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Lot #256: First Edition, First Printing of Mark Twain's Masterpiece, ''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn''


First edition, first printing of ''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)'' by Mark Twain with illustrations by E.W. Kimble. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. This beloved classic has become a wellspring of American literary fiction, prompting Ernest Hemingway to say, ''All modern American literature comes from just one book by Mark Twain called 'Huckleberry Finn.''' All first issue points present including: (1) heading for chapter 6 reads ''decided'' (later corrected to ''decides'') on page 9; (2) ''Him and another man'' listed incorrectly with ''88'' on page 13; (3) page 57, 11 lines from bottom, reads ''with the was''; (4) tablecloth under the bust of Twain at frontis is visible and ''Heliotype Printing Co.'' imprint is present, with tissue guard; (5) on page 155, the second ''5'' is a different font; (6) final leaf is blank; (7) title page is tipped-in. Novel runs 366pp. measuring 6.875'' x 8.675''. In publisher's deep green pictorial cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt and black. Light shelf wear, previous owner's stamp in two places on first few leaves, and a few spots of discoloration within. A handsome copy, in very good condition.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$5,625
Minimum Bid:$4,500
Number of Bids:1