First Edition of Twain's Life on the MississippiMark Twain. Life on the Mississippi. Boston: James R. Osgood and Co., 1883.
First edition. Octavo. 624 pages.
Publisher's half brown morocco over cloth boards. Raised bands. Gilt lettering to spine. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece. Over 300 illustrations. Rear hinge cracked. Some rubbing to the extremities of the binding. A tight, clean copy in very good condition.
First edition, first state, intermediate B (A?). Points: Page 441, no tail-piece. Page 443, caption reads "The St. Louis Hotel."
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