Hard Cover. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1880. 1880. First Edition. Near Fine.
First edition, second state (with "Titian's Moses" to frontis illustration). Original publisher's gilt-illustrated and lettered cloth, all edges gilt. An excellent copy, extremely sturdy and bright copy with light wear to the lower spine, mild rubbing to the extremities, cloth lightly faded, else near fine. BAL 3386. A Tramp Abroad is Twain's third travel book, which he said was "written by one loafer for a brother loafer to read" (The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain). Specifically, it tells the story of the author's adventures through the Alps with his fictional friend Harris. A combination of fiction and autobiography, the plot is based on Twain's summers in Europe with his family and especially his tours of the Black Forest and Switzerland with Joseph Twichell, who served as the inspiration for Harris.