The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress is a travel book by American author Mark Twain. Published in 1869, it humorously chronicles what Twain called his "Great Pleasure Excursion" on board the chartered steamship Quaker City through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American travelers in 1867. This is Twain's account, filled with shrewd observation and humor, of his steamship journey to Europe and the Levant -- originally in the form of letters to American newspapers. It proved to be Twain's first commercial success; as with most books produced by The American Publishing Company, copies were sold on a subscription basis -- door-to-door, by salesmen who had dummy copies showing the various bindings available, rather than through bookshops. Blanck cites three issues of this book: a first and second that have five differing "points" -- plus a third issue differing from the second only in its ads.
this is the first edition second issue. Spine is damaged