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Mark Twain.

Mark Twain 's real name was Sam Clemens, and he was born in in a small town on the Mississippi, one of seven children. He smoked cigars at the age of eight, and aged nine he stowed away on a steamboat. He left school at 11 and worked at a grocery store, a bookstore, a blacksmith's and a newspaper, where he was allowed to write his own stories not all of them true.


Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World by Mark Twain

He then worked on a steamboat, where he got the name 'Mark Twain' from the call given by the boat's pilot when their boat is in safe waters. Eventually he turned to journalism again, travelled round the world, and began writing books which became very popular. He poured the money he earned from writing into new business ventures and crazy inventions, such as a clamp to stop babies throwing off their bed covers, a new boardgame, and a hand grenade full of extinguishing liquid to throw on a fire.

With his shock of white hair and trademark white suit Mark Twain became the most famous American writer in the world. He died in Our Lists. View all online retailers Find local retailers. About the Author Mark Twain Mark Twain 's real name was Sam Clemens, and he was born in in a small town on the Mississippi, one of seven children. Read more. Add to Wishlist.

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By: Mark Twain. This took but little time. Two members of my family elected to go with me. Also a carbuncle. The dictionary says a carbuncle is a kind of jewel. BAL Condition: vg. Small Quarto. Original blue cloth with mounted gilt-decorated, framed illustration on cover and decorative, gilt-stamped spine.

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Frontispiece photograph with tissue guard. Illustrated title page in black and green. True first edition with signature "11" on page , BAL Profusely illustrated by Dan Beard, A. Allan Gilbert. Brief pencil inscription on front free endpaper "To M. Selby April 6" from Lloyd. Slightly starting at inside covers.

Minor foxing to frontispiece and tissue guard. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. Published by Hartford: American Publishing Co. From: Peter L. Boston, MA, U. A very good copy. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Copyright date is First Edition. The American Publishing Company. This book is clean, tight, square with good corners and internally unmarked. Some color has been woren from the edge of the boards. A crack along the gutter of the frontispiece. Bound in blue cloth covered boards with gold titles and designs on the spine.

Text is bright and clean, binding secure, a scarce book from one of america's most famous authors. Very good copy. Half Morocco Leather. Condition: Poor. Half brown morocco leather with brown boards. Hartford: American Publishing.

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Leather spine is missing as is the rear fly leaf. This is a good candidate for rebinding.

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Full Cloth. Condition: Fair. Full blue cloth with pictorial pastedown of elephant on front cover. Blind stamp gilt decoration and lettering on spine. First edition first state with only "Hartford, Connecticut" on title page. Moderate shelf wear and paste down has wear. Small split at gutter behind front board along with dark ink spot in the margin to the front free endpage through the frontispiece to the title page.

Rear hinge cracked with webbing visible. Finger smudging on many pages.

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Overall in FAIR condition. Photos available upon request. Condition: GOOD. A Very Good to Near Fine copy.

Following the Equator

Bound in half leather with marbled paper over boards. Marbled end papers; top edge gilt. The title page has a small tear and tape repair, and offsetting from the frontis. Text and plates are very clean. Very Good to Near Fine. This binding may be one of the leather bound options offered to early subscribers. At the lastest, it is an early 20th century binding.

Additional photographs available on request. Condition: Very good. The first state with only the Hartford imprint on the title page and the signature mark present on p. Written at a time of financial trouble and personal loss the death of the author's beloved daughter Susy , Following the Equator is a darker and more politicized account of a lecture tour around the world, with Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, India, Mauritius, and South Africa among the stopovers.