Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885." />
6 December 2013
CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ("Mark Twain"). Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885.
Square 8o (215 x 165 mm). Lithographic frontispiece by E.W. Kemble, photographic portrait frontispiece of the bust of Mark Twain by Karl Gerhardt (BAL state 2), illustrations in text. (Some light marginal soiling, last leaf with marginal tear.) Original green gilt-decorated pictorial cloth; quarter morocco slipcase (some wear at ends of spine and covers, corners bumped).
"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", and with the "Him and Another Man" plate listed as being on p. 88; third state of pagination on folio 155 (the final five present and larger); the title leaf is a cancel with 1884 copyright date; third state of p. 283; the frontispiece is in second state. BAL 3415; Grolier American 87; Johnson, pp. 43-50.
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