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Twain, Mark

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1438245416

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Twain, Mark

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1481928082

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Twain, Mark

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ISBN 10: 1441879269 ISBN 13: 9781441879264

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Item Description: Findaway World, 2010. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1441879269

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Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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Item Description: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1468161873

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Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York and London (1903)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York and London, 1903. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Illustrated by F. Strothman (illustrator). First Edition; First Printing. 8vo; [4], 66, [2] pages. A just about Fine first edition in the original red decorated cloth, gently rubbed and little fading to spine. In the elusive, nearly Fine dust-jacket with only a minor chip to the bottom of the spine. In custom made 1/3 leather cloth double slipcase. Hard to imagine a nicer copy can be found; The Jumping Frog in English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unremunerated toil. First separate publication, save for a note at pp 64 - reprinted from its first appearance in Sketches, 1875. BAL 3477. Bookseller Inventory # 29144

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Twain, Mark; Samuel L. Clemens

Published by C. H. Webb Publisher (1867)

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Item Description: C. H. Webb Publisher, 1867. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition.. 12mo 6.75 - 7.75'' tall. 1st Printing. 1st Issue. Brown (reddish) cloth, beveled boards, gold frog at lower left. Moderate general wear. Has had no repairs or restoration. Board cloth blotchy where rubbed, small chips missing from spine ends and spine/board border. Light foxing throughout, heavier foxing at front and rear blank pages. Page ends have surface soil. Hinges good, textblock firm, no loosened signatures. BAL 3310. One of only 1000 copies printed. Complete with the publisher's yellow advertisement leaf facing the title page, undamaged type on pages 21, 66, and 198. 193 pages. Mark Twain's sought after first book, it collects 27 stories that were previously published in magazines and newspapers. A scarce first book by one of America's most beloved authors. Bookseller Inventory # 90477

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TWAIN, Mark.

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Item Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo. 2 pages (two separate leaves, on laid paper watermarked "Keyston Linen"; traces of mounting on versos). Enclosed in a 1/2 brown morocco slipcase and folding chemise. To William Dean Howells: "G. Grist' is George Iles. It is a good squib, but I don't know whether it is suitable or not. You will know. I suppose you pigeon-hole a thing sometimes against the final day of publication - a day most unlikely in our lifetime, I do assure you. Come to think, I am in an odd position for a valuable author. If I should write a book, I couldn't publish it in under ten years, It ever." Clemems then goes on to report that he had seen Mrs. Howells and Howells' daughter and almost accompanied them down to Boston for a visit. At this point in his career, Clemens had immersed himself in business matters (most notably the ill-fated backing of the Paige typsetter) to the exclusion of most literary activities. One relative minor endeavor was his assistance in the completion of the much-delayed anthology "Mark Twain's Library Humor," anonymously edited by Howells and published by Webster in 1888. It is to this work which he no doubt alludes with his suggestion for the inclusion of Iles' sketch. An apparently unpublished letter, unrecorded in the Union Catalogue of Mark Twain Letters. Howells (1837-1920), American novelist, editor, critic, poet, and long-time friend of Mark Twain. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 601291

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Twain, Mark; [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Published by Charles L. Webster, New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster, New York, 1885. First Edition, Early Issue. 220mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 366pp. Frontispiece and 173 text illustrations by E. W. Kemble. First American edition, early issue with BAL points: copyright notice dated 1884, "was" for saw on p. 57, the "Him and Another Man" plate listed incorrectly as being at p.88, pagination on page 155 with final "5" missing. Photogravure plate by Heliotype Printing Co. of a portrait of bust by Karl Gerhardt with a tablecloth visible (BAL state 1), with the final blank leaf, also with the misprint "decided" on p. 9. Missing "L" from illustration on p.143, later corrected to "Col", as well as broken "b" in "body" on line seven. This copy is inscribed and dated by its first owner "6th April 1885". Language: eng VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some minor wear to head and tail of spine, and scattered damp-flecks to boards. Front hinge cracked at frontispiece. Insect damage to interior of front and rear boards and tiny hole in ffep, plus some small areas of loss to rear endpapers and pin sized hole to p.366 Original green pictorial cloth, blocked and lettered in gilt and black in folding cloth and marbled paper covered collector's box. Bookseller Inventory # twa14

