Life on the Mississippi, 1st Edition, by Mark Twain, 1883. Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston. Octavo, 624 pages including illustrations and appendices, steel plate engraved frontispiece, hardbound in tooled brown cloth covers with gilt and black lettering and pictorial design to covers and spine. Includes "Clemens in flames" illustration on page 441, caption reading "The St. Louis Hotel" on page 443, and misprint "It it" on lines 7 and 8 on page 444. 9 1/8" H x 6 3/8" W x 2" D. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with normal shelf wear to covers, corners slightly bumped. Areas of toning, largest 5 5/8" x 7", light minute foxing spots to interior of covers and end papers. Pages in overall good condition with toning.
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