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  • Seller image for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for sale by Town's End Books, ABAA

    Mark Twain

    Published by The Limited Editions Club,, New York:, 1933

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    Hardcover. Limited Edition. Very good+ in decorated, green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with a gilt silhouette of Huck on the front cover with embossed darker green borders on both boards. A small quarto of 9 3/8 by 6 1/4 inches with the top edge of the text block gilt. The front board is slightly bowed. The contents are bright and clean with the hinges and joints tight and secure. One of only 1,500 copies with this copy numbered 1482 and signed by Carl P. Rollins the designer of the book. 494 pages of text and illustrated throughout with the original drawings by E. W. Kemble appearing in the first edition of the memorable classic. Additionally, there is a introduction by Booth Tarkington. A very uncommon title in the collection of The Limited Editions Club.

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    Twain, Mark (Clemens)

    Published by Charles L. Webster, 1885

    Seller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC, Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a laid in signature. This First Edition book has the original boards that are in nice shape with light wear to the spine and panels. The binding is tight, and the panels are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy Twain First Editions. Signed by Author(s).

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    TWAIN, MARK. [CLEMENS, SAMUEL]

    Published by Charles L. Webster & Co, New York, 1885

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    Original cloth. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition. SIGNED FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN ORIGINAL CLOTH OF TWAIN'S MASTERPIECE. "Early in 1885 Twain's firm-set up as Charles L. Webster and Company-released its first book, using the subscription channel. The opening ('You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' but that ain't no matter.') and the closing ('But I reckon I got to light for the Territory ahead of the rest because aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can't stand it. I been there before.') are the most explicated set of sentences in world literature. Before Adventures of Huckleberry Finn proved to be a classic that escapes its author's definition of 'a book which people praise and don't read,' it pleased few literary critics, particularly not the guardians of uplift. It challenged reticence about backwoods squalor and common ignorance, and it frustrated pious clichés. Yet tens of millions of readers, even of translations that lose not only the crosscutting of the vernacular but the idiomatic lilt, have delighted in its onrushing humor of character and phrasing, its escapist tableaux, its positive warmth where deserved, and its myth of inborn virtue. along with its sardonic profiles of meanness and greed. The original plates added the minstrel-show level of the illustrations that Twain supervised" (American National Biography). Huckleberry Finn "changed the course of juvenile literature in the United States, presenting the first deeply felt portrayal of boyhood. It is a classic of American realism both for this portrayal and for Twain's depiction of the pre-Civil War South, especially through his use of dialect" (Britannica). With the three important first state points: 1: p. [9], ".Huck Decided to Leave." is listed as part of the heading for Chapter VI (later changed to "Decides"); 2: p. [13], "Him and another Man" is wrongly listed as at page 88 (later corrected to page 87); 3: p. 57, ".with the was.", later corrected to ".with the saw.". TWAIN, MARK. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First edition, first issue. Octavo, original green cloth gilt. Front hinge tender, small close tear to margin of p. 93. Cloth with mild wear to spine ends; corners bumped and frayed, a few spots of general wear. Cloth retaining a beautiful deep rich green with gilt exceptionally bright. With Twain's signature in full ("Mark Twain") on soiled card affixed to front free endpaper. A particularly well-preserved copy of a first edition that is difficult to find in good collectible condition.

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    Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

    Published by Webster, 1885

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The very rare first edition in publisher's sheepskin, with the first issue point of the original drawing with the unaltered fly. Signed and dated by the author on a laid-in small card. Very good condition, front cover partially detached from spine. Previous owner's inscription on 2nd front free end paper. Housed in a handsome quarter-leather custom-make collector's clamshell case.

