A Journey Around the World. The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT. Illustrated with b/w plates and cuts by various artists. 9 x 6.25 inches. A hard-to-find true 1st edition from Twain, detailing his humorous adventures traveling the world.
Original blue buckram with a Persian elephant illustration and embossed designs pasted on, and flourishes to the shelfback. Scattered rubbing to the extremities; page tops with scratches. Lacks a tissue-guard for the frontispiece; front hinge repaired; small tear to the groove.
Else a very fine text block overall. See pictures below for more details, and message with any questions. Blue Roof Books on Facebook. As New: The book is in the same immaculate condition as when it was published.
This could be the description for a book that has been lost in a warehouse for years, never shelved, thumbed or even opened yet may still be some years old. Fine (F or FN): A Fine book approaches the condition of As New, but without being crisp. The book may have been opened and read, but there are no defects to the book, jacket or pages. Very Good (VG): Describes a book that shows some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or paper.Good (G): Describes the average used worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Fair: Worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. Binding, jacket (if any), etc. All defects should be noted. Poor: Describes a book that is sufficiently worn. Any missing maps or plates should still be noted. This copy may be soiled, scuffed, stained or spotted and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc. Binding Copy : describes a book in which the pages or leaves are perfect but the binding is very bad, loose, off, or nonexistent. Reading Copy : A copy usually in poor to fair condition that includes all text presented in a legible fashion. The copy is fine to read but nothing more. The item "FOLLOWING THE EQUATOR Mark Twain 1ST ED First State 1897 ILLUS Rare ANTIQUE Book" is in sale since Tuesday, October 11, 2016. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "blue_roof_books" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.