay Mark Twain in a wonderful old carved four-[poster bed, wearing a red dressing gown and looking, with his wealth of flowing white hair, the real mold lion lion that he was." (Coburn) Coburn, who had earlier photographed the author in New York for his first book of portraits, Men of Mark, made thirty to forty exposures, from which those that appear in Henderson's appreciation were drawn. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).