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1884 THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN MARK TWAIN ORIGINAL SHEEPSKIN LEATHER 1 of 2,500 COPIES 174 E.W. KEMBLE ILLUSTRATIONS by  Samuel L. Clemens Mark Twain - 1st - 1884 - from Roga Books (SKU: 1)

1884 THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN MARK TWAIN ORIGINAL SHEEPSKIN LEATHER 1 of 2,500 COPIES 174 E.W. KEMBLE ILLUSTRATIONS

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by Mark Twain, Samuel L. Clemens

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THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

1884/85; Mark Twain; 1st Edition, Mixed Issue; New York, Charles L. Webster; Illustrated by E.W. Kemble; End page/Blank/Half Title, 366 Pages, 2 Blanks/End page; Publisher's Sheep Skin, Re-backed/Original Spine laid down; w6.7"xh8.8"; Very Rare!

ATTRIBUTES

ATTRIBUTES:

Original/Rare full sheepskin leather cover design, Original spine laid down, A Charming frontispiece & Author's Bust, 172 other great illustrations throughout, And a Legendary American Classic; Most issue points corrected, First issue points- Title 1885/Copyright 1884, pg.155 second "5" different font/slightly lowered, pg. 161 missing signature mark "11" at bottom, rest of points have been corrected.

Only 2,500 copies of this Publisher's Leather was produced, most haven't Survived!

SUMMARY:

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective) and a friend of Tom Sawyer.

BACKGROUND:

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".

The first American edition was haphazardly assembled by the printer, and bibliographers still do not agree on whether or not there is a priority to various issue points. An estimated 20,000 copies were issued in cloth, most of them being green and about 1 in 20 issued in blue, if requested by the subscriber. Another 2500 were issued in sheepskin and 500 copies in three-quarter leather.

CONDITION:

Condition is Good. Would handle with care, wear to edges, abrasions near edges (as usual), little glue added to top front edge to seal abrasions, re-backed with original spine strip laid down/worn strip, blemishing to first 20/30 pages then spotting here and there, most pages are good, hinges/text block are very good!

For this book, condition is better than most I've seen out there, even with faults.

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Bookseller
Roga Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1
Title
1884 THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN MARK TWAIN ORIGINAL SHEEPSKIN LEATHER 1 of 2,500 COPIES 174 E.W. KEMBLE ILLUSTRATIONS
Author
Mark Twain, Samuel L. Clemens
Illustrator
E.W. Kemble
Format/binding
Sheepskin
Book condition
Used - Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles L. Webster
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1884
Keywords
huckleberry finn, tom sawyer, samuel clemens, first edition, 1st edition, leather, rare book, classic, south, slavery, racism, satire, humor, bestseller
Bookseller catalogs
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