CLEMENS, SAMUEL LANGHORNE. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876. Small 4to, ORIGINAL DARK BROWN HALF MOROCCO AND RUST CLOTH SIDES, GILT EDGES, rubbing to extremities, small faint dampstain at lower margin of preliminary leaves; brown morocco slipcase. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, ONE OF 200 COPIES IN THIS RARE PUBLISHER'S DELUXE BINDING with 4 pp. advertisements at end. Illustrated. BAL 3369; Johnson/Clemens, pp. 27-30; Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 43; Grolier American 79. A very good copy of the rarest of the four bindings on Tom Sawyer (7431 copies, by comparison, were bound in cloth).
Paul Francis Webster (sale, Sotheby's New York, 24 April 1985, lot 15).