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MARK TWAIN

Published by UK. Chatto & Windus (1876)

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Item Description: UK. Chatto & Windus, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover, First Edition, published in England first. has been rebound at some time, half leather, light wear, some rubs to edges, some foxing, has a large inscription dated 1876 on inner endpaper, has a pencil sketch opposite the preface page, the preface page edge looks like its been repaired, 341 pages, pages are a bit grubby, ( see pictures ) Collection Prefered, Get in touch for an appointment to view the book. Bookseller Inventory # 36840

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Twain, Mark

Published by Charles L. Webster, New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster, New York, 1885. First American Edition. Earliest issue possible, in publisher's 3/4 morocco, of Huck Finn, with the following issue points: (1). Illustration captioned "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88. (2). Page 57, eleventh line from the bottom reads "with the was." (3). There is no signature mark on page 161. (4). The title leaf is conjugate (uncancelled), with the copyright notice dated 1884. (5). Page 155, with the final 5 absent. (6). Page 143 with "l" missing from "Col." at top of illustration, and "b" in "body" in line 7 is broken. (7). Page 283 is conjugate (uncancelled) and has the curved fly on Uncle Silas' trousers, which is known only in prospectuses and a few leather bound copies, according to BAL 3415. (8). With "Huck Decided" on page 9. Quite a handsome copy, almost imperceptibly rebacked in the style of the original; marbled end papers, and marbled edges; internally, quite clean and bright. Neat owner name on FEP. Bookseller Inventory # pb.7660

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Twain, Mark; Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Published by American Publishing Company, Hartford (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. First edition, first printing, first state (with "THE" on half title in 10-point rather than 14-point type), peach endpapers, printed on wove paper, with preliminary matter paginated [I]-XVI and front and rear triple flyleaves of laid paper. BAL 3369. Johnson, 27-30. MacDonnell, 39-40. MacBride, 40. Octavo, bound in full blue morocco, titles to the spine in gilt, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The first novel Mark Twain wrote without a co-author, Tom Sawyer is also his most clearly autobiographical novel Enlivened by extraordinary and melodramatic events, it is otherwise a realistic depiction of the experiences, people and places that Mark Twain knew as a child" (Rasmussen, 459). Bookseller Inventory # 4341

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Mark Twain

Published by Charles L. Webster and Company (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Charles L. Webster and Company, New York 1885. First Edition / First Printing / First State. Copyright page dated 1884. Frontispiece Heliotype with tablecloth visible. Illustration "Him and another man" listed on page 88. "With the was" listed on page 57. Page number 155 lacking the final 5. No signature mark 11 present on page 161. Final leaf blank. Page 143 "col" in illustration missing the "l" and broken type in the "b" in "body". Illustration on 283 with straight fly. Green cloth boards. {ref: BAL 3415, McBride}. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, clean boards, clean pages. Light shelf wear, rubbing at the corners, light fraying at the spine. Torn rear endpaper, light age toning and spots. Bookseller Inventory # 7678

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Mark Twain

Published by Charles L. Webster, New York, 1885 (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster, New York, 1885, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A Very Good copy of this mixed state of the First Edition in the original sheep boards recased with a new spine. A nice firm copy with small smudge on top of page 110. Some First Edition points include Pg. 57 "With the was". Chapter 6 Contents reads "Decided". Lists phantom illustration "Him and Another Man" Pg. 88.Lacks l in Col. and Broken "b" lines 6-7 pg. 143. Bookseller Inventory # 127181

