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vi, 18 pages : illustrations ; 65 mm (6.4 x 5 cm). "This book was handset in 6 pt. Bulmer with "Notes" set in 6 pt. Baskerville. Printed by F.X. Harrigan at the Xavier Press in a limited edition of 175 copies. Bound by Don Brady."--colophon. Foreword by the printer. Text is copy of an address Twain delivered in New York City to commemorate Benjamin Franklin's birthday in 1886. Frontispiece is a mounted reproduction of a US postage stamp which included a portrait of Mark Twain. Ten cent stamp originally issued 1940. Title page printed in black and red. Bound in brown cloth with title/author embossed in gold. In mounted pocket on page [3] of cover are two small type samples, Minion 7 pt., and Long Primer, 10 pt. type. One of the Miniature Book Society's 1989 Distinguished Book Award Winners. Library has copy no. 59, signed by the printer. Shelved in the Special Collections Miniature Book Collection.

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Baltimore : Xavier Press, 1988.


Xavier Press




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