  • Seller image for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyerâ  s Comrade). for sale by Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB

    Twain, Mark. [Samuel L. Clemens]

    Published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1886

    Seller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB, Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.
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    Early printing of Twain's masterpiece, inscribed by Mark Twain. Octavo, bound in half buckram by Roycroft with paper labels to the spine, tissue-guarded frontispiece photogravure plate of Gerhardt's bust of Clemens, one hundred and seventy-four illustrations by E. W. Kemble. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Mr. Garth W. Cate: TakingÂtheÂpledge will not make bad liquor good, but it will improve it. Truly Yours, Mark Twain, Nov. 25/06." With a lengthy letter of provenance dated October 14, 1964 and signed by the recipient which reads in part, "Dear Mr. Jacobs, If I had been younger and could have carried out a study of some of Mark Twain's motives and acts, I never would have parted with my cherished old copy of the first printing of Huckleberry Finn. This was the first book given to me by my father. In 1906-1907 I was a lecture manager for Elbert Hubbard, the Sage of East Aurora, whose quasi-socialist group The Roycrofters was quite famous as an arts and crafts enter at East Aurora, New York. By that time the HUCK FINN was loose in its covers. Elbert Hubbard saw the book on my desk when I brought it in to have it rebound in the Roycroft Bindery. Said he, "No author could resist seeing such a well worn volume testifying to the delight it had given many readers. Why don't you send it down to Mark Twain and ask him to inscribed it. I'll sign and send Mark a few of my own books along with it, thus salting the mine for you." So I sent HUCK back to its spiritual father, and when it returned I was somewhat shocked, having been sent to a temperance Sunday School by a whiskey fearing mother, to find that he had inscribed it "To Mr. Garth W. Cate - Taking the pledge will not make bad liquor good, but will improve it." (Incidentally it was several years after that before I took my first drink. I am an abstainer today). Later on I was to marry a Christian Science practitioner, and when she saw this inscription she exclaimed: Why, that is the most immoral thing I ever saw! How could a great author send such a sentiment to a young man?" A careful search of Mark Twain's writings revealed that he had a deep-seated lifetime aversion for pledges, especially when they had been obtained under pressure from those of an older generation. It seems when Mark was a boy in his early teens, his mother and aunt talked and pressured him into signing a pledge not to touch alcohol in any from. Later he was to refer to this as "A ball and chain clanking behind him down the years of time." He hated such restrictions, especially when thrust upon him while immature." In very good condition. With the original publisherâ s decorated green cloth cover bound in and three rare portraits of Twain tipped in. With two further letters of provenance and several period Twain-related clippings adhered to several pages. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional presentation copy with noted provenance. Written over an eight-year period, Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was controversial from the outset, attacked by critics for its crudeness, coarseness and vulgarity. Upon issue of the American edition in 1885, several libraries, including the Concord and Brooklyn Public Libraries, banned it from their shelves. Twain later remarked to his editor, "Apparently, the Concord library has condemned Huck as 'trash and only suitable for the slums.' This will sell us another twenty-five thousand copies for sure!" The book nevertheless emerged as one of the defining novels of American literature, prompting Hemingway to declare: "All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain. It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing since.".

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    Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel L.]

    Published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885

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    Hardcover. First Edition, Early Issue. Octavo, 366 pages; VG; spine dark green with yellow lettering and a yellow box with black lettering, bound in publishers decorated green cloth; some mild bumping and shelfwear; Two BAL early issue points present: Copyright notice dated 1884, title page 1885, and on page 161 the signature mark 11 is absent. Modern scholarship has shown that there were only 3 substantive changes, occurring on pages 9, 13, and 57, with this copy having all in the corrected second state.; Half-title with clipped signature of Twain tipped in, reading "Yrs Truly / Sammuel L. Clemens / Mark Twain"; CX consignment; shelved case 3. 1345481. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

  • Seller image for ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. Illustrated by Barry Moser for sale by Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB

    Twain, Mark

    Published by Pennyroyal Press, West Hatfield, 1985

    Seller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB, NEW CASTLE, DE, U.S.A.
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    full green morocco. Pennyroyal Press (illustrator). 4to. full green morocco. Accompanied by a linen-covered portfolio containing an extra set of the engravings, both enclosed in a linen-covered slipcase. (xxxiv), 419, (vii) pages. One of 350 copies signed by the artist Barry Moser. This edition was published on February 18, 1985 on the one hundredth anniversary of the publishing of the first American edition. It is full bound in a deep green morocco with borders of triple gold fillets on top and bottom covers by E. Gray Parrot, then of Easthampton, Massachusetts. A calligraphic pair of dates 1885, 1985 circled in gold, and spine decorated with gold fillets and title. Orange striped paste papers were used for the endpapers. Accompanied by the publisher's extra suite of 49 prints housed in a liner folder with the book and suite of plates housed in a linen slipcase. The publisher's Prospectus is laid in. As stated by John Henry Nash in his foreword, we are reminded "that the course of American literature was changed by Huck Finn. Second, that the use of speech as narrative won for American literature its own kind of freedom." A fine collector's copy in a like folder and slipcase. The book was printed by Harold McGrath. Near fine.

