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Lot 94: Samuel Clemens
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
27 October 2016
Miami, FL, USA
Signed book: The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg. Later printing. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1902. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8, 398 pages. Signed and inscribed on the front pastedown in bold black ink, “To S. B. Pearmain, with the kindest regards of The Author. Every person is a moon, & has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Mark Twain, 388 Beacon St., Boston, Oct. 27/05.” Autographic condition: very good to fine. Book condition: G+/None. Sumner B. Pearmain was a Boston stockbroker friendly with Clemens, and his name appears several times throughout his collected interviews. He stayed at the Pearmain household at 388 Beacon Street for at least two weeks during one of his trips to Boston, and later claimed to have found a cure for indigestion in Mrs. Pearmain’s cooking.
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