Hartford, Conn: American Publishing Company, 1880. First edition. Fine. With the frontispiece in the first state, captioned "Moses," sheets bulk 1 5/8" (BAL 3386). A Fine copy with a few signatures slightly proud, otherwise in excellent condition. Twain's humorous travel narrative, the unofficial sequel to "The Innocents Abroad," in which an American tourist bumbles his way through Europe. Wonderfully illustrated by Walter Francis Brown, True W. Williams, Benjamin Henry Day and others in over 300 illustrations. A common enough book, but scarce in this condition. From the collection of Mrs. J. Insley Blair. "Mrs. Blair was the earliest woman collector of Americana of the first rank," -- Morrison H. Heckscher, curator of American decorative arts at the Met. Housed in a custom case. Fine.
(Inventory #: 1757)
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