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|Main Author: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s comrade) : Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to fifty years ago / by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) with 174 illustrations.
Publisher: New York : Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885[c1884]
Description: 366 p.,  leaf of plates : ill., 1 port. ; 22 cm.
Notes: First edition, earliest state: p.13, illustration on p. 87 listed as on p. 88; "was" for "saw" on p. 57, line 23; p. 143, first word is "Co" instead of "Col." and "b" in "body", line 7, is broken; the second 5, folio of p. 155, is missing; p. 161, figure 11 denoting signature is missing; p. 319, the word "been" on last line is gouged. Page 283 bound within the signatue and showing illustration before defacement. Picture of Mark Twain’s bust has the feature of the artist’s name on the shoulder, the picture is produced by the Heliotype Printing Company.
2 fly leaves at end, one of whichis inserted.
Printed by J.J. Little & Co.
Marbled lining-papers different from copy described in Johnson.
Original half-morocco binding.
Laid in: Original letter by Miss Virginia Warren, secretary to Mr. Hogan of Hogan & Hartson, about the problems concerning the first editions of Huckleberry Finn. Letter is directed to Mr. Dayton, dated Washington, January 22, 1942.--A Supplement to "A bibliography of Mark Twain" [by] Whitman Bennett and Jacob Blanck] New York: Privately printed, 1939, about the problems connected with the illus. on p. 283.
Johnson, M. De V. A bibliography of the works of Mark Twain, p. 43.
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