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    First American Edition, First Issue of
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Mark Twain. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's 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 clearly visible (tissue-guard is lacking). Page 283 is mounted onto a cancel. Publisher's full green cloth, front board and spine decoratively stamped in gilt and black. Rebacked, preserving the original spine, spine repaired and restored, spine a bit darkened, some rubbing and wear to binding, hinges repaired, pages 121-124 (two leaves) roughly opened, offsetting from newspaper article to pages 282 and 283, some intermittent soiling in text, some wear at edges of text, previous owner's signature on front free endpaper. Overall, a good copy. In morocco-tipped slipcase. BAL 3415. MacDonnell, Firsts Magazine, September 1998, pp. 29-35. The San Clemente Collection.


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