Life On the Mississippi

by Twain, Mark

Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before and after the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River.

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Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain

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Used - Book is in good condition foxing to inside of front and backcover, and front end papers, rest of book is clean text is bright. V
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Harper & Brothers, Publisher, N.Y. and London (1917)
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1917
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Harper & Brothers, Publisher, N.Y. and London, 1917. Harper & Brothers, Publisher, N.Y. and London (1917). Book is in good condition foxing to inside of front and backcover, and front end papers, rest of book is clean text is bright. V/no dj. Walter Stewart. Copyright,1874 and 1875 by H O Houghton andCompany, Copyright,1883, 1899, 1903,by Samuel Clemens Copyright,… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi

by TWAIN, Mark

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First Edition
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1883
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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First Edition. First printing, first state, intermediate A (B?), with the tailpiece showing the head of Mark Twain in flames on p.441, but with the caption on p.443 reading "St. Charles." Octavo (23cm). Brown cloth stamped in black and gilt; plain endpapers; 625pp; frontispiece and in-text wood engravings. Cloth rubbed, most gilt… Read more about this item
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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

by Twain, Mark

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Used - Very Good with no dust jacket; Rubbing to spine ends/board corners and small (1/3") spine edge wear; light wear to boards;
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First US Edition; Second Printing
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1883
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Hardcover
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Osgood. Very Good with no dust jacket; Rubbing to spine ends/board corners and . small (1/3") spine edge wear; light wear to boards; some spine wrinkling. . Hinges very tight; but cracked... One set of opposing leaves w/very light . toned rectangle from laid-in bookmark; else leaves in very good or better . condition.. 1883. First US Edition; Second Printing.… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi

by Twain, Mark; Illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton

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Limited and Numbered Signed 1st Edition
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1944
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Hardcover
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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1944. # 522 of 1200 copies designed by Will Ransom and SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR Thomas Hart Benton at colophon page. Printed by William E. Rudge's Sons. Bound in quarter leather over pictorial cloth covered boards.Very Good, rubbing to leather along top and side edges of spine, lacking the slipcase. Wonderful Thomas Hart Benton… Read more about this item
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by TWAIN, Mark

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1883
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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First Edition, Mixed State. Large Octavo, 9 x 6 inches. Scarce in publications leather, 3/4 black leather over black pebbled cloth, gilt lettering and decorations at covers and spine, five raised bands, marbled edges, marbled end papers, more than 300 black and white illustrations, no flames at page 441, page 443 reading… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi [National Edition, Vol. IX]
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Life on the Mississippi [National Edition, Vol. IX]

by Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover, dark blue cloth with spine lettered and decorated in gold. 481 pages. Top edge gilt. Volume IX [of 25} in the National Author's Edition of Twain's Writings. Illustrated with portrait frontispiece of the author and two full page… Read more about this item
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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI [SIGNED]
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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI [SIGNED]

by Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel]; Benton, Thomas Hart [illustrator]

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Limited Edition, #1114/1200
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1944
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Hardcover
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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1944. Limited Edition, #1114/1200. Hardcover. Octavo, 418 pages; VG-; bound in 1/4 gray leather, boards in green and white pictorial paper; spine with gilt lettering; mild shelf wear and soiling; wear to crown and tail of spine; contains black and white, sepia, and full-color illustrations; signed flat at colophon by Benton; hand-numbered 1114 at… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi

by TWAIN, Mark

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Used - Near Fine
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First
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1883
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Leather; tight and secure
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1883 Mark Twain 1ed Life on the Mississippi St. Louis Missouri Steamboat FLAMES "Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates." – Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi "Life on the Mississippi" is a memoir by Mark Twain, of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain

