First Edition of Huckleberry Finn

    Mark 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, third 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. [13], the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" is correctly listed as at p. 87 [BAL second state]; p. 57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the saw" instead of "with the was" [BAL second state]; p. 155, the final "5" is extended below in the pagination [BAL third state]; and the frontispiece portrait has the imprint of Photo-Gravure Co., the tablecloth, or scarf, is not visible [BAL third state]. Octavo. 366, [2, blank] pages. Inserted frontispiece portrait and wood-engraved text illustrations.

    In publisher¹s green full cloth pictorial binding, stamped and lettered in gilt and black. Lightly rubbed with moderate wear to extremities. Some toning and soiling to preliminary pages. A bright, very good copy.

    BAL 3415.

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