10 December 1999
[BINDING]. CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1876.
Small 4o (204 x 159 mm). Full blue morocco gilt, covers with gilt ruled borders, incorporating floral corner-pieces, front cover SET WITH AN OVAL PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF CLEMENS, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt lettered in two, board edges and turn-ins gilt, doublures and free endpages of red watered silk, g.e., stamp-signed on front turn-in "Bayntun (Riviere), Bath, England," original cloth covers bound at rear.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with 4 pages of advertisements at end. BAL 3369; Grolier American 79; Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 43.
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