Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. Following the Equator. 1897. First edition.

Following the Equator

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Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. Following the Equator. A Journey around the World. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1897. First edition, variant with a single imprint on the inserted title-page (also seen with a double imprint with Doubleday & McClure; no priority, but Johnson preferred the single imprint). Octavo (8.875 x 5.75 inches; 225 x 145 mm.). [2, inserted title-leaf], [3]-712 pages. Frontispiece inserted with numerous full-page and in-text illustrations throughout. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered and elaborately stamped in gilt, front board stamped in gilt with a pictorial paper onlay; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers, flyleaves. Spine just barely leaning; spine gilt very lightly worn toward the crown with a few small soil spots; joints and edges lightly rubbed; corners bumped. Light staining to the page edges; front hinge nearly cracked, but still holding; faint offsetting to the endpapers; occasional mild over-opening. Very good. BAL 3451. (#10116).