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    Mark Twain. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. The true first edition, preceding the first American edition by about six months. Octavo (7.5 x 5.25 inches; 190 x 135 mm.). [viii], 341, [1, blank], [1, publisher's device], [1, blank] pages. Publisher's full red cloth with front cover and spine decoratively stamped in black and lettered in gilt. Rebacked with original spine laid down. Some toning, soiling to boards and spine (including some color correction to rear board), some rubbing to edges, hinges reinforced in the rebacking process, some minor soiling to endleaves, some toning and foxing to text. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown. Still, a very good copy.

    According to BAL, "The text varies slightly from the American edition." The English edition appeared before the American edition in order to secure the British copyright. BAL 3367


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