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    The True First Edition of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

    Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (Tom Sawyer¹s Comrade). London: Chatto & Windus, 1884.

    First edition. Blanck¹s first state (stitched with thread). With many black-and-white illustrations in text. Octavo. xvi, [1]-438, [1, vignette], [1, blank] pages. With thirty-two page publisher's catalogue, dated "October, 1884," inserted at back.

    Original red cloth, decoratively gilt- and black-stamped front board and spine, black-stamped rear board. Boards somewhat soiled and worn, with some loss at the top and bottom of spine and a short tear on the rear joint, hinges starting but still sound, light foxing in text. Still, a very good, clean copy.

    BAL 3414.

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