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1885 TRUE 1ed 1st printing Adventures Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain BLUE Binding
New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885. First edition. First printing. - 1885 TRUE 1ed 1st printing Adventures Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain BLUE Binding “the most praised and most condemned 19th-century American work of fiction” - Legacies of Genius. “All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It’s the best book we’ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.” – Earnest Hemingway Mark Twain’s momentous book Huckleberry Finn has been the source of arguments, discussion, and controversy since it first appeared in 1885. It has been reprinted countless times and is still considered to be one of the most popular American novels, if not the most popular. This first American printing meets the first edition points according to the BAL (see below). This example is incredibly rare! It is bound in the rarely seen blue cloth variant. According to early sales records, 20,000 copies were issued in cloth, and only 1 in 20 first editions were issued in blue cloth, the rest were in the more standard green cloth. Item number: #2820 Price: $7500 TWAIN, Mark. The adventures of Huckleberry Finn : (Tom Sawyer's comrade) ; scene: the Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to fifty years ago New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885. First edition. First printing. Details: • Collation: Complete with all 366 pages • References: BAL 3415. • First edition points according to BAL: o title leaf is conjugate, with the copyright notice dated 1884 o p. 9 – “Huck Decided” (later corrected to “Huck decides”) o p. 57, 11th line from bottom – “with the was” o p. 87 illustration captioned “Him and Another man” o p. 143 – “l” missing from “Col.” At top of illustration; “b” in “body in line 7 is broken o p. 161, no signature mark • Language: English • Binding: Hardcover blue; tight & secure • Size: ~8.75in X 7in (22.5cm x 18cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2820 Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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