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    Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens]. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.

    First edition, mixed state with the following notable points: page 13: "Him and another Man" listed at page 88; page 57, 11th line from the bottom reads: "with the was"; page 283-84 is a cancel, illustration with straight pant-fly; page 155 with final "5" slightly larger; page 161, no signature mark "11"; frontispiece portrait showing drapery under the bust and imprint of the Heliotype Printing Company; with further first state points not identified in BAL include heading for chapter 6 reads "decided" (later corrected to "Decides"); page 143 with "l" missing from "Col. " at top of illustration. Octavo. 366 pages. With illustrations by E. W. Kemble.

    Original green illustrated cloth with titles and decoration stamped in gilt on the spine and front board. Additional titles and rules stamped in black. Bottom corners bumped and abraded. Negligible spotting to boards. Light shelf wear, especially at the head and foot of the spine. Contents slightly toned, else sound. Old gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Very good.

    A classic of American literature. Twain's stories of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are the gateways to reading for generations of young people.


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