A Tramp Abroad
Author: Mark Twain
1st Edition American Publishing Company 1880. Frontipiece caption reads “Titian’s Moses”, 2nd state. Frontis portrait of Twain does not show the engraver’s name, BAL’s state C. The text pages bulk 1 3/8″, later state.
The embossed border around the edges of the boards is a later state. The gilt at the top and bottom of the spine is not the earlier filligree pattern, but a later sawtooth pattern. This is a 1st Edition with 1880 on the title page, but is later state. It is in exceptional condition.
A beautiful copy with very little wear at corner tips ans spine ends. Hinges are excellent, text block is very solid and clean. Almost certainly never read. Gilt on spine is a bit faded. A couple of marks on the rear board. Small, lightly penciled name on front flyleaf. Shelf dust to top exterior page edges. Please review the scans.
Book ID 4987