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    Twain, Mark (eds. Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine)

    Published by Diani & Devine Press, Los Angeles, 2011

    Seller: The Ridge Books, Calhoun, GA, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Illustrated by E. W. Kemble and Denise Devine (illustrator). 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing. Book is as new. No dust wrapper as issued. ; B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 359 pages; Special edition of Huck Finn in which the "N" word Is, in every case, changed to "robot," and the illustrations have been redone to show Jim as a robot rather than an African-American. Theese changes make for an entirely new reading experience that falls somewhere between satire and science fiction. Signed with inscription, "To Ken," by both editors on the title page. Privately published and somewhat uncommon book, especially signed. ; Signed by Editors.

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    Mark Twain

    Published by Paul Elek, 1948

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Mark Twain, illustrated by Edward Burra, introduction by Walter Allen, Paul Elek, London, 1948, 1st edition thus (Camden Classics). Octavo (240mm x 160mm), 307 pages. Original publisher s grey cloth covered boards with darkened gilt lettering to spine. Some light sunning to spine, boards clean save for one very small line mark to rear board, no signs of edgewear. No dust jacket. Black and white illustrated endpapers, some light offsetting to free-endpapers. A scattering of foxing to flyleaf, page margins a little faded throughout. Features full-page black and white illustrations by the much celebrated artist, Edward Burra. A very good copy of this intriguing edition of the Adventures. Now in protective Mylar sleeve (removable). Seller inventory #304.

  • TWAIN, Mark

    Published by Chatto & Windus, London, 1884

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    hardcover. Condition: near fine. First. 174 illus. by E.W. Kemble. 8vo, red cloth, stamped in black and gold. London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. English edition, published prior to the American. This is a first issue, with ads dated October 1884. BAL 3414.

  • Seller image for THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN for sale by THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979

    Twain, Mark

    Published by Chatto & Windus, 1884

    Seller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979, ROCHESTER, MI, U.S.A.
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    First Edition. *** THE TRUE FIRST EDITION ***THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, Chatto & Windus, 1884, first edition, lower corner tips gently bumped, slight soil to small area of rear cover, spine ever so slightly tanned, else a tight vg+/near fine copy in the publishers pictorially stamped cloth with unbroken hinges. Illustrated. The true first edition of this classic work (preceding the American edition), and arguably among the top two or three masterpieces of 19th century American literature.

  • Seller image for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for sale by Archives Fine Books (ANZAAB, ILAB)

    TWAIN, Mark

    Published by Charles L Webster and Company, New York, 1885

    Seller: Archives Fine Books (ANZAAB, ILAB), Brisbane, QLD, Australia
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    First American Edition. Octavo (22 x 16.5cm), 366pp., 173 illustrations; original green cloth covers double ruled with blocked illustration and lettering in dark green and gilt, gilt panel on spine with lettering in green, author and publisher names in gilt. with the following first edition points: title leaf is second state; p.13 is first state; p.57 is first state; p.283 is third state (the leaf is a cancel); p.155 is third state; p. 161 is first state; the portrait frontispiece is first state with imprint of the Heliotype Printing Company and the table and cloth clearly visible. BAL 3415. Head and foot of spine have been expertly repaired and reinforced, corners gently rubbed with lower corner on top board a little tender, gilt on top board quite bright but dull on the spine, some minor insect nibbling to foot of spine and bacl board lightly rubbed with a couple of small (1cm) spots; new eps; inside mostly clean, occasional soil marks, pp.112 & 113 show a stain in the shape of a brown swipe or spray at the lower quarter of the page (9cm in length, 4cm wide at base and 0.5 cm wide at top). This stain is visible to a lesser degree in the two pages preceding and two pages after, No loss of text or image. A classic of both American and Children's Literature and the first American novel to be written in vernacular English.

