Mark Twain's Letters, 1876-1880: Volume 4, 1879

By Mark Twain Project

An digital Edition

Volume 1: 1876
Edited by means of the
Mark Twain Project
Published for the
University of California Press
by the
Mark Twain undertaking of The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California

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1879—page 70 To Francis E. Bliss 10 June 1879 • 1st of two • Paris, France (Transcript by means of Dana S. Ayer: WU, #01664) Paris June 10'79 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 pricey Frank All right—have simply written Perkins that Tom Sawyer fills the Riley agreement, & suggested him to have the Co suggest all my contracts as accomplished & deduct $2000 from copyrights now due, in pride of the Riley debt. What i needed the “yes or no” for, used to be at the artist’s work—of path i didn't care whilst the plates have been made. i haven't a doubt so you might beat their French paintings which seems to be very shabby to me. Dan Slote has the easiest strategy on the planet, yet i assume we can’t use that, simply because in his approach the photographs aren't transferred, yet drawn on a difficult dust floor. It feels like first-class wooden engraving while these kinds of different procedures are miserably vulnerable & shammy. How fresh & powerful the Innocents photos are! convinced, will go away area for a few images to be drawn at domestic, as you recommend. I shall have one full-pager made the following via an exceptional wood-engraver if he'll lower it for whatever less than $100,—otherwise will ship it over & permit Dan Slote’s artist try out his hand on it. it's a factor which I synthetic by way of pasting a well-liked comedian photograph into the center of a celebrated Biblical one—shall characteristic it to Titian. It should be engraved through a grasp. Yrs actually S. L. Clemens Ï 1879—page seventy one To Francis E. Bliss 10 June 1879 • second of two • Paris, France (MS, in pencil: Sotheby’s, big apple, December 1993, #01665) Paris June 10. 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 r My D Frank— Brown despatched you a few 35 drawings to-day—& one ' b or by means of “Harris” (my imaginary “agent”) & one alone. I don’t like these stippled techniques part in addition to i presumed I may still, & am happy the plates should not to be made the following. Pen & ink on whi simple plaaper appears a lot purifier & improved. i've got paid for the two or three plates made right here (scribble wrote on them 60 $14. —$14. 60. & shall now not have to any extent further made. I shall depart numerous pic pages on your artist over there to refill with after-thoughts, as you recommend. Ys really S. L. Clemens Ï J [letter docketed:] S. L. Clemens | June 10'79 1879—page seventy two To Joseph H. Twichell 10 June 1879 • Paris, France (MS, in pencil: CtY-BR, #01666) 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 (Care Monroe & Co). Paris, June 10. expensive outdated Joe—I needs to be at paintings rather than gossiping, regardless of you; yet I’m barred for an hour in any case, for they’ve positioned a lady in subsequent to my work-room, who i feel will final approximately that size of time, judging by means of the speed at which she is coughing & hawking and spitting. while it’s everywhere together with her i'm going to return to paintings. we're effective hungry—we are looking to get domestic & get anything to consume. I can’t really make out how americans live to tell the tale this flat infernal eu meals a number of years at a time and not using a run domestic to now & then to fill in with anything healthy & fulfilling. we have now engaged passage within the “Gallia” for Aug.

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