The best I can do is
"A Salutation to the Twentieth Century," December 30, 1900, published by New York Herald.
On 4/30/10 3:56 AM, "Edgar DeJean" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
In 1993 in a used bookstore near the UC Berkeley Campus I held in my
hand a tiny little book not much bigger than your thumb which the
dealer claimed to be one of a very small printing - a work of Mark
Twain. i believe the dealer and the book were authentic.
Unfortunately I forget the name of the work.
On Apr 29, 2010, at 4:51 PM, Kevin Mac Donnell wrote:
> Here's a simple contest open to all members of the Forum with the
> exception of anyone who was present on a certain wine-tasting
> excursion in upstate NY last week, where I first posed this question.
> The prize is a pristine first edition copy of WHO IS MARK TWAIN?
> edited by Bob Hirst.
> How to win? Be the first to post the correct answer (in my sole
> opinion) to this question:
> What is Mark Twain's shortest published work?
> Clue: It was first published in a magazine and so far as I know has
> never been collected in his works.
> More clues will follow if needed...
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