Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (earliest Issue, with the Curved Fly on Page 283)
first editionHard Cover
by Twain, Mark
New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Earliest issue possible, in publisher's 3/4 morocco, of Huck Finn, with the following issue points: (1). Illustration captioned "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88. (2). Page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the was." (3). There is no signature mark on page 161. (4). The title leaf is conjugate (uncancelled), with the copyright notice dated 1884. (5). Page 155, with the final 5 absent. (6). Page 143 with "l" missing from "Col." at top of illustration, and "b" in "body" in line 7 is broken. (7). Page 283 is conjugate (uncancelled) and has the curved fly on Uncle Silas' trousers, which is known only in prospectuses and a few leather bound copies, according to BAL 3415. (8). With "Huck Decided" on page 9. Quite a handsome copy, almost imperceptibly rebacked in the style of the original; marbled end papers, and marbled edges; internally, quite clean and bright. Neat owner name on FEP.
(Inventory #: 7660)
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