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Twain, Mark

Published by Charles L. Webster And Co., New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster And Co., New York, 1885. Red Morocco. Book Condition: Very Good. E. W. Kemble (illustrator). First American Edition. Octavo. {Grolier 100 AMERICAN, 87; FAMOUS AMERICAN BOOKS, 23; See also 2012 exhibition at the Library of Congress: "Books That Shaped America"]. The earliest prospectus offered the book in green cloth or Library sheep [BAL 3415]. Points: a) green cloth variant; b) title-leaf is tipped-in with copyright notice dated 1884 (state 2 - only 1 copy known with 1885); c) "Him and another Man" listed at p.88 (state 1); d) p.57, "with the was" (state 1); e) page number 155 has a final 5 in a larger font; f) p.161, signature mark '11' absent [not a true point -ed.]; g) p.283: re-engraved plate with vertical line in Phelps's trousers, is on a stub (state C); h) inserted portrait frontispiece is by Heliotype, with scarf visible (state 1); j) p. 143: lacks the 'l' in Col. Grangerford and with broken 'b' in no-body, lines 6-7; j) p.9 "decided" (state 1). {This copy matches copies 2, 4, & 14 of the fifteen copies McBride describes in his bibliography of Mark Twain's own copies at his Hartford home. [BAACACAA]. Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 006930

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TWAIN, Mark.

Published by Hartford, Conn., The American Publishing Company, 1875. (1875)

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Item Description: Hartford, Conn., The American Publishing Company, 1875., 1875. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first issue. Large 8vo. Illustrated by F. W. Williams. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt and black (spine ends a trifle rubbed, corners with minor wear). A tight clean copy. No signatures or bookplates. Zane Grey's copy with his estate blindstamp on the front free endpaper. Enclosed in a 1/2 blue morocco slipcase (spine faded to tan). BAL 3364 - with From Hospital Days and errata slip on p. 299 and footnote repeated on page 120. Bookseller Inventory # 226377

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Twain, Mark

Published by Charles Webster (1885)

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Item Description: Charles Webster, 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. There are several printing variations or "states" of this first edition, and this is the last corrected state of the first edition with the points corrected. This book measures 8 3/4" x 6 3/4" with 366 pages. It is in nice condition with some wear to the binding, and edges. The binding is tight, and the boards are clean with light rubbing. The pages are exceptionally clean for this title. This book has all "one hundred and seventy-four illustrations" by E. W. Kemble as required for the first edition, and the frontispiece tissue guard is present. There is no writing, foxing, or bookplates in the book. Overall, an attractive copy of this scarce first edition that has held up well over the years. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-710697705

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TWAIN, Mark

Published by Hartford The American Publishing Company (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford The American Publishing Company, 1876. "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" In Publisher's Scarce Half Morocco TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876. First American edition, second printing, issue A. [i-xii] (with [ix], [x], and [xii] mispaged xii, xii, and xvi), [17], 18-274[-276], [4] ads. On laid paper. Illustrated. Bound in publisher’s quarter brown morocco over brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine. All edges gilt. Previous owner's neat small stamp on front pastedown and contemporary signature dated 1877 on front free endpaper. Front hinge starting, , extremities rubbed. Overall, a very good copy of this scarce edition. Only 200 were published in half morocco. BAL 3369. HBS 67150. $6,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67150

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Mark Twain

Published by Landoll (1995)

ISBN 10: 156987395X ISBN 13: 9781569873953

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Item Description: Landoll, 1995. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_156987395X

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens; Mark Twain

Published by WW Norton & Co (1962)

ISBN 10: 0393095061 ISBN 13: 9780393095067

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Johnson, Linck; Twain, Mark; Belasco, Susan

Published by Bedford/St. Martin's (2008)

ISBN 10: 0312467990 ISBN 13: 9780312467999

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Item Description: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0312467990

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Twain, Mark.

Published by Charles L. Webster: NY (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster: NY, 1885. "With One Hundred and Seventy-Four Illustrations," 8.5 x 6.5, finely rebound in full gilt-ruled brown morocco, aeg, SIGNED BINDING BY BAYNTUN- RIVIERE, 366 pp, covers with just minor shelf wear, hinges a little loose, pp tone with a little finger soil to margins else a very nice copy. FIRST ED, EARLY STATE with Huck Finn frontis bound in, "decided" on p9, Twain's portrait with "Heliotype" and scarf visible, "with the was" on 57, "Him and another man" listed with p88, "Co" and broken "b" on p 143 and p 155 with "15_." Beautifully bound copy. Bookseller Inventory # 99-1224

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Twain, Mark.

