Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885." />
3 December 2010
CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ("Mark Twain"). Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.
Square 8o. Lithographic frontispiece by E.W. Kemble, photographic portrait frontispiece of the bust of Mark Twain by Karl Gerhardt (BAL state 1), illustrations in text. (Old pale offsetting on frontispiece and front endleaves.) Original blue gilt-decorated pictorial cloth (very minor rubbing to spine extremities, slightest darkening to spine, otherwise very fine and bright); quarter blue morocco folding case. Provenance: George F. Place (pencil signature on front flyleaf).
"ALL MODERN AMERICAN LITERATURE COMES FROM ONE BOOK BY MARK TWAIN CALLED HUCKLEBERRY FINN"--Ernest Hemingway in The Green Hills of Africa.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, EARLY STATE, with early issue points: first state of p. 57 with "was" for "saw"; first state of the "Him and Another Man" plate listed as being on p. 88; first state of pagination on folio 155 (the final five lacking); the title leaf is a cancel with 1884 copyright date; third state of p. 283; the frontispiece is in first state. BAL 3415; Grolier American 87; Johnson, pp. 43-50. A FINE COPY IN THE SCARCER BLUE CLOTH.
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