Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Innocents Abroad. 1869. First edition.

Innocents Abroad

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Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Innocents Abroad. Or The New Pilgrims' Progress... Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1869. First edition, second issue, with page reference numbers present on pages xvii-xviii, a portrait of Napoleon III on page 129, chapter LXI heading corrected and ad for Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant on third page of ads. Octavo (8.625 x 5.5 inches; 219 x 140 mm.). xviii, [19]-651, [5, ads] pages. Double frontispieces and twelve additional illustrated plates inserted throughout; numerous in-text illustrations. Publisher's dark brown cloth, spine and front board lettered and stamped in gilt, boards ruled in blind with decorative blind-stamped corner-pieces and a central publisher's device on the rear board; all edges of the text block trimmed; brown coated endpapers; flyleaves. Spine very gently cocked; spine ends worn and frayed with some apparent trimming of the cloth; backstrip with a small central blemish, causing a touch of wear to the gilt lettering of the "T" in "Twain," and a tiny divot just above the publisher's device; edges somewhat worn; corners softly bumped with boards partially exposed; general light soiling. Text block sagging very slightly; rear hinge partially cracked but still secure; occasional minor over-opening; short marginal tear on the plate facing page 64, upper corner of the leaf with pages 355-356 creased a few other insignificant faults to the text block; occasional minor creasing. Still, a serviceable copy; good. Mark Twain's second book. BAL 3316. (#10080).