The Classic Twain Travelogue Capturing his 1895-96 Worldwide Expedition and Lecture Tour
Mark Twain, in his fifth and final travel book, identifies himself as the narrator Mark Twain and tells of his world-wide expedition while on a lecture tour in 1895-1896. He primarily concentrated on his travels in India, Australia, and South Africa. Twain's daughter Suzy, who was twenty-four, had just died, and it was hoped that the lecture tour might lift Twain's spirits, as well as improve his financial position, as he had recently suffered several financial losses.
The American Publishing Company, Hartford, CT, 1897, Very Fine, First Edition; First Printing. Octavo, 712 pages. A Fantastic Fine First Edition, original blue cloth with front cover illustration of elephant, bright and clean, gilt decorated spine, frontispiece and tissue guard very clean. Text in never read condition. No previous owner bookplate or writing. BAL 3451. First state point present: Single (Hartford) imprint without mention of Doubleday & McClure as preference by Johnson, p 88, terminal fly-leaf, signature mark 11 on page 161 without priority given.
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