1872 Mark Twain 1st ed / 1st Roughing It American Wild West Nevada Gold Rush

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“The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? -it is the same the angels breathe.”

Mark Twain, Roughing It

 

A first edition first state of one of the most popular and all-time favorite American travel books, depicting mining life in Nevada in the 1860s! Mark Twain’s ‘Roughing It’ was written as a prequel to his first novel, ‘The Innocents Abroad.’ It follows Mark Twain himself throughout his journey through the Wild West during the Gold Rush. This first edition meets the first state edition points as indicated below.

 

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1872 Mark Twain 1st ed / 1st Roughing It American Wild West Nevada Gold Rush

 

“The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? -it is the same the angels breathe.”

Mark Twain, Roughing It

 

A first edition first state of one of the most popular and all-time favorite American travel books, depicting mining life in Nevada in the 1860s! Mark Twain’s ‘Roughing It’ was written as a prequel to his first novel, ‘The Innocents Abroad.’ It follows Mark Twain himself throughout his journey through the Wild West during the Gold Rush. This first edition meets the first state edition points as indicated below.

 

Item number: #19956

Price: $750

 

TWAIN, Mark

 

Roughing It

 

Hartford, Conn.: American Pub. Co., 1872. First edition. First State.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xviii, 19-591, [1]
    • 300 illustrations throughout
  • Notes on edition:
    • BAL distinguishes between the first and second states by the presence of two words on page 242 (first state) or their absence (second state). However, copies are found with just one word present:
      • line 1 – M in My is imperfect
      • 1 – Y is imperfect (expected)
      • 10 – capital T in Trees
      • 6 (caption) – ‘thirteenth’ instead of ‘sixteenth’
      • 20/21 – only ‘his’ lacking from line 21
        • (‘he’ present in previous line)
      • 23 – “Eastern” instead of ‘eastern’
      • No ad present on page 592 (ads present)
    • References: BAL 3326, 3337; Howes C 481
    • Provenance: Handwritten – W. Farmer
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
      • Brown cloth
    • Size: ~9in X 6.25in (23cm x 15.5cm)

 

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19956

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

TWAIN, Mark

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete