Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoy: A Centennial Exhibition

This year marks the centenary of the deaths of two great authors whose lives straddled the 19th and 20th centuries: Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910) and Leo Tolstoy (September 9, 1828 - November 20, 1910). This exhibition presented a selection of the authors' best known works. Among them are several first and early editions as well as several contemporary limited edition volumes.

The Twain volumes on exhibition included a first edition copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) and a contemporary limited edition of The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County produced by the Cheloniidae Press of Easthampton (1985).

Our Tolstoy volumes includd early English translations of Childhood, Boyhood,Youth (1886) and Where Love Is, There God Is Also (1887), as well as a 1949 edition of War and peace edited by W. Somerset Maugham as part of a "Ten Greatest Novels of the World" series. There is also a contemporary limited edition of Preliminary Sketch of the "Kreutzer Sonata" produced by the Oriole Press in 1965.

This exhibition is no longer on view.

Sue Miller
Mark Twain