Recently found by viaLibri....
2019-11-10 13:03:09
Mark Twain
1885 HUCKLEBERRY FINN BY MARK TWAIN FIRST EDITION TWO FIRST ISSUE POINTS VG++
New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. See description and condition below. ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by Mark Twain Published by Charles L. Webster & Co. New York 1885 ( date on title page with copyright date of 1884) 366 pages plus 1 blank front flyleaf and 3 rear blank flyleaves with original endpapers and original dark green covers decorated in gold and black. 8 5/8" X 7". With ALL leaves and pages including frontis portrait of Huck, bust of Mark Twain, tissue guard, title page, notice page, explanatory page, table of contents and list of illustrations. Everything is original. Nothing has been repaired or restored and from a private estate in southwest Ohio. All pages and leaves are VG+ with NO soiling, stains, marks, chips, tears. NO mildew or smoke odor. The covers are bright, unsoiled and unfaded including the back strip and show only a small amount of shelf wear on the spine ends and corners. The owner lightly wrote his name on the front endpaper dated 1928. (See last picture) With 174 text illustrations and frontis by E.W. Kemble. (complete). I see 2 first issue points. There is no signature number 11 at the bottom of page 161 and the 2nd 5 of page 155 is slightly larger with broken font. (see picture 11) Other first issue points have been corrected. Also, the bust of Twain shows the rough sculpture in back while in other copies it's blacked out. (See picture 4) This may have been printed midway between the first copy and the last copy of the 1885 first edition. The only real problem I see with the book is that there is a thin 1/16" gutter gap between the frontis … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: john_wade [Cincinnati, Ohio, US]
Check availability:

Search for more books on viaLibri

LINK TO THIS PAGE: https://www.vialibri.net/years/books/146760371/1885-mark-twain-1885-huckleberry-finn-by-mark-twain

Browse more rare books from the year 1885