Hartford: American Publishing Co, 1869. First edition. Second issue, conforming to the issue points listed in BAL. Bound in the publisher's three-quarter morocco binding with gilt to spine. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Some gentle rubbing to boards and extremities. Very light scattered foxing, else unmarked and clean. In all, a pleasing copy of this satirical work.
Twain's second book after Jumping Frog, a humorous narrative of his travels through Europe and Israel with a group of American tourists on board a retired Civil War vessel. The author's most popular book during his lifetime, outselling what modern scholars consider his major literary works Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer.
BAL 3316. Near Fine (Item #3157)