New York, Park Avenue
8 November 1996
CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: The American Publishing Company 1876. Small 4to, original blue decorated cloth, blocked and lettered in blue, black, and gold, GILT EDGES, heel of spine worn, top of spine and a lower fore-corner less so, rear cover slightly marked, inner hinges a bit tender; blue half morocco folding case. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, one of 748 copies in this rare cloth binding with gilt edges (about 10 times rarer than cloth copies without gilt edges), illustrated, 4 pages of advertisements at end. BAL 3369; Johnson Mark Twain, pp. 27-30; Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 43; Grolier American 79.
Provenance: Early pencilled signature of Josephine A. Holdridge on front flyleaf.
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