Following The Equator, by Mark Twain
First Edition / First Printing
Published by the American Publishing Company, Hartford Connecticut, 1897.
A superb copy in original blue cloth boards stamped brightly with the multi-colored and gilded elephant design on the front boards; with sample gilt spine design in brilliant gilt on the rear boards.
Cover front hinge is weak. Some rubbing to cloth over spine edges; light fraying to top and bottom of spine, and minor bumping and rubbing to book board corners. Binding is good, pages are crisp and clean. There is a 1/2" tear on title page on the right edge. No loss of page, just the tear. Please see photos for up close image.
Following The Equator: A Journey Around the World, by Mark Twain
The classic travelogue of one of America's most famous authors, Mark Twain, "Following the Equator" was written when having fallen upon hard times financially, Twain found himself compelled to take a tour of the British Empire in 1895 and write about it. This is that account, published in 1897; it is a classic example of Twain's ever vigilant observational wit. He addresses such important and still ever timely topics as racism, imperialism and religion.