Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1894. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. 432pp. Frontispiece portrait of Twain with tissue guard; in-text illustrations on every page. This is the first state of the first edition with the bulk of the text block measuring 1 1/8" and title page not tipped-in. Also the first state frontispiece with the facsimile signature of Twain measuring 1 13/16" wide. Publisher's black & gilt decorated brown cloth; gilt lettering; drab gray endpapers. Minor wear to extremities; decorative owner bookplate else fine; an exceptionally nice copy. Item #13157
First published in the Century Magazine of December, 1893 to June, 1894. (BAL 3442).