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The Resource A tramp abroad, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) ; illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day and other artists, with also three or four pictures made by the author of this book, without outside help, in all three hundred and twenty-eight illustrations

A tramp abroad, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) ; illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day and other artists, with also three or four pictures made by the author of this book, without outside help, in all three hundred and twenty-eight illustrations

Label
A tramp abroad
Title
A tramp abroad
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) ; illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day and other artists, with also three or four pictures made by the author of this book, without outside help, in all three hundred and twenty-eight illustrations
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Language
eng
Summary
Volume of humorous sketches, observations and digressions occasioned by the Clemens family's trip to Europe from spring 1878 until autumn 1879.
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • 3386
  • pages 33-35
  • pages 60-61
Citation source
  • Blanck, J. Bibliography of American literature
  • Johnson, M. Bibliography of the work of Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1935 edition)
  • McBride, B. Mark Twain
Dewey number
094.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • music
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1321
LC item number
.A1 1880
Literary form
fiction
Summary expansion
Their travels took them primarily through Germany and Switzerland, with final stops in France and Italy. During the summer of 1878, Twain made a month-long tramp in the Black Forest and Swiss Alps with his friend, Reverend Joseph Twitchell (named Harris in the book). As the author advised, it was a book "written by one loafer for a brother loafer to read."
Label
A tramp abroad, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) ; illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day and other artists, with also three or four pictures made by the author of this book, without outside help, in all three hundred and twenty-eight illustrations
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Publication
Note
  • Bibliography of American literature lists 2 states of the frontispiece, and 2 states of the cover stamping. The sheets of the text block bulk either 1 3/8" or 1 5/8"; there seems to be no doubt that the earliest copies were printed on thicker paper. Some copies have a code number stamped on lower cover. Original printing of frontispiece portrait showed "spots". See Johnson, M. Bibliography of the works of Mark Twain (1909 edition), page 51
  • "Sold by subscription only."
  • Publisher's advertisement on page [632]
  • Frontispiece engraved portrait of Mark Twain signed "J.A.J. Wilcox sc. Boston."
  • Frontispiece illustration of Moses in the bullrushes signed "Pannemaker
  • Leaf of guard tissue between frontispiece portrait and illustration
  • Text illustrated throughout with illustrations by True Williams, Walter Brown, Benjamin Henry Day, and other artists
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
631, [1] pages, [3] leaves of plates
Lccn
03015444
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: first issue of frontispiece illustration captioned "Moses." Frontispiece portrait of Twain shows "spots" mentioned above. Bound in publisher's brown pebble-grain cloth boards; blind-tooled triple rule border with rounded corners; gilt-stamped illustration of Twain as "tramp," wearing a rucksack, and holding an umbrella in one hand, a hiking stick in the other; light green endpapers; gold-stamped spine illustration (another figure of the "tramp") and spine title "A Tramp Abroad. By Mark Twain. Illustrated," with gold-stamped shield emblem of the American Publishing Company Hartford Conn. at base of spine; lower cover has blind-embossed publisher's monogram "APC" in center, with code number "35" stamped below (referred to a specific subscription salesman, intended to discourage sales to bookstores; see Kevin MacDonnell, "Collecting Mark Twain," Firsts Magazine 8, no. 7/8 (July/Aug 1998)). Illustrated bookplate on front pastedown of Grace W. and Ira W. Hoover.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: frontispiece illustration captioned "Titian's Moses." Bound in publisher's brown pebble-grain cloth boards; blind-tooled panels, with ornamental corner-pieces; gilt-stamped illustration of Twain as "tramp," wearing a rucksack, and holding an umbrella in one hand, a hiking stick in the other; tan endpapers; gold-stamped spine illustration (another figure of the "tramp") and spine title "A Tramp Abroad. By Mark Twain. Illustrated," with gold-stamped shield emblem of the American Publishing Company Hartford Conn. at base of spine; lower cover has blind-embossed publisher's monogram "APC" in center, but lacking any code number as in copy 1. From the estate of Herbert A. Klein.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 3: frontispiece illustration captioned "Titian's Moses." Bound in fpublisher's sheep; gold-stamped black morocco spine label with title "A Tramp Abroad. Mark Twain;" spine panels marked with pairs of thin blind-tooled rules; brown endpapers. Gift of Neil C. Needham.
  • Clark Library copy 2: Bound in original sheep.
Other physical details
328 illustrations (lithographs), 1 portrait, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)04781966
  • ucoclc4781966
Label
A tramp abroad, by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) ; illustrated by W. Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day and other artists, with also three or four pictures made by the author of this book, without outside help, in all three hundred and twenty-eight illustrations
Publication
Note
  • Bibliography of American literature lists 2 states of the frontispiece, and 2 states of the cover stamping. The sheets of the text block bulk either 1 3/8" or 1 5/8"; there seems to be no doubt that the earliest copies were printed on thicker paper. Some copies have a code number stamped on lower cover. Original printing of frontispiece portrait showed "spots". See Johnson, M. Bibliography of the works of Mark Twain (1909 edition), page 51
  • "Sold by subscription only."
  • Publisher's advertisement on page [632]
  • Frontispiece engraved portrait of Mark Twain signed "J.A.J. Wilcox sc. Boston."
  • Frontispiece illustration of Moses in the bullrushes signed "Pannemaker
  • Leaf of guard tissue between frontispiece portrait and illustration
  • Text illustrated throughout with illustrations by True Williams, Walter Brown, Benjamin Henry Day, and other artists
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
631, [1] pages, [3] leaves of plates
Lccn
03015444
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: first issue of frontispiece illustration captioned "Moses." Frontispiece portrait of Twain shows "spots" mentioned above. Bound in publisher's brown pebble-grain cloth boards; blind-tooled triple rule border with rounded corners; gilt-stamped illustration of Twain as "tramp," wearing a rucksack, and holding an umbrella in one hand, a hiking stick in the other; light green endpapers; gold-stamped spine illustration (another figure of the "tramp") and spine title "A Tramp Abroad. By Mark Twain. Illustrated," with gold-stamped shield emblem of the American Publishing Company Hartford Conn. at base of spine; lower cover has blind-embossed publisher's monogram "APC" in center, with code number "35" stamped below (referred to a specific subscription salesman, intended to discourage sales to bookstores; see Kevin MacDonnell, "Collecting Mark Twain," Firsts Magazine 8, no. 7/8 (July/Aug 1998)). Illustrated bookplate on front pastedown of Grace W. and Ira W. Hoover.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: frontispiece illustration captioned "Titian's Moses." Bound in publisher's brown pebble-grain cloth boards; blind-tooled panels, with ornamental corner-pieces; gilt-stamped illustration of Twain as "tramp," wearing a rucksack, and holding an umbrella in one hand, a hiking stick in the other; tan endpapers; gold-stamped spine illustration (another figure of the "tramp") and spine title "A Tramp Abroad. By Mark Twain. Illustrated," with gold-stamped shield emblem of the American Publishing Company Hartford Conn. at base of spine; lower cover has blind-embossed publisher's monogram "APC" in center, but lacking any code number as in copy 1. From the estate of Herbert A. Klein.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 3: frontispiece illustration captioned "Titian's Moses." Bound in fpublisher's sheep; gold-stamped black morocco spine label with title "A Tramp Abroad. Mark Twain;" spine panels marked with pairs of thin blind-tooled rules; brown endpapers. Gift of Neil C. Needham.
  • Clark Library copy 2: Bound in original sheep.
Other physical details
328 illustrations (lithographs), 1 portrait, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)04781966
  • ucoclc4781966

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