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Life on the Mississippi /
by Mark Twain ; with more than 300 illustrations.


Main Author: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Related Names: Tippett, James S. , former owner., Moore, Zoe C. , former owner.
Language(s): English
Published: Boston : James R. Osgood, 1883.
Subjects: Twain, Mark, > Twain, Mark, / 1835-1910 > Twain, Mark, / 1835-1910 / Travel > Twain, Mark, / 1835-1910 / Travel / Mississippi River.
Steamboats > Steamboats / Mississippi River.
River life > River life / Mississippi River.
River boats > River boats / Mississippi River.
Authors, American > Authors, American / 19th century > Authors, American / 19th century / Biography.
Mississippi River Valley > Mississippi River Valley / Social life and customs.
Mississippi River > Mississippi River / Description and travel.
Note: Title vignette; "Sold by subscription only" -- title-page.
The first copies contained a tail-piece illustration, p. 441, showing Mark Twain in flames, which was omitted at the request of Mrs. Clemens, in further printings of the same date. Cf. Merle De Vore Johnson, p. 57.
RBC donor (copy 3): Mrs. Linwood Findley.
RBC donor (copy 2): James S. Tippett.
First American ed.
BAL notes two intermediate states in addition to first state. First state: p. 441: tail-piece with urn, flames and head of Mark Twain; p. 443: caption reads: "The St. Louis Hotel". First state, intermediate A (B?): p. 441: tail-piece with urn, flames and head of Mark Twain; p. 443: caption reads: "The St. Charles Hotel". First state, intermediate B (A?): p. 441: no tail-piece present; p. 443: caption reads "The St. Louis Hotel".
Physical Description: 624 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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