Hartford, Conn. American Publishing Company, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , vi-xviii, , 20-591,  pp. Full contemporary calf with the spine in five compartments with a black morocco label lettered in gold; all edges decoratively speckled. Fully illustrated by eminent artists: with two frontispieces, six plates, and numerous in-text wood-engravings. BAL 3337. McBride 20. The third issue of the first printing, with no publisher's ad and missing words on page 242. Written as a companion to Innocents Abroad, in this book Mark Twain chronicles his experiences traveling and digging for gold in Nevada. A classic Twain tale of the American experience. Very Good. Item #000010499
The spine, front joint, and a couple corners have been touched up, the first three blank leaves are partially separated from the gutter.