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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
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1883
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Hardcover
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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Life on the Mississippi". Published by James R. Osgood & Co. in 1883. Book measures 9" x 5-¾". 624 pages. Illustrated. First edition, first printing, and first state. With the tailpiece of Mark Twain's head in flames on page 441; And with "The St. Louis Hotel"… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi

by Twain, Mark

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First Edition
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1883
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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, second state with no tailpiece on page 441 and "The St. Charles Hotel" on page 443. 624pp. Dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and spine panel. With more than three hundred illustrations. Barely a hint of foxing to the fore… Read more about this item
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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

by Twain, Mark

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Used - Collectible-Very Good-
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First Edition
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1883
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Hardcover
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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. 624 pages First edition: first state with all points: 1) illustration with Twain bust, urn, and flames on page 441; 2) with caption on page 443 reading "St. Louis Hotel"; and 3) uncorrected "it it" on page 444. Relatively scarce thus. The book is now housed in an unusual… Read more about this item
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Life On The Mississippi (In Publisher's Half-Leather Binding)

Life On The Mississippi (In Publisher's Half-Leather Binding)

by Twain, Mark

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First Edition
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1883
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Hardcover
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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good +. Illustrations Throughout. 624 Pp. Publisher's Half Calf Binding (Spine And Tips), Red And Black Spine Labels Stamped In Gilt, Gilt In All Compartments, Over Marbled Paper Covered Boards With Blind Stamped Rules At Edges, With Matching Marbled Endpapers And Matching Marbled Edges Of Page… Read more about this item
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by Twain, Mark

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1883
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. First UK edition, first printing. Published by Chatto & Windus, London, in 1883. This is a near fine copy. The red pictorial boards are generally clean and beautifully illustrated by E. H. Garrett; there are, however, some very slight marks on the rear panel. The boards are sharp at the corners and tight at… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

by Twain, Mark

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1903
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Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. Volume number 9 of the author's national edition, very good maroon cloth hardcover with gilt letter to spine shows mild shelf wear and soil including touch of rubbing at edges and bumping to corners, tiny tears at spine ends, hint of exposure toning along spine, dulling to gilt at spine… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi

by Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]

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First American edition
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1883
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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First American edition. Near Fine. First State, with the image of Twain in flames on p. 441 and with "The St. Louis Hotel" caption on p. 443. In the original publisher's brown cloth with gilt vignettes on the front board and spine. A Near Fine copy with bright cloth and gilt.… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi

by Twain, Mark

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Used - Fair
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Presumed 1st Edition & Printing
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1883
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Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. Presumed 1st Edition & Printing . Full-Leather. Fair/No Jacket. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. Presumed 1st Edition & Printing . Full-Leather. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Leather binding /cover with marbled end papers.The cover is the reason for the fair rating as the leather is worn and… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

by Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

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First edition
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1883
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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Large 8vo. [5], 8-624, [2] pp. Half morocco over pebbled brown cloth, the boards' margins ruled in gilt, spine lettered and decorated in gilt with five raised bands; all edges marbled. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated by a frontispiece, full-page wood engravings, and numerous in-text illustrations… Read more about this item
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Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

by Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

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First Edition, second state
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1883
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Hardcover
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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First Edition, second state. Hardcover. Good. Octavo. 624 pages, [1]. Frontispiece. Illustrated. Decorated brown cloth hardcover with embossed title and gilt illustration on the front cover. Gilt illustration and title on the the spine. Light edge wear to the cloth extremities. A light crease to the cloth head of the spine.… Read more about this item
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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

by TWAIN, Mark [CLEMENS, Samuel]

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Used - Fine in a Very Good case with typical wear to the label and spotting to the case covers
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First Edition
Published
1944
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Hardcover
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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Very Good case with typical wear to the label and spotting to the case covers. Thomas Hart Benton. Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") bound in dark gray-green morocco leather-backed brown linen boards with a lithographed scene by Thomas Hart Benton. The addition of hitherto suppressed passages totaling… Read more about this item
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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

by Twain, Mark

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1st Edition
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1883
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Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good -. First edition with second state (p. 441 image of Twain in flames removed) and, arguably, first state St. Louis Hotel on page 443. Publisher's brown cloth decorated in black and gilt. Corners worn, loss at spine ends, front hinge revealed, front cover loosening. 1885 ownership signature top of… Read more about this item
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