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    First American Edition of "Huck Finn", Early Issue, in the Publisher¹s Original Green Cloth

    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, 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. [13], 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, [2, blank] pp. Inserted frontispiece portrait and wood-engraved text illustrations.

    In the publisher¹s full pictorial green-cloth binding, stamped and lettered in gilt and black. Bumping and wear around the edges, with some loss at the foot of the spine and some corners. Front hinge cracked and in need of repair. Some soiling to preliminary pages, else a very good copy.

    BAL 3415.


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