DescriptionMark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. Life on the Mississippi. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883.
First edition, intermediate state A, with tail-piece depicting an urn, flames, and head of Mark Twain, page 441; and caption reading "ST. CHARLES HOTEL", page 443. Octavo. 624 pages. With over 300 illustrations in text.
Original brown cloth with vignettes stamped in gilt on the front board and spine, gilt titles on the spine and additional floral decoration in black on the front board. All edges gilt. An exceptional copy with bright boards, scant rubbing at the corners, light wear at the head of the spine and a minimal area of fraying at the foot of the spine. Internally sound with a contemporary name in ink on the front free endpaper. Fine.
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