DescriptionMark Twain. Life on the Mississippi. With Over 300 Illustrations. London: Chatto & Windus, 1883.
First U. K. edition. Octavo. xxv, 561 pages. 32 page publisher's catalog at the rear, dated March 1883. Over 300 illustrations throughout the text, including the frontispiece.
Publisher's red cloth covers with the front cover and spine illustrated in black and lettered in gilt. The back cover is stamped in black with the publisher's mark. Illustrated endpapers with a delicate brown leaf pattern . Some rubbing to the covers, some discoloration to the covers, sunned spine, slightly bumped corners and head and foot of the spine, very minor fraying to the foot of the spine, previous owner's small stamp on the half-title page, pages 403 to 414 are slightly loosened. Altogether a very good copy.
Mark Twain remembers his experiences as a pilot upon a Mississippi River steamboat in this fascinating memoir. Presented here is the first U. K. edition, which was simultaneously published in the United States by James R. Osgood and Company in Boston.
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