Hartford: American Publishing Co, 1872. Early reprint, pre 1874. Hardcover. Eighty fifth thousand, "fully illustrated by eminent artists". A semi autobiographical travel book concerning Twain’s stagecoach trip with his brother Orion Clemens, the newly appointed secretary of the Nevada Territory. Humorous depiction of travels to the American west and on to Hawaii, with amusing personal observations on Montana, Mormons, Native Americans, Nevada and California, and Hawaii.
8vo, 2 frontispieces, xviii, 591pp, pp advertisement. Original brown cloth, pictorially gilt stamped front board. Corners and spine ends rubbed, spine gilt title slightly faded. Internally, period owner signature, one leaf of "Contents" loose, otherwise bright and clean. Very good overall. Item #24394