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    Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. Roughing It. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1872.

    First edition, second issue with all points present including missing word "his" on line 21 page 242; ad page 592; broken text on "y" in "My" on page 19; capital "E" in "Eastern" page 330; capital "T" in "Trees" and "thirteenth" not "sixteenth" on page 156. Octavo. 591 pages. Double frontispiece with tissue guard and 300 illustrations in text by "eminent artists".

    Original brown cloth with rules and decoration in blind on the boards, with an illustration of a horse-drawn wagon and driver proceeding over a log road stamped in gilt on the front board, and titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Corners worn and abraded, wear at head and foot of the spine. Shelf wear to boards. Gilt on spine slightly faded. Contents toned with some light foxing in areas. Front hinge cracked. Water stains to rear pastedown and endpapers. Irregular page cut at the bottom corner of the fourth front free endpaper (done at the time of printing and binding). Small bookseller's label affixed to front pastedown. A sound copy in good condition.

    Twain's semi-autobiographical tale is a classic of westward expansion travel literature.

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