Lot 190 of 205:
Huckleberry Finn in original morocco binding  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$2,700
Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)
Author:
Twain, Mark
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Charles L. Webster
Date:
1885
Description:

366 pp. + 2 blank leaves. Double frontispiece (including portrait), with tissue-guard, plus numerous wood engravings throughout. (8vo) original brown half morocco and boards, marbled edges; housed in custom cloth and marbled boards drop-back box with black morocco spine label lettered din gilt. First Edition.

First edition of the quintessential classic of 19th century American literature in the scarce original publisher's half morocco. 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.88 (first state); 11th line from bottom of p.57 reads "...with the was..." (first 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 lacking (first (second?) state); leaf 23-8 is present as a blank, second state of the frontispiece portrait (imprint of Heliotype and sculptor's name added to shoulder with tablecloth not visible). BAL 3414.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Binding rubbed and lightly worn at extremities; a few pages with a bit of light foxing; a very good copy in the fragile publisher's morocco binding.
 
Item number:
295360
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