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Palo Alto: Stanford University Press. Volumes I - X, 1947-1956. Ten volumes of The Pacific Spectator, all published, a quarterly. Uniform red cloth, gilt. The manuscript of "Ghost Life on the Mississippi" was found in the house of Samuel Clemens' sister, Pamela, in St. Louis, by a descendant. The story appears here for the first time, having been presented by Pamela's grandson. It is thought to have been written in about 1861. "The Pacific Spectator has for its purpose the interpretation and discussion of enduring human values, past and present, which have found expression in literature and the arts. (from the 'Editorial Statement' in the first issue)". Partly edited and with contributions by Wallace Stegner, as well as Bernard DeVoto, Oscar Lewis, George R. Stewart, Waldo Frank, Howard Mumford Jones, Josephine Miles, Muriel Rukeyser, Henry Nash Smith, Jessamyn West, Joseph Wood Krutch, Lewis Mumford, Lawrence Clark Powell, Clark Kerr. This is Raymond D. Williamson's set, his name in gilt on the front of each volume. He was a charter subscriber; a lengthy list of them is bound into v.1. Fine condition, not a hint of wear or soil. A heavy set, postage at or near cost.
Title: Ghost Life on the Mississippi" in "The Pacific Spectator".
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