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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
London Chatto and Windus
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The true first edition of Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Published 9 June 1876, the English edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the true first edition. Mark Twain did not want an American edition published until the novel had first appeared in England, thus securing a British copyright. The American edition was delayed, and not published until nearly 6 months after this English edition.
George Bayntun, Bath, England
Don and Suzy Plouff (Ex Libris bookplate)
Richard Allen Winter (Ex Libris bookplate)
Loss of gilt and color to the title on the spine with a small rub to the lower corner of the spine, small scuffs to cover with evidence of shelving.
Light foxing visible on very beginning and end pages.
Preface page slightly loose.
Some soiling and fading to the original cover and spine.
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