Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)
by Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark
New York: Charles L. Webster And Company, 1885. First Edition. First Printing A professionally re-backed copy in very good+ condition with the original decorated green cloth back strip and cloth covered boards with gilt and black text on the spine and the same on the front board. The original end sheets have been retained with new front and rear hinges. An early prior owner's name ("L. W. Jordan of Balto" MD March 10th 1885) appears on the second free end page in pencil. The text block is tight and complete with occasional spots of foxing and soiling throughout. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 6 1/2" with the tips of the boards previously bumped and repaired and with the preliminaries (up to the title page) lightly soiled and tanned. This volume is a mixed state first printing of the first edition as the title-leaf, with an 1884 copyright date, is bound in. On page  under "Chapter V" the reading is "Huck Decided to Leave." The illustration "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88 where in this case the illustration appears on page 87 (1st state). The 11th line from the bottom of page 57 reads "with the was" (1st state). The second "5" of the page number "155" is missing (1st state). Considered to be Mark Twain's masterpiece and for generations known as a true American classic . (BAL 3415; MacDonnell, Firsts Magazine Sept. 1998; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 75-76; McBride, pp. 92-121) (Inventory #: TB28436)
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