DescriptionMark Twain. Tom Sawyer, Detective As Told by Huck Finn and Other Tales. A New Edition with a Portrait. London: Chatto & Windus, 1897.
First English edition. Octavo. 246 pages [final page is a publisher's device]. 32 pages publisher's catalog, dated Sept. 1896. Frontispiece portrait inserted.
Publisher's blue cloth covers with a decorative border stamped around the gilt title. Spine lettered in and decoratively ruled in gilt. Very minor bumping to the corners and edges. Altogether a near fine copy.
This publication, the sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894), features the first collected appearance of "How to Tell a Story"; "Mental Telegraphy Again"; "what Paul Bourget Thinks of Us"; "A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget"; and "Adam's Diary."
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