Life On The Mississippi.

“You cannot surprise an individual more than twice with the same marvel": First Edition of Mark Twain’s Life On The Mississippi

Life On The Mississippi.

TWAIN, Mark. (Samuel L. Clemens).

$2,600.00

Item Number: 95335

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883.

First edition, first state of this provocative portrait of the great Mississippi River with tailpiece of Twain in flames on p. 441 and “The St. Louis Hotel” caption on p. 443. Octavo, original brown cloth, gilt titles and tooling the spine and front panel. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities. An exceptional example.

An invaluable companion to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi is Mark Twain's inimitable portrait of 'the great Father of Waters'. Part memoir, part travelogue, it expresses the full range of Twain's literary personality, and remains the most vivid, boisterous and provocative account of the cultural and societal history of the Mississippi Valley, from 'the golden age' of steamboating to the violence wrought by the Civil War.

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