Description[Featured Lot]. Mark Twain. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First edition with the following first issue points, per BAL: "Him and another Man" with "88" on p. ; "with the was" instead of "with the saw" on p. 57; final leaf blank; and frontispiece with "Heliotype Printing Company" and visible tablecloth. Also, "Huck Decided" instead of "Huck Decides" under "Chapter VI" on p. , a first issue point per MacDonnell (Firsts, p. 31). Title page a cancel; p. 283 on a stub. The final "5" on p. 155 is lacking, a later issue point in BAL which MacDonnell dismisses as being of no significance as far as issue priority (Firsts, p. 33). Octavo. 366 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Text illustrations by E. W. Kemble.
Publisher's full green pictorial cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt and black. Extremities rubbed and edgeworn. Boards slightly bowed. Spine appears to be rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Spine slightly leaning. Front and rear hinges cracked. Binding slightly shaken. Some foxing, creasing and toning scattered throughout. Good.
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