Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1960. First edition. Hardcover. 2 vol. 8vo. , ix-xxv, , 3-454; , 455-948,  pp. Black cloth with white and gold lettering on the spine. Light brown endpapers and pastedowns. Price of $20.00 on the front flaps of the dust jackets. Volume one illustrated with a frontispiece and with four plates and a full-page illustration; volume two illustrated with seven plates. The illustrations contain facsimiles of the letters exchanged between Twain and Howells, and photographs from Twain and Howells' friendship. Edited by Henry Nash Smith and William M. Gibson with the assistance of Frederick Anderson. A handsome example of this set, a wonderful record of a years-long friendship between two literary legends. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #000010450
A tiny bump to one corner of volume two; the jackets show minute edge wear, including a small closed tear on the front panel of volume two.