1913 edition; Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London; hardbound in green boards; quite good condition with unmarked pages; some minor soiling/wear to boards - see pics.
Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature by Mark Twain. It was written in 1870–71 and published in 1872, as a prequel to his first travel book The Innocents Abroad (1869). Roughing It is dedicated to Twain's mining companion Calvin H. Higbie, later a civil engineer who died in 1914.
The book follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild Westduring the years 1861–1867.
After a brief stint as a Confederate cavalry militiaman (not included in the account), he joined his brother Orion Clemens, who had been appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory, on a stagecoachjourney west. Twain consulted his brother's diary to refresh his memory and borrowed heavily from his active imagination for many stories in the book...