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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Twain, Mark

Condition: Near Fine


New York & London:: Charles L. Webster,, 1885. Near Fine. First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is a wonderful copy of the First US edition, final state with the following issue points: Title page is bound in; illustration list p87; "with the saw;" p155, final "5" is present in different font; p.283 trouser illustration redone and page bound-in; photogravure frontis portrait; p.l43, "L" in Col present and "b" in body corrected. Contemporary owner's signature in neat hand on ffep. 174 text illustrations. A beautiful fresh and bright copy with only very slight wear to lower corners and foot of spine. A later issue of this classic but in pristine condition.. First Edition. Orignal Green Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo..

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 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn




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