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Clemens, Samuel Langhorne | A fine first edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the book from which, according to Ernest Hemingway, "All modern American literature comes. …"

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne | A fine first edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the book from which, according to Ernest Hemingway, "All modern American literature comes. …"

Clemens, Samuel Langhorne | A fine first edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the book from which, according to Ernest Hemingway, "All modern American literature comes. …"

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

18,900

USD

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman


Clemens, Samuel Langhorne

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) … By Mark Twain. New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885


In 8s (216 x 165 mm). Frontispiece and 173 text illustrations by E. W. Kemble, photogravure plate of a portrait bust of Clemens by Karl Gerhardt (BAL state 1), title-leaf a cancel with copyright notice dated 1884. Publisher's pictorial green cloth, stamped in gilt and black, peach-colored endpapers, plain edges; slight rubbing at extremities. Half green morocco slipcase, chemise.


A fine, bright copy of the first American edition, early state, with BAL points: page [13], state 1; page 57, state 1; page 155, state 1; page 283, state 3.


REFERENCE

BAL 3415; Grolier, American 87; Johnson, pp. 43–50

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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BAL 3415; Grolier, American 87; Johnson, pp. 43–50