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Twain, Mark
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERY FINN
NY: Charles L. Webster, 1885. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good+. First edition, early issue with the following points. The heading for Chapter VI (6) on the first contents page (p.9) reads "Huck Decided to Leave." On page 13, the Illustrations list, "Him and another Man" is incorrectly listed at page 88. On page 57, eleven lines from the bottom, it reads "with the was" which was changed in later editions to "with the saw." Copyright page is dated 1884, title page 1885. On the frontispiece picture of the bust of Twain, the bust bears the name of the sculpture "Karl Gerhardt, Sc." not a draped cloth. On page 161, the signature "11" is missing at the bottom of the page. On page 143, the "l" is missing from the word "Col." in the illustration of Colonel Grangerford and in line 8, the word "body" has a broken b (missing the top of the letter). On page 155, the final five is slightly larger than the other two numbers. Publisher's green cloth and gilt, corners obviopsuly worn, spine missing narrow cloth strips both ends, boards lightly scratched in a few spots. Mid-20thC bookplate ffe, older ownershop name, likely original owneron fly numbered No.84 suggesting this was in a private library.
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