Item #22110301 A Tramp Abroad. Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens.
A Tramp Abroad
A Tramp Abroad
A Tramp Abroad
A Tramp Abroad

A Tramp Abroad

Hartford, Conn. American Publishing Company, 1880. 1st Edition. Leather. First printing, second state double frontis (portrait and illustration), octavo size, 632 pp., in publisher's sheepskin binding. Near fine. Item #22110301

Mark Twain (1835-1910, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens) truly needs no introduction; his many stories have become part of American culture - in fact, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is often referred to as "the great american novel".

"A Tramp Abroad" was published in 1880, about fifteen years after Twain's first published work, and is a mixture of autobiography and fictional events as the author and his companion (the Reverend Joseph Twichell, named Harris in the book) make their way across 19th-century Europe. Rife with typical Twain humor, the narrator "believe(s) that he understands all that he sees, but in reality understand(s) none of it" (n.b., above info from Wiki).

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in the publisher's full sheepskin binding, black leather spine label with gilt lettering, edges sprinkled brown, pale salmon endpapers, second state portrait frontispiece, second state illustrated frontispiece ("Titian's Moses"), tissue guard between author portrait frontispiece and illustrated frontispiece, illustrations throughout the text; octavo size (8 7/8" by 6"); pagination: [i]-xvi, 17-631, [1, publisher's ad for "Innocents Abroad"].

___CONDITION: Overall near fine; we had a professional (name available upon request) reinforce the joints and front hinge and make minor corner repairs, the binding is now sturdy, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings. A wonderful example of this travel diary of one of America's most humourous authors.

___CITATIONS: BAL 3386, Johnson pp. 33-35.

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Price: $1,000.00

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