This news will be of great interest to all Mark Twain Forum Members: The July/August 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 7/8) issue of _Firsts_ The Book Collector's Magazine_ contains the first of a two-part series on "Collecting Mark Twain" written by Kevin MacDonnell, of MacDonnell Rare Books, Austin, Texas. MacDonnell prepared all of the articles for this issue about Twain including "The Leap to Fame," "A History of Twain Collecting," and "The Primary First Editions," (a book-by-book analysis of Twain's major works, including first edition identification and points of issue. The magazine is a 76-page glossy with spectacular color and black-and-white photos of Twain and his works. The cover of the current issue features a color photo of the cover of _The Adventures of Tom Sawyer_ and the issue is entitled "Summer with Mark Twain." The September issue of _Firsts_ will present the second of two issues devoted to Mark Twain. This is a magnificent issue which is destined to become an indispensable reference for years to come--as well as being a much sought-after collectible. The price of the magazine is $4.50. -- Kevin B.