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Rare Books

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Acting Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections
609-258-3165

Part of the collection is made up of the gift of Mrs. Thomas L. Leeming, whose husband was a member of the Class of 1926. Her gift of some 90 items includes first American editions of all but a few of the books written by Mark Twain, and many of his privately printed and ephemeral pieces. In 1966 another 50 items were added to the Clemens collection. They relate to the career of Twain, or were written by him. The collection forms part of the General Rare Books Collection (Ex).

For particulars refer to: Merle Johnson. A Bibliography of the Works of Mark Twain. (New York, 1935). A copy of Johnson's bibliography of Twain has been checked against the holdings in the Princeton University Library and is available in the Dulles Reading Room: [(ExB) 3679.7.051]

Also see: "Mark Twain" in the "New & Notable" section of the Princeton University Library Chronicle XII, 4 (Summer, 1951) pp. 217-218 [full text] .