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The Quaker City Holy Land excursion : an unfinished play: PB 15-2004

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The Quaker City Holy Land excursion : an unfinished play


Author: Clemens, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain)
Editor: Knoepfler, Donald
Illustrator: DePol, John
Publisher: Buttonmaker Press
Printer: Knoepfler, Donald



By Mark Twain, 1867 ; with wood engravings by John DePol.

Edited by Donald W. Knoepfler from the ms. in the Lilly Library, Indiana University. The ms. was printed in 1927 in an edition of 200 copies commissioned by M. Harzof, New York, but most copies were destroyed at his order before distribution. One copy is in the Lilly Library with Twain's ms.
Included at end is a facsim. of a letter from Twain to C.H. Webb, dated Nov. 25 [1867?] explaining why he was unable to complete the play.

Place(s) associated

  • Omaha

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1986


"Donald Knoepfler has hand-set this book in 12 point Baskerville type and printed it on Mohawk paper, using the original wood engravings, in an edition limited to 150 numbered and signed copies. June 1986."--Colophon Museum has complimentary copy signed by John DePol and Donald Knoepfler.

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Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 15-2004
Primary reference Number: 99057
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 September 2012 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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