The Innocents Abroad, Or The New Pilgrims’ Progress.

First edition of Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad, Or The New Pilgrims’ Progress.

TWAIN, Mark .

$1,500.00

Item Number: 127837

Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1869.

First edition, third state of the author’s second book with “The History of the Bible advertisement on page 654. BAL 3316. Octavo, bound in three quarter morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, with two hundred and thirty-four illustrations. From the library of Tiffany Thayer with his bookplate to the pastedown. American actor Tiffany Ellsworth Thayer wrote several novels, including the bestseller Thirteen Women. In a profile in Twentieth Century Authors, Thayer was described as “an atheist, an anarchist – in philosophy a Pyrrhonean – and regrets the legitimacy of his birth.” In 1931, he founded the Fortean Society with Booth Tarkington, Ben Hecht, Alexander Woollcott and many of New York’s literati such as Dorothy Parker. In very good condition.

Innocents Abroad chronicles what Twain called his "Great Pleasure Excursion" on board the chartered vessel Quaker City through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American travelers in 1867. It was the best-selling of Twain's works during his lifetime, as well as being one of the best-selling travel books of all time.

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