Remarkable Copy of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
(Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York: Charles L. Webster and
Company, 1885. First American edition, first issue, with the
following points: page , the illustration captioned 'Him and
another Man' is incorrectly listed as at p. 88 (BAL first state);
page 57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads 'with the was'
instead of 'with the saw' (BAL first state). MacDonnell's first
state of 'Huck Decided' instead of "Huck Decides" under "Chapter
VI" on p. . Tipped-in 4 x 5 inches piece of paper signed by
Twain on front free endpaper: "Truly Yours / Mark Twain /
Apl./94." Octavo. 366 pages. Inserted frontispiece portrait and
wood-engraved text illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Title page cancel
with copyright 1885. The frontispiece portrait, which includes the
tissue guard, has the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Co. (the
tablecloth, or scarf, being clearly visible). Page 283 with the
straight fly is mounted onto a cancel.
with tipped-in Twain signature
Publisher's full green pictorial cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt and black. Housed in a custom book-style quarter morocco clamshell box, five raised bands with gilt stamped titles, devices and decorations, lined in velvet, by Asprey and signed inside the base of the spine. Book binding lightly rubbed at extremities. Minor paper loss to upper corner of leaf 4(8), being pages 63/64, not affecting text. Few spots of foxing, one spot travels in the outer margin from page 46 to 55. Last three leaves, blank fly-leaf, and rear free endpaper with minor corner bends and soft crease along outer margins. Pages with few creases or indentations, light edge wear with few chips or small tears. Tipped-in signed paper with small tear in its right border, not affecting inscription. A remarkably nice copy of Twain's classic, one of the best we have seen. From the collection of Donald Carter.
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