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    Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. Following the Equator. A Journey Around the World. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1897.

    First edition, first issue with signature marked "11" on page 161 and single line imprint on the title page. Octavo. 712 pages. Illustrations in text.

    Original blue cloth with beautiful elephant vignette in light blue, gray, orange, pink and gilt on the front board and titles and decoration stamped in gilt on the spine. Corners slightly bumped with light shelf wear to the edges of the boards. A few scuffs and small spots on the boards. Front hinge cracked between the second and third front free endpapers, rear hinge cracked, else a tight copy in very good condition.


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