Clemens, pp. 43-50; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; Grolier American 87. The rarest of the publisher's six bindings for Huckleberry Finn. "All American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain...It's the best book we've had. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since"--Ernest Hemingway in Green Hills of Africa. " /> CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)... New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. <I>Small 4to,</I> ORIGINAL DARK BROWN HALF MOROCCO GILT AND MARBLED BOARD SIDES, MARBLED EDGES, <I>wear to board edges, a front free-corner bumped, spine slightly faded; light marginal (upper) dampstaining to about 15 leaves toward end; brown morocco slipcase.</I> FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S DELUXE BINDING, with early issue points: "was" for "saw" on p. 57; the "Him and Another Man" plate listed as being on p. 88; state "1(2?)" of pagination on folio 155 with final "5" lacking; state 3 of title-leaf; state 4 of p. 283 (the infamous "fly" plate); state 2 of frontispiece; the final leaf blank. With illustrations by E.W. Kemble. BAL 3415; Johnson/<I>Clemens,</I> pp. 43-50; <I>Peter Parley to Penrod,</I> pp. 75-76; Grolier <I>American</I> 87. The rarest of the publisher's six bindings for <I>Huckleberry Finn.</I> "All American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain...It's the best book we've had. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since"--Ernest Hemingway in <I>Green Hills of Africa.</I> | Christie's