"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" In the Publisher’s Half Morocco
TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company , 1885.
First American edition, first issue, with the following points: the title-page is probably a cancel, with the verso dated 1884 (BAL second state, with the first state only noted in publisher’s prospectuses and advanced sheets); page 13 incorrectly lists the illustration “Him and Another Man” as on “p. 88” instead of “p. 87” (BAL first state); page 57 reads “with the was” instead of “with the saw” (BAL first state); page 155 is lacking the final “5” in its pagination (BAL probable first state); and page 283 is a cancel, with the illustration “Who Could it Be?”in its redone form (BAL third state, the earliest known to appear in cloth-bound copies of the book). Octavo. 366 pp. With inserted frontispiece portrait (BAL second state) and text illustrations.

Publisher’s half brown morocco ruled in gilt over marbled boards, spine lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. Marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Minor wear to boards, front cover with one small scratch and a bit of scratching to rear cover. Overall, a very good copy.

HBS # 67153 $7,500