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    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. Fair condition.

    More Information: The following points identify this copy according to Blanck: the title-leaf is a cancel (Blanck's second state, the first state having never been seen in a printed book); on p. [13], the illustration "Him and Another Man" listed as being on p. 88 (Blanck's first state); on p. 57, "...with the was..." (Blanck's first state); on p. 155, the final "5" of the page number hangs below the other "5" (Blanck's third state); the portrait frontispiece is Blanck's first state, though the imprint near the gutter is barely legible because the portrait frontispiece has been glued to the illustrated frontispiece near the bottom edge. Octavo. 366 pages. Portrait frontispiece inserted. Text illustrations by E.W. Kemble.

    Publisher's original illustrated green cloth binding, blocked in gilt and black. Ex-library copy, with library stamps on the title page and page 366. Significant rubbing and bumping to the cloth. Binding defective before the Contents page. Intrusive glue stains around the edges of the illustrated frontispiece. Scattered minor foxing. Altogether, a fair copy.

    BAL 3415. Johnson, Twain, p. 43. Grolier, 100 American, 87.


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