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Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)
New York: Charles L. Webster And Company, 1885. First Edition. First Printing Very good+ in the publisher's original decorated green cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title block and gilt text on the spine and gilt and black decorations and text on the front board. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 6 1/2 inches with thecloth at the heel of the spine worn down to the lower edge of the text block (with a minor repair to improve its appearance), rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head of the spine and the cloth is worn through over the tips of the boards. The front hinge is beginning to crack, but has been professionally reinforced. The rear hinge remains tight and strong and there is an early prior owner's name and date of 1887 written on the first free end page. The text block is tight and complete with no foxing, tanning or soiling. This volume is a first printing mixed state of the first edition as the title-leaf, with an 1884 copyright date, is not a cancel indicating a third state. On page [9] under "Chapter VI" the reading is "Huck Decided to Leave." On page 13 the illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88 where in this case the illustration appears on page 87 (first state). The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 reads "with the was" (first state). The final number 5 on page 155 appears as a larger numeral than the first two numbers (third state). And, finally page 161 lacks the signature mark (first state). The tipped-in frontispiece, by the Heliotype Printing Co., bust of Twain shows the drape over the pedestal, but that fact has no r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Town's End Books [United States]

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