A Tramp Abroad
Twain, Mark. A Tramp Abroad
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1880
Original dark brown cloth. First state of the frontispiece reads “Moses” (later corrected to Titian’s Moses). Cloth case.
FIRST EDITION. A Tramp Abroad is Twain’s humorous European travelogue describing his visit to and adventures in Europe in the late 1870s. On reading A Tramp Abroad, noted editor William Dean Howells wrote to the author, “Well, you are a blessing. You ought to believe in God’s goodness, since he has bestowed upon the world such a delightful genius as yours to lighten its troubles.”
A sharp copy.
“Six hundred and fifty pages of open and declared fun …
an Indian spring in an alkaline literary desert”
– Bret Harte on The Innocents Abroad