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    Twain, Mark

    Published by Charles L. Webster & Co., New York, 1885

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    Hardcover. Condition: As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. First printing with the following issue points: First issue with the table cloth visible on the table under the bust of Twain; contents page [page 9] Huck Decided, later changed to Decides; illustrations [page 13] incorrectly states ill. is on page 88 but is on page87; on page 57 line 11 from the bottom with the uncorrected phrase with the was, later corrected to with the saw; on page 143 l missing in Col. And b in body broken; last 5 in page number on page 155 is missing. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Co., New York, 1885. Pages with some light smudging to a few pages, else a tight first issue in as new binding. 366 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-202. Price: $3250. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng.

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    Twain, Mark

    Publication Date: 1884

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    [a beautiful copy of the true fir] (Tom Sawyer's Comrade.) With 174 Illustrations. London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 32 pp ads dated Oct 1884. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black. First Edition, first state (with the October 1884 ad catalogue). With all of the attention given to the many issue points of the 1885 first American edition of HUCK FINN, it is easy to forget that it has been well established that the English edition is the true first edition of this classic tale. This Chatto & Windus edition was published during the first week of December 1884, with copies then being advertised as available and for sale. The copyright for the American edition was filed at about the same time, but copies were not actually issued until about four months later (it was first listed in Publishers' Weekly on March 14, 1885, and the earliest ownership inscriptions are dated March 9th or so). This copy is an example of the ill-conceived 1880s English experiment of binding with staples, rather than string -- which quickly proved to be unsatisfactory for holding books together, and which was soon abandoned. Yet this particular copy remains tight. This is a bright, just about fine copy (a tear in the preliminary leaf xiii-xiv, spine slightly darkened). Atypically, the bright red cloth spine is NOT faded, and the original patterned endpapers remain intact. With desirable copies of the American edition now fetching $15,000-$25,000, it is likely only a matter of time before the U.K. true-first HUCK FINN lessens the price gap. Blanck 3414; Johnson p. 44; McBride p. 113. Housed in a cloth clamshell case with leather labels.

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    Mark Twain

    Published by Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Bound in Rare Sheepskin and with the following errors. P9 "decided" uncorrected; p57 "with the was"; p 143 the l in Col present but the b on line 7 is in broken type; p155, no second 5; p161 no 11 sig mark; p283 with the corrected illustration; frontis with Twain's bust having Karl Gerhardt Sr on shoulder. This copy recased with spine laid down and one spine label present. One leaf with repair on fore edge. Quite clean, bright and tight. please study pictures for best view of description. (Ref Colin).

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    Mark Twain

    Published by Webster, 1885

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The saleman's prospectus, dummy for the first edition. Contains publishing information and order pages in the back. Some pencil markings and tracings that can be erased. Front free endpaper removed.

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    Twain, Mark

    Published by Webster, 1885

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, first issue, Webster, 1885, original publisher's half-morocco binding, rebacked. Reportedly one of only 500 copies of the first edition done in this deluxe format, with the half morocco binding. Of the total first edition of 20,000 to 30,000 copies, only approximately 500 were done in the half-morocco format, 2500 in publisher's sheep, and the rest in cloth (the vast majority of the cloth copies were green, a small fraction blue). This is the true first printing according to MacDonnell with the critical issue points -- "Huck Decided" on page 9, Him and Another Man incorrectly listed in the illustrations table for page 88, and "with the was" instead of "with the saw" on page 57. In addition, page 283 is conjugate with the original curved fly illustration, before the illustration was altered and then censored and replaced. All cloth copies have the later state of the censored illustration. Very good condition, residue of tape repair on front endpapers. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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    Twain, MArk

    Published by Charles L. Webster & Co, 1885

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    hardcover. Condition: very good. first. First edition, first issue. With the first issue points: at p. 9 the misprint "Decided" for "Decides", at p. 13 the erroneous page reference "88" for the plate "Him and Another Man", and at p. 57, line 23, the misprint "with the was" for "with the saw". Book very good, some foxing at front and rear pages, some wear.

