Early Printing of Tom SawyerMark Twain. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876.
First edition, second printing. Octavo. xiii, 275, plus 4 pages of advertisements. Many illustrations. Laid in are two First Day of Issue Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn stamped envelopes, postmarked Hannibal, Mo.
Gilt-decorated blue cloth over boards. Printed on laid paper. Preliminary pagination indicates a second printing, issue A, in accordance with the BAL. Ads in back are dated December 1st, 1876. Rear hinge repaired. Scuffing to boards. Spine sunned with fraying to head and foot. Overall, a very good copy.
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