Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. 624pp. Numerous in-text illustrations; 4 appendices. Publisher's gilt & black stamped brown pictorial cloth lettered in black; gray-tan endpapers. First American Edition, Second State with tailpiece not present on pg. 441 and illustration on pg. 443 captioned "The St. Charles Hotel." Minor wear to extremities; small rub mark to front joint; decorative owner bookplate else a near fine copy. Item #13156
Twain's memoir of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. (BAL 3411).