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    First American Edition of Huck Finn

    Mark Twain. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.

    First American edition, early issue, with the following points: the title-page is a cancel, with the copyright notice dated 1884 (BAL second state, with the first state only noted in publisher's prospectuses and advanced sheets); page [13], the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is incorrectly listed as at page 88 (BAL first state); page 57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the was" instead of "with the saw" (BAL first state); page 155, the final "5" in "155" is replaced with slightly larger type in the pagination (BAL first or second state); the frontispiece portrait has the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Co. and the tablecloth, or scarf, on which the bust rests is clearly visible (BAL first state). Octavo. 366 pp. Inserted frontispiece portrait and wood-engraved text illustrations.

    Original dark green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt and black on front cover and spine. Original pale peach endpapers. Minimal rubbing and light chipping to spine ends. A very good copy.

    BAL 3415. Grolier, 100 American, 87. Johnson, Twain, pages 43-50. McBride, pages 92-112.


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