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    Twain, Mark

    Published by Charles L. Webster, 1885

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First US edition. All cloth. All first issue points present. "Him and another man" p. 57, line 23. Page "15" not "155". "Deaded". "Co" not "Col". Very good condition. Paper tape along front and rear gutters as well along right edge of 2nd front free endpaper and half-title page. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper; two front free endpapers attached to half-title page with paper tape along left inside of pages. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

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    TWAIN, Mark

    Published by Chatto & Windus, London, 1884

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    True First edition preceeding the US edition. First issue adverts at rear dated "October 1884". Publisher's red illustrated boards with gilt titles. Housed in a bespoke pepper red quarter morocco gilt clamshell case. A fine copy with extremely clean boards & bright gilt. None of the usual fading to bright red spine. No chipping, splitting or tearing to cloth. Internally complete & clean. Some light occasional spotting to textblock edges. Titles clean and fresh. No inscriptions. Endpapers original and unsplit. An exceptional copy of an American cornerstone. A classic of American literature in which a Mississippi river boy recounts his adventures as he travels down stream on the great river with a runaway slave; his travels take in royal imposters, family feuds and Tom Sawyer's aunt who mistakes him for Tom. Voted the 18th best fiction book of all time by The Guardian.

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    Twain, Mark

    Published by Charles Webster, 1885

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A very good first edition in a beautiful leather clamshell case designed to match the covers of the book. The very rare blue cloth (not the more common green), with all cloth first issue points, including the visible tablecloth in frontispiece photo. One of only 500 first editions published in the blue cloth, compared to 9,500 in the green.

  • Twain, Mark

    Published by Charles L. Webster and Company - New York, USA, 1885

    Seller: Bynx, LLC, Orlando, FL, U.S.A.
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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First Edition. 366pp. First Edition bound in the original publisher's green cloth. The cloth is still dark green with the gilt and black vibrant on the upper cover, and the giltwork on the spine well preserved. Book has minimal wear at the extremes of the spine & corners. Outer joint of the front board has minor splitting; insignificant creasing from pp 38-58, with spotting / staining on early pages. A number of errors were discovered and then corrected during the printing of the first edition. This printing has the following important first issue points: Heliotype Printing Co. imprint is present; the heading for chapter 6, on p. 9 reads "Decided (later corrected to "Decides"); on p. 13 "him and another man" reference is to page 88, not 87; p. 57, 11 lines up, says "with the was." not with the saw ; p. 143, line 7 down from the top, part of b in "body" is missing; on p. 155 there is a font difference in the final 5 in 155. The first edition of one of the most important and greatest works on American Literature. All modern literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn Ernest Hemingway.

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    Twain, Mark

    Published by Charles L. Webster, 1885

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A very good first edition with first issue points -- tablecloth in frontispiece, illustration listed on page 88, was for saw, Decided on page 9. Green cloth. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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    Twain, Mark

    Published by Charles L. Webster, 1885

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A rebound version of the original full sheepskin edition. First Edition, first printing, with all of the earliest first issue points, and the only edition with the original illustration on page 283 (the original conjugate page, not the cancel that appears in all other first editions). The scarcest and earliest version of this title, here skillfully rebound retaining the look of the original sheepskin binding. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition in cloth with all first issue points for the cloth edition. Book very good with some foxing mainly to the front and back papers; some soiled pages, small water stain at bottom of page ends. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.

