First edition, first issue of The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain.
Octavo, [xvii] 19-651pp. [1-page ads]. Publishers calf, black labels on spine, gilt title over labels. Two frontispiece portraits and fourteen illustrated plates. Expertly repaired along spine. Maroon end papers. Contains the following first edition points: missing page numbers in the table of contents (pp. xvii-xviii), no illustration on pg. 129, “Chapter XLI” on pg. 643, text ends on pg. 651. (BAL 3316) Overall a very clean and attractive copy of the scarce San Francisco imprint of The Innocents Abroad.
Comments: This work by Mark Twain details the humorous voyages of the Quaker City, as it travels to Europe and the Holy Land. The best-selling book of Mark Twain’s during his lifetime and one of the best-selling travel books of all-time.
Full title: The Innocents Abroad, Or The New Pilgrims’ Progress; Being some account of the steamship Quaker City’s pleasure excursions to Europe and the Holy Land; With Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, As They appear to the Author.