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ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) by  Mark. [S. Clemens] Twain - First Canadian Edition - 1885 - from TBCL  The Book Collector's Library and Biblio.com

ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

by Twain, Mark. [S. Clemens]

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Montreal: Dawson Brothers, Publisher, 1885. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Montreal: Dawson Brothers, Publisher, 1885. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. First Canadian Edition. Very Scarce. 4to., pp. 366. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered at the spine. A very good copy with some expert archival restoration at the extremities of the spine panel, endpapers renewed. A superior travail. Very interesting mixed points: frontis. Kemble portrait of Huck with rabbit & numerous in-text illustrations; Early copyright notice dated 1884; p.13, the illustration captioned "Him and another man" is listed at p.88 not p.87 as in later copies; p.57, the eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the was" not "with the saw" as in later copies; p.155, has a slightly different typeface for the final "5" in the page number; p.161, has the signature mark, "11"; p.283 is integral without a pronounced curve to the trousers. An interesting note concerning the manufacture of this book. When in the hands of the our book restorer, archivalist & surgeon doing the masterful open-hearth cutting, the spine lay bare, revealing that the binding had been built-up with contemporan eous clippings from a Boston newspaper leading one to postulate that the Canadian edition might have indeed been bound in the US.

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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