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A Tramp abroad, Life on the Mississippi
London: Chatto & Windus, 1880. 1880 1st eds Mark Twain A Tramp Abroad Life on the Mississippi Illustrated 2v "Life on the Mississippi" is a memoir by Mark Twain, of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. It is also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the war."A Tramp Abroad' is a natural extension of 'The Innocents Abroad' as a travel narrative, a return to the Old World. As a cultural document, it is also a natural continuation of the great popular movement of tourism, wherein the 'innocent' becomes a 'tramp'." (Melton,78). A collection of these two first UK editions, of Mark Twain's classic "Life on the Mississippi," and "A Tramp Abroad." Featuring more than 300 illustrations in both volumes, this is truly a remarkable find for any Twain collector. 'Life on the Mississippi' is bound in its original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. This true first London edition was published five days before the American edition and is considerably rare. See below for edition points.Item number: #11091Price: $750TWAIN, MarkA Tramp abroad Life on the Mississippi London: Chatto & Windus, 1880, 1883. First editions.Details: · Collation: Complete with all pageso Life On The Mississippi- [xxv], 561, [33] 307 illustrations o A Tramp Abroad- [xxiii], [1], 564, [32] 314 illustrations · References: BAL 3386, 3410; Melton, Twain, Travel Books; Blanck3411;· Notes on edition: (from BAL)o Tramp Abroad - frontispiece caption - 'Titian's Moses'o Life o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]

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