CLEMENS, SAMUEL | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876
CLEMENS, SAMUEL | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876
CLEMENS, SAMUEL | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876
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CLEMENS, SAMUEL | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

CLEMENS, SAMUEL | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Sold:6,000USD
(1 bid, reserve met)

Description

Property from a Florida Collector

CLEMENS, SAMUEL

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876


8vo. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous illustrations in text by True Williams and others, 4-page publisher's advertisements at end, versos of half-title and preface blank; front hinge just starting. Publisher's gilt half-morocco; light rubbing to edges and extremities, front hinge starting. Cloth slipcase.


First edition. "The irresponsibility, the love of odd adventure, and the sense of natural justice as opposed to the village code, which characterize the heroes of this book and its sequel Huckleberry Finn, presented a sharp contrast to the Sunday School or rags-to-riches literature which was then the common fare doled out to children... these books let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood, and they will be classics the world over as long as there are boys" (Grolier American 79).


REFERENCES:

BAL 3369; Johnson p. 27; Peter Parley to Penrod 43. $ 6,000-8,000

Condition Report

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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CLEMENS, SAMUEL | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876
CLEMENS, SAMUEL | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876
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