Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. A Tramp Abroad. 1880. First edition.

Tramp Abroad

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Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. A Tramp Abroad. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1880. First edition. Octavo (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 215 x 140 mm.). [2, blank], 631, [1, ad] pages. Sheets bulk 1.625 inches.Portrait frontispiece, state B (BAL, slanted underlying lines with engraver's imprint at the lower left); frontispiece in BAL's first state, captioned "Moses"; inserted plates, reckoned with the pagination, and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's dark brown cloth, front board and spine stamped in gilt, rear board with publisher's device stamped in blind, boards ruled in blind, BAL state A with a virtually square border; all edges of the text block trimmed and sprinkled brown; pale buff endpapers, flyleaves. Spine leaning; spine ends worn with some old discreet repairs; backstrip dulled a little; edges a little worn; corners bumped; covers rubbed with a few minor scuffs and scrapes. Hinges repaired; occasional over-opening, a couple gatherings very slightly sprung. Good. "Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn," an interlude at the start of Chapter 3, is the subject of Walter Blair's "Mark Twain's Other Masterpiece." BAL 3386. (#10086).