The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress.
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1869. First edition, second issue. The full title reads: "The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress; Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; With Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as They Appeared to the Author." The second issue, with the following issue points: page reference numbers in the table of contents pp. xvii-xviii; the last entry on p. xviii reads "Thankless Devotion—A Newspaper Valedictory—Conclusion 638"; p. 129 bears a portrait of Napoleon III; Chapter LXI is labeled as such; and the top advertisement on p. (654) is for a Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant. A beautiful, unrestored copy of Twain's best-selling travel book in the publisher's pictorially-stamped brown cloth over bevelled boards. Ownership inscription of Captain Obed Baker 3rd of West Dennis, MA dated 1882 in pencil to first leaf, two small tears at hinge of front endpaper, and very minor wear to extremities, else an unusually fine copy of this, Twain's second published book. Item #27460