The Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrim's Progress, Being Some Account of the Steampship "Quaker City's" Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land. Author: Twain, Mark; Wagenknecht, Edward (Introduction); Kredel, Fritz (Illustrations) Title: The Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrim's Progress, Being Some Account of the Steampship "Quaker City's" Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land Publication: New York: The Limited Editions Club, printed at The Thistle Press, 1962 Edition: Limited Edition. One of 1500 numbered copies, quarto size, 518 pp.
Signed by Fritz Kredel, with LEC Monthly Letter, announcement, and slipcase. ___DESCRIPTION: Quarter red cloth with marbled paper boards, gilt illustration on the spine with black leather label with gilt rules and lettering, top edge stained red, title page with colour illustration by Fritz Kredel, colour line-and-wash drawings by Kredel throughout; monotype Plantin, Curtis toned laid paper, quarto size (10" b y 6.75"), pagination: [i-iv] v-xi [xii-xvi] xvii [xviii] [1-2] 3-499 [1 colophon], one of 1500 numbered copies, signed by Fritz Kredel on the colophon. Loosely laid in is the announcement for the book and the LEC Monthly Letter, one sheet folded once with a horizontal crease for mailing, housed in a slipcase covered in purple paper, with a red paper spine label with lettering and rules in black. ___CONDITION: A near fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; with few light spots to the top edge of the text block and the spine lightly sunned, else fine. The LEC Monthly Letter and announcement are fine, clean and without wear.
The slipcase is near fine, strong and sturdy, clean overall with a few light, stray marks, with minor wear at the opening; spine and top edge are sunned. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell.Swan's Fine Books is an open shop located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer quality used, collectible, and rare books in a wide variety of general interest subjects. While we specialize in illustrated books, fine press books, and Californiana, we have books in many areas. We are members of the leading bookselling organizations, including the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA. We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described. Our books are bubble-wrapped and securely packed in cardboard, with larger books always packed in a box. Please give us advance notice of any book(s) you need to return, thank you. This listing was created by Bibliopolis. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "laurellebks" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.