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    Twain Mark

    Published by New York Charles L. Webster and Company 1885, 1885

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    FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with the very early issue points: "was" for "saw" on p.57; the Illustrations list p.[13] showing the "Him and another Man" plate as appearing on p.88; p. 9 with 'Decided' in the heading to Chapter VI, later corrected to 'Decides'; p. 155 with the final "5" dropped, the final leaf blank, no signature mark to p. 161. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Square 8vo, publisher s original green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spine, now housed in a custom slipcase with wraparound chemise. 366 pp. A handsome, well preserved and pleasing copy of this enduring classic. The cloth still nice and dark green with the gilt and black still strong on the upper cover, the giltwork on the spine well preserved, only very minor evidence of age or use to the tips and edges, the text-block very clean and the binding tight and firm. A fine survival of a cornerstone work, with some very skillful and near invisible sophistication, in collector's condition. THE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. "ALL MODERN AMERICAN LITERATURE COMES FROM ONE BOOK BY MARK TWAIN CALLED HUCKLEBERRY FINN"--Ernest Hemingway. Along with TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with Tom Sawyer, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitman s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville s MOBY DICK, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A very good first edition, first issue in the rare sheepskin binding which has been recased with a new spine. Housed in a custom-made collector's clamshell case with a leather spine. First edition. First Issue. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Large 8vo, original publisher's sheep binding with the red and black lettering labels on the spine. It is estimated that only 2500 copies were issued in this binding. 366 pp. A very pleasing and handsome copy. Light, expert and unobtrusive refurbishment to the joints and new matching spine. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. A very handsome copy with the following earliest setting states as listed by BAL: "Him and another Man" is listed at page 88, BAL's first state; page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads ".with the was.," BAL's first state; page 155 with final 5 "stamped in" by hand (see Underhill), and matching the original font in the setting of the page number (no priority, occurring randomly in all three states independent of other major signs of first printing sheets, but this setting seems to appear least often); the portrait frontispiece is in BAL's first state, "heliotype" imprint on the portrait frontispiece, title page with 1884 copyright on verso, p.9: the heading for Chapter 6 reads "Decided" (later corrected to "Decides"), p.143: "I" in "Col." (line 1) missing and "b" in "body" (line 7) broken, p. 161: signature mark "11" is missing, final leaf is a blank. Very rare with this many first issue points. The sheep bindings are generally in poor condition, but this copy is still quite nice. Along with Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with Tom Sawyer, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitmans Leaves of Grass and Melvilles Moby Dick, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The original full sheepskin edition. First Edition, first printing, with all of the earliest first issue points, and the only edition with the censored illustration (with the bulging fly) on page 283 (the original conjugate page, not the cancel that appears in all other first editions). Book very good, leather cracking along spine to front cover, as well as a little on other side of spine to rear cover; some water damage to rear cover, and rubbing on covers. The scarcest and earliest version of this title. With 174 illustrations by E. W. Kemble. BAL 3415. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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    Twain, Mark

    Published by Charles Webster, New York, 1885

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    Condition: Very good plus. First edition. First printing, in the most uncommon form: bound in the publisher's full sheep. Twain often had ambitious plans for the publication of his books, as well as the ability to execute them through his own publishing firm, Charles L. Webster and Company, run by his nephew-in-law. Anticipating brisk Christmas-season sales, they planned four bindings for this informal sequel to TOM SAWYER: one in green pictorial cloth (the most common); one in blue pictorial cloth (to match TOM SAWYER); and two deluxe bindings: half morocco (goatskin) and sheep. Of the four bindings, the fewest copies were bound in sheep, estimated at around 2500 copies - though "they rarely survive in numbers proportional to the number that were originally bound" (Mac Donnell). The sheep copies were also among the earliest bound: most of the presentation copies from Twain are found in sheep. Because sheepskin notoriously takes wear more easily than other binding leathers like goat and calf, it is exceptionally difficult to find nice copies. 8.5'' x 6.5''. Original full sheep, leather labels on spine in black and red. Illustrated by E.W. Kemble with 174 black and white drawings. Page [9] with "Huck Decided"; page 13 lists "Him and another man" as on page 88; page 57 prints "with the was" (ref. Mac Donnell). 366 pages. Housed in custom half goatskin box. Hinges professionally repaired, some restoration to leather, scattered foxing, binding rubbed but sound.

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    Mark Twain

    Published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885

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    Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Very Good. Contains the three first printing points: "Huck Decided to Leave" on p. 9; "Him and another Man" listed on p. 87; and "with the was" on p. 57. Photogravure frontispiece of Karl Gerhardt's portrait bust of Clemens, illustrations after E. W. Kemble in the text throughout. Both hinges starting. Rubbing along panel edges. Bumping at panel corners and spine crown. Chipping at spine heel. Light staining on rear end page and both sides of FEP.