Published by The American Publishing Co: Hartford, CT (1876)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Co: Hartford, CT, 1876. Illustr, 8.5 x 6.5, rebound in gilt-ruled brown morocco, aeg, SIGNED BINDING BY BAYNTUN-RIVIERE, 275 pp + ads, covers with just a hint of wear, hinges a bit loose, front blank with a short tear to top edge, contents toned with some scattered finger soil else a very nice copy. FIRST ED, EARLY STATE with half-title and frontis on separate sheets, small "THE" on half-title, unbroken type on pp 17 and 202. Beautifully rebound copy. Bookseller Inventory # 99-1225

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CLEMENS, Samuel] TWAIN, Mark.

Published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York (1885)

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Item Description: Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. 366 pp. 8vo, publisher’s green cloth stamped in gold and black. First edition, with the following first issue points: the title leaf is a cancel; "Him and another Man" listed at p. 88; "with the was" on p. 57; and p. 155 lacking the numeral 5; and the earliest state of the frontispiece. P. 283 is in the third issue. BAL 3415. P. 15 (the last page of the List of Illustrations) was detached and has been re-inserted, with some edgewear and tiny tears at the fore-edge. Cloth rubbed through at corners and at the extremities of the spine; but a nice copy, tight and sound. Mounted to the front pastedown is a gold-edged card inscribed " Truly Yours, S.L. Clemens / Mark Twain. Bookseller Inventory # 29972

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Clemens, Samuel L. (Mark Twain)

Published by Gabriel Wells, New York (1922)

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells, New York, 1922. Octavo, bound in original cloth. One of 1024 numbered sets with volume one signed by Mark Twain and Albert Bigelow Paine. 35 volumes. In very good condition with the labels in facsimile to the spine. "To understand America, read Mark Twain. No matter what new craziness pops up in America, I find it described beforehand by him He was never innocent, at home or abroad" (Garry Wills). Bookseller Inventory # 3697

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TWAIN, Mark.

Published by Chatto & Windus, London (1884)

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus, London, 1884. Kemble (illustrator). First English edition. Second state (bound with staples) Bound in publisher's red cloth stamped in black and gilt, recased with the original spine laid down, repaired at the extremities, rear flyleaf in facsimile. (When this was recased, it was sewn in the conventional manner as the first issue, but this was originally stapled). Some discoloring to the upper right corner of the front board. 32 page catalogue of publisher's adv. dated October 1884. A very good tight clean copy. BAL 3414. Scarce. This preceeded the US edition. Bookseller Inventory # 27209

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Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel]

Published by New York: Charles L. Webster and Company (1885)

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Item Description: New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Kemble, Edward Windsor (illustrator). 1st Edition. Illustrated with 174 illustrations by Edward Windsor Kemble. First edition, with many of the first issue points, including: cancel title leaf with the copyright notice dated 1884 (second state), the illustration "Him and Another Man" listed as page 88 on page 13, "with the was" on page 57, page 283 in the third state with a straight fly on a cancel leaf, third state page 155 with the final five larger than the first, page 161 lacking the signature mark, leaf 238 pasted under the terminal endpaper, frontispiece in the second state with no tablecloth visible and with Heliotype Printing Company imprint. Publisher's decorative green cloth, with an illustration of Huck Finn to the front panel in green and gilt, lettered in green and gilt, pale peach endpapers. Near fine, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, mostly to bottom edge, bright spine, clean boards, minor split to the paper hinge inside the front cover, binding sturdy and hinges secure, former owners' inscriptions to the front pastedown, a few faint spots to the page edges, else fine. Overall, a fresh and sturdy unsophisticated copy. Housed in a custom black moiré slipcase. BAL 3415. This copy of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the first American editions issued in a green cloth binding. Other bindings for this title include blue cloth, library (sheep) binding, and deluxe (half morocco) binding. While most copies of Huckleberry Finn in all binding variants have a third state title leaf, as "no copy of the published book has been seen, or reported, with the copyright notice dated 1885," this copy has the second-state title page - a cancel leaf that preceded the third-state conjugate leaf, indicating that it may be an earlier issue than the copies with the title leaf in the third state. Additionally, this cloth bound copy contains the definitive issue points on pages 13 and 57, as well as nearly all of the issue points found in cloth copies, with the exceptions of pages 155 and 283; notably, page 283 is usually found in the third state in cloth bindings, and the uncorrected illustration with the curved fly is found almost exclusively in the sheep-bound copies and BAL notes that "no examined copy of the published book has the defaced plate" indicative of the second state. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a pseudo companion novel to Twain's highly successful Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876); although both are set in the antebellum South, Tom Sawyer is the tale of a young boy's mischievous adventures, while Huckleberry Finn involves a disenfranchised youth's moral dilemmas about social conflict. Huckleberry Finn is a youth who runs away from his alcoholic father and befriends Jim, a run-away African-American slave seeking freedom in the North. The dialog of the text features local dialects drawn from Twain's experiences living in the South. When it was first published in the United States in 1885, Huckleberry Finn was highly scrutinized and was banned by several libraries. Interestingly, the text was banned not for its saturation of racist vocabulary and prejudiced world-views, but for its depiction of criminal, lower class white Americans. Although it continued to be challenged in the 20th century for its depiction and treatment of African-Americans, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains one of the Great American Novels. Indeed, Ernest Hemingway proclaimed that it was the beginning of American literature: "There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.". Bookseller Inventory # MT070

