Lot 101 of 196:
Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn First Edition, later issue  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,280
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

Author:
Twain, Mark

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Charles L. Webster & Company

Date:
1885

Description:

366 pp., blank. Double frontispiece (including portrait), with tissue-guard, plus numerous wood engravings throughout. (8vo) 21x16.5 cm (8¼x6½") full polished green calf, gilt rule borders, spines gilt, red and blue morocco labels, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, original cloth bound in at rear, green cloth slipcase. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere. First Edition, later issue.

First edition, later issue, of the quintessential classic of 19th century American literature. The present copy exhibits the following issue points: title leaf is integral with copyright notice dated 1884 (third state); the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" [p.13] listed as p.87 (second state); 11th line from bottom of p.57 reads "...with the saw..." (second state); p. 283 is conjugate, with the line indicating the fly on Silas Phelps' trousers being, with slight variation, straight (fourth state), the final 5 in p.155 is present and in a slightly larger type face (third state); leaf 23-8 is present as a blank, third state of the frontispiece portrait (imprint of Photo Gravure Co. and sculptor's name added to shoulder with tablecloth not visible). BAL 3414.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Minor wear to binding, front hinge starting; contents very good or better in a near fine modern binding.


 
Item number:
259752
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