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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).

by Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

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New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. First edition, first state. Acceptable. In green pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt. Page 283 a cancel. Misprints on pages 9, 13, 57, and 155 uncorrected, indicating first-state issue. A cheaply manufactured book, few copies survive that do not show wear and tear. In this case, we have taken measures to rehabilitate the spine and strengthen the hinges (splitting in most copies), and apply restorative cloth to the spine ends (stripped and fraying in most copies), extending the life of the book. Edges, lower corners rubbed, exposing boards. Pages toned and moderately stained. Text block a bit tired. Still, a prize copy of the first edition of one of the three defining books of nineteenth-century America. BAL 3415.

Synopsis

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.

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Bookseller
Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
6674
Title
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).
Author
Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)
Book Condition
Used - Acceptable
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First edition, first state
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles L. Webster and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1885
Weight
0.00 lbs
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Acceptable
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First State
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Gilt
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Edges
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