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Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 67

1880 "A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain 1st Ed. Rare

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Featured in this lot is a Rare 1880 First Edition of "A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn. Profusely illustrated with 328 engravings by artists True Williams, Walter Francis Brown, Benjamin Henry Day, and William Wallace Denslow. A Tramp Abroad, published in 1880, is a work of travel literature including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events by American author, Mark Twain. The book details a journey by the author with his friend Harris, through central and southern Europe. The book contains shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture, and showcases Twain's unparalleled ability to integrate humorous sketches, autobiographical tidbits, and historical anecdotes in a consistently entertaining narrative. Cast in the form of a walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy, "A Tramp Abroad" includes, among its adventures, a voyage by raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mont Blanc by telescope, as well as the author's attempts to study Art with his own wonderfully primitive pictures included in this volume. This brown cloth bound, gold gilt stamped, illustrated hardcover is in good overall condition. The covers and spine exhibit some scuffing and soiling. Intact pages exhibit age tanning and foxing throughout, but there is no other obvious marring observed. Measurements are 9"L x 6"W x 2"D, with a 2lb. 8oz. approximate weight.*

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