DescriptionMark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. Life on the Mississippi. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883.
First edition, second issue - with corrected caption on page 443 "St. Charles Hotel"; and without the controversial Twain tailpiece on page 441. Octavo. 624 pages. Illustrated.
Original brown cloth with decoration stamped in black on the front board and titles and vignettes stamped in gilt on the spine and front board. Moderate shelf wear to the extremities, especially at the corners and head and foot of the spine. Hinges starting to crack. Contents toned, else tight. Former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Very good.
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