In the Publisher's Leather BindingMark Twain. E. W. Kemble [illustrator]. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer¹s Comrade). With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.
First American edition, first 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); p. , the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is incorrectly listed as at p. 88 (BAL first state); p. 57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the was" instead of "with the saw" (BAL first state); p. 155, the final "5" is lacking in the pagination (BAL first or second state); the final leaf (238) is present as a blank leaf; and the frontispiece portrait has the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Co., the tablecloth, or scarf, is clearly visible (BAL first state). Octavo. 366 pages. Inserted frontispiece portrait and wood-engraved text illustrations.
In publisher¹s full sheep binding, with black and red gilt stamped spine labels. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A very good, restored copy. Reinforced joints and corners with replaced backstrip. Some bowing to boards. Page edges toned with light foxing to endpapers and preliminary pages. A few scattered pages show light thumb soiling.
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