Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

c. 1883   
Twains First edition was published in 1883.  It includes the S. L. Clemens tradmark
Copyright 1874 and 1875 by H.O.Houghton and Company
 
Description: TWAIN, MARK. LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI. BOSTON: James R. Osgood and Company (Sold by subscription only) 1883. brown boards stamped in black and gold with man sitting on pier, 624 pages.
First Edition: the caption on p. 443 remains "The St. Louis Hotel" instead of "The St.Charles Hotel" as in later states.
First edition later state has St. Charles hotel pp.443 and no Twain in flames on pp. 441.
Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War.
The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1541. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River.
In the second half, the book describes Twain's return, many years later, to travel on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, the new, large cities, and his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales.
Simultaneously published in 1887 in the U.S. and in England

 
Life on the Mississippi
Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain
Life on the Mississippi by Mark TWAIN in Near Fine facsimile first edition 76932 Life on the Mississippi by Mark TWAIN in Near Fine facsimile first edition 76932 PayPal
$43.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1h 57m
Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of William F. Love 1899 Mississippi Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of William F. Love 1899 Mississippi PayPal
$39.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3h 16m
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain The Heritage Press Book 1944 Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain The Heritage Press Book 1944 PayPal
$9.95
$12.95
Time Left: 4h 11m
Life On The Mississippi by Mark Twain American Artists Edition Volume 7 1917 old Life On The Mississippi by Mark Twain American Artists Edition Volume 7 1917 old PayPal
$11.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 24m
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain,  1883,  Hardcover,  1st Ed,  Chatto Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain, 1883, Hardcover, 1st Ed, Chatto PayPal
$219.95 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 2h
2 VINTAGE BOOKS BY MARK TWAIN - LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI & WHAT IS MAN 1917 2 VINTAGE BOOKS BY MARK TWAIN - LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI & WHAT IS MAN 1917 PayPal
$2.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 2h 57m
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI Book- Mark Twain Illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton 1944 LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI Book- Mark Twain Illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton 1944 PayPal
$9.95 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 3h 50m
Life on the Mississippi. Twain. 1883. 1st ed. mixed state. 1 2 morocco. Life on the Mississippi. Twain. 1883. 1st ed. mixed state. 1 2 morocco. PayPal
$495.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 4h 43m
Twain,  Mark; Samuel L. Clemens LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI The Complete Works Vol. 7 Twain, Mark; Samuel L. Clemens LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI The Complete Works Vol. 7 PayPal
$75.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 6h 13m
Reader's Digest Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain 1987 Reader's Digest Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain 1987 PayPal
$9.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 6h 34m
Mark Twain Life On The Mississippi 1874 Mark Twain Life On The Mississippi 1874 PayPal
$50.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 17h 23m
1977 "Life on the Mississippi" Mark Twain American Classics Society Leather 1977 "Life on the Mississippi" Mark Twain American Classics Society Leather PayPal
$11.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 1d 21h 4m
Antique 1917 Harper's Illustrated Life on the Mississippi,  Mark Twain Hardcover Antique 1917 Harper's Illustrated Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain Hardcover PayPal
$10.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 2h 28m
EASTON PRESS Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain FULL LEATHER 1972 EASTON PRESS Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain FULL LEATHER 1972 PayPal
$10.00 (2 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 4h 48m
Easton Press - Life on the Mississippi Easton Press - Life on the Mississippi PayPal
$42.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 2d 20h 13m
Life on the Mississippi,  Mark Twain,  Folio Society Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain, Folio Society PayPal
$32.75 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 3h 39m
Mark Twain,  LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI 1883,  1st 1st Twain in Flames St Louis Hotel Mark Twain, LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI 1883, 1st 1st Twain in Flames St Louis Hotel PayPal
$1,970.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 17h 9m
 Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain Hardcover,  Harper & Brothers,  1917 Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain Hardcover, Harper & Brothers, 1917 PayPal
$9.99 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 17h 14m
Life On The Mississippi: Mark Twain 1883 First Edition Clean Tight Bright Gilt Life On The Mississippi: Mark Twain 1883 First Edition Clean Tight Bright Gilt PayPal
$395.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 3d 23h 40m
Twain,  Mark (Samuel Clemens)    LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI  Vintage Copy Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens) LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI Vintage Copy PayPal
$42.00 (0 Bids)
Time Left: 4d 17h 13m