Description

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the Rare Publisher's Sheep Binding

    Mark Twain. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer¹s Comrade). With one hundred and seventy-four illustrations. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First American edition, first issue, with the following points: page [13], 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" on page 9. Octavo. 366 pages. Inserted frontispiece portrait and wood-engraved text illustrations. The frontispiece portrait has the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Co., the tablecloth, or scarf, is not visible (BAL second state). In publisher¹s full sheep binding. Rebacked to style in modern brown calf, with burgundy and black gilt morocco lettering labels (similar to the original publisher's binding). Boards professionally strengthened and re-cornered. New endleaves. Some minor soiling to boards, first few leaves with dampstaining to lower portion, some minor occasional soiling to text. A very good example of this title in one of its rarest bindings (although Webster announced he was binding 2,500 in sheep, few have survived in collectable condition).
    BAL 3415. MacDonnell, Firsts Magazine, September 1998, pp. 29-35.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    8th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 367

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2017 December 10 Civil War & Militaria Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auction Sales staff performed an outstanding service to this first time consignor.
    J.B.,
    Fairfax, VA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 June 11  Arms & Armor , Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 June 11 Arms & Armor , Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $949,301