Following the Equator
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], -712 pages. Frontispiece inserted, with tissue guard, and numerous full-page and in-text illustrations throughout. Slightly later brown half-cloth, spine lettered in gilt, over brown paper-covered boards; top edge gilt, others trimmed; plain endpapers. Boards rubbed with a partial sheen in a few sizable splotches; edges worn. Front hinge cracked but holding, rear hinge starting; contemporary ownership signature on the front free endpaper. Very good. BAL 3451. (#10119).