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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Tom Sawyer's Comrade by  Mark Twain - First Edition - 1885 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Tom Sawyer's Comrade

by Twain, Mark

Condition: Very Good


New York: Charles L. Webster & Co, 1885. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first issue. (The first American edition in cloth. All definitive points present: p. 9 has "Decided" instead of "Decides"; p. 13 lists illustration on p. 88 "Him and another Man"; p. 57 error "with the was" 11 lines up from bottom of text. Frontispiece has table with tablecloth visible under bust, Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; last digit stamped on p. 155 page number, extending slightly below; correct trade issue straight fly on pg. 283. Title leaf is conjugate, copyright page dated 1884. Pg. 143 has "l" in "Col." missing. No signature mark on p. 161.) 366 pp. Original pictorial green cloth stamped in black and gilt. A Very Good copy. Small chip to cloth on front board, edge rubbing, cloth at tail chipped and a little frayed, tips worn, a few small scratches. Front and rear hinges cracked, name in pencil on paste down, some light marginal reading stains and corner creases, tissue guard missing half. An unsophisticated copy of the classic American novel with fairly bright gilt.

Commonly named among the Great American novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, is generally regarded as the sequel to his earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; however, in Huckleberry Finn, Twain focused increasingly on the institution of slavery and the South. Narrated by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn in Southern antebellum vernacular, the novel gives vivid descriptions of people and daily life along the Mississippi River while following the adventure of Huck and a runaway slave, Jim, rafting their way to freedom. Read more: Identifying first editions of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Tom Sawyer's Comrade




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