London: John Camden Hotten, 1870. [Travel literature] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.[iv]; 256; [xxviii]. Publisher's green cloth, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid on, with some loss, blind stamped design to boards, brown coated endpapers. Advertisements at front pp.i-ii and rear pp.i-xxviii; 'Very Important New Books: Special List for 1870.' Light spotting to leaves, neatly repaired closed tear to p.5., toning to edges. Bumped corners, marking to boards and toning to spine. A sound copy. This is one of Twain's travel books, here the travels included a journey through the Papal States to Rome, a trip through the Black Sea and finally travel through the Holy Land. The book details the culture he saw on his journey. The book was created and revised from newspaper columns that Twain wrote throughout the journey, and was his best selling work during his lifetime. Item #51844
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