Lot 265: TWAIN, MARK. Life on the Mississippi.
November 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: TWAIN, MARK. Life on the Mississippi. Illustrated throughout. 8vo, publisher's brown cloth stamped in black and gilt, minor shelfwear mostly to spine tips and corners; few signatures starting but textblock sound, small marginal stain to prelims, penciled ownership inscription. Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883
Notes: first american edition, mixed issue, BAL Intermediate A (B?) state. One of two intermediate first state issues (priority undetermined); this with tailpiece on p. 441 absent, and p. 443 with "The St. Louis Hotel" caption. BAL 3411.