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Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]
A Tramp Abroad
American Publishing Company, Hartford, Connecticutt, 1880. Green boards with Gold titles and graphics are fairly bright, showing light edge wear, light frayng of the lower spine tip, and light rubbing. Joints, hinges, spine, and text block secure. Pale buff endpapers. Dated (1880) gift inscription and lightly pencilled bookseller data on the ffep; the 631 + 1 ad pages are otherwise unmarked except for sporadic spotting. A very presentable unrestored copy. This copy is the first state of the first edition with the following BAL points: (1) the frontispiece is captioned "Moses." (and not "Titian's Moses") (2) page 37, line 7 up: "fee" for "feel"; (3) page 46, line 11: "2oo" for "200"; (4) page 414, line 9 up: "spirting" for "spurting"; (5) page 465, line 4: "stuck" for "stick"; (6) The complete Publisher line reads: "Hartford, Conn.: / American Puiblishing Company. / Chatto & Windus, London. / 1880." This copy has the type 2 portrait frontispiece: the underlying lines in the lapel at the left appear to be slanted, and the engraver's imprint is at the lower left. This copy has the type B cover stamping, the corners are neatly curved; there is a "0" blind-stamped on the back cover below the publisher's device. "A Tramp Abroad" is a work of travel literature, blending autobiography and fictional events. The book details a journey by Mark Twain, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe.The book is the fourth of Mark Twain's six travel books published during his lifetime and is … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Morley's Books [Carson City, NV, U.S.A.]
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