Lot 435: Author: Twain, Mark. Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). Place Published: New York. Publisher: Charles L. Webster. Date Published: 1885. Description: 366 pp. , blank. Double frontispiece (including portrait), with tissue-guard, plus numerous wood engravings throughout. (8vo) original decorative green cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt and black. First American Edition, early issue. Bright copy of the first edition of the quintessential classic of 19th century American literature. The present copy exhibits the following issue points: title leaf is conjugate with leaf (1)7, 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 leaf 18-3, with corrected engraving (fourth state), the final 5 in the numeration of page 155 is slightly larger than the other numerals (third state); leaf 23-8 is present as a blank, third state of the frontispiece portrait (imprint of Photo-Gravure Company with tablecloth not visible, sculptor's name on shoulder of bust). BAL 3415. Binding lightly worn; a few small ink spots on edges of page block, still a near fine copy.
PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London
Thursday, 25th June 2015
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