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Roughing It by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) Fully Illustrated by Eminent Artists (Issued by Subscription Only, and Not For Sale in Book Stores) by  Mark Twain - Hardcover - 1872 - from Classic Books and Ephemera and

Roughing It by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) Fully Illustrated by Eminent Artists (Issued by Subscription Only, and Not For Sale in Book Stores)

by Twain, Mark

Condition: Good

Hartford, Conn: American Publishing Company, 1872. Hardcover. Good. Imprint continued: "F.G. Gilman & Co., Chicago, Ill.; W.E. Bliss, Toledo, Ohio; Nettleton & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio; D. Ashmead, Philadelphia, Penn.; J. W. Goodspeed, new Orleans, La.; A. Roman & Company, San Francisco, Cal." xviii, [19]-591, [1] p.: frontispieces, 7 leaves of plates (often described as 2 frontispieces and 6 plates), and many in-text drawings; 23 cm. Original publisher's dark brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and front cover illustration with title. Blind-stamped borders and corner ornaments on both boards; blind-stamped publisher's emblem on back board. No dust jacket (as issued). Peach endpapers. Publisher's advertisement on one page following text. One plate is bound in facing the frontispiece; they are separated by a tissue guard. This is the first edition, in a mixed state, containing first issue points and one second issue point. First issue points present are: p. 156 a capital "T" in "Trees" and "thirteenth" rather than "sixteenth"; capital "E" in "Eastern" on p. 330; and an advertisement on the page following the text. A partial second state point is the lack of the word "his" on p. 242, but still containing "he" on the line above. Howes, C 481; BAL, 3337, which notes that no sequence has been established for the variant imprints listing various agents for the sale of the book. In Good Condition: edges are rubbed, corners rubbed through; minor loss at ends of spine; cloth has separated along front joint (as is common with this binding); clean and solid.


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