The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrim's Progress (The Writings Of Mark Twain)
by Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark
New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922. Definitive Edition. These two volumes of the first two volumes of the 37 volume set of the Definitive Edition of The Writings of Mark Twain are in very near fine condition in 3/4 dark brown leather and brown cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spines with gilt text and tool work in the compartments. The leather on the boards is outlined with gilt borders. In addition to making minor repairs to the leather and cloth edges a professional binder reinforced the joints on both volumes with Japanese tissue colored perfectly to match the color of the leather on the spines. The leather at the heads of the spines is worn down to the edge of the text blocks; and, a small section of the title to volume I has been replaced and stamped in gilt. Both volumes are contained within a handsome, cloth lined and leather covered slip case. Volume I is signed by the author using both his real name and his nom de plume. The facing page states that the page was signed by Mark Twain in 1906 in anticipation of the publication of this definitive collection. Additionally, volume I is identified as being part of set number 30 of only 1,024 sets printed. Volume I contains 311 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Twain and four engravings with titled tissue guards. Volume II contains 409 pages of text and is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving and four other engraved plates with titled tissue guards. Neither volume contains any prior ownership names, markings, book plates or marginalia. (BAL, 3691)
(Inventory #: TB28566)
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