10 December 1999
CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (1835-1910). The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. London: Chatto & Windus, 1876.
8o (193 x 140 mm). Original red cloth, blocked in black and blind, gilt-lettered (light wear and soiling, endpapers cracked at inner hinges, slip of paper with an erased name pasted to front free endpaper); cloth folding case. Provenance: Lucius Wilmerding (bookplate).
THE RARE FIRST EDITION, preceding the American edition by six months; the text of the English varies slightly from the American. BAL 3367.
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