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. (Sold by Subscription Only.) Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company, 1880. Original black cloth decorated in gilt.
First Edition of this volume of humorous sketches, observations and digressions occasioned by the Clemens family's trip to Europe from Spring 1878 until Autumn 1879. Their travels took them primarily through Germany and Switzerland, with final stops in France and Italy.~This copy has the engraved frontispiece in the first and much-less-common state, captioned "Moses" rather than "Titian's Moses." The binding of this copy is the standard decorated-cloth one; there were others, such as half-morocco or "library sheep," available at higher prices.~Condition is good-to-very good, with a small worn area at the top-left corner of the spine, and other minor wear and faint discoloration (also, the frontispiece portrait and its tissue guard have light edge-wear). Blanck 3386; Johnson pp 33-35; McBride pp 60-61. Item #13586