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TWAIN, Mark

Published by NY: Charles L. Webster and Co., (1885) (1885)

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Item Description: NY: Charles L. Webster and Co., (1885), 1885. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition, First State copy in the original green cloth of the Twain classic. All First State points: 1) Frontispiece of Twain with cloth visible under bust; 2) "Heliotype Printing Co." imprint; 3) P.9 (Contents): Chapter VI -- "Huck Decided"; "Him and Another Man" listed incorrectly on p.88 rather than p.87; P.57, 11 lines from bottom: "with the was" rather than "with the saw"; P.155: Final '5' off-balance; P.143: First word, the letter "L" missing from "Col". A much nicer, more presentable copy than usually seen. A very good copy indeed. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-6014110309

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TWAIN, Mark | Clemens, Samuel Longhorne |

Published by New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929. (1929)

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Item Description: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929., 1929. The Stormfield EditionTWAIN, Mark. The Writings of Mark Twain. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929.Stormfield Edition. Limited to 1,024 numbered sets. Thirty-seven octavo volumes. Title-pages printed in red and black. Photogravure frontispieces and plates (including portraits) after drawings, paintings, etc. by E.W. Kemble, Howard Pyle, Dan Beard, W.H.W. Bicknell, P. Newell, J.Allen St. John, A.B. Frost, and others.Original dark blue fine-bead cloth, gilt triple-rule border with the gilt stencil signature of Mark Twain on the front cover. Spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine set in the original pale blue dust jackets with printed paper labels on the spine.The Stormfield edition of the Writings of Mark Twain, published in 1929, is identical in every way (with the exception of Twain's signature) to the Definitive Edition which had been published by Gabriel Wells in 1922. Even the limitation of these two sets were the same, both being limited to 1,024 numbered copies. The only difference between the two editions was the addition of an inserted 'signed leaf' in the first volume of the Definitive edition. Twain had signed these leaves in 1906 in anticipation of the edition but died but died twelve years before it's publication in 1922. In fact the full cloth binding on the Stormfield edition is certainly superior to the quarter blue cloth over paper boards of the Definitive edition.The 'Stormfield' edition was named after Mark Twain's final home "The Clemens family was itinerant from 1891 until well after Olivia's death in 1904, trying out a number of houses, none of which they found ultimately congenial. Fully out of debt, Clemens decided toward the end of his life to try and recover the feeling of stability that the Hartford home represented by building another house, this time in Redding, Connecticut, where he had purchased nearly 250 acres of land in 1906. In 1907, he commissioned John Mead Howells, son of William Dean Howells, to design the house, and allowed, or perhaps even encouraged, daughter Clara to participate in planning and overseeing construction. Built on the money he earned on "Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven," he named the house "Stormfield" and lived there until his death in 1910. Clara sold the house many years after her father's death. When the house burned down, it's owners built a near replica, which remains in private hands." (Gregg Camfield. The Oxford Comapnion to Mark Twain, p. 267). Bookseller Inventory # 01682

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Twain, Mark [Samuel Clemens].

Published by Gabriel Wells: NY 1922-1924 (1922)

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Item Description: Gabriel Wells: NY 1922-1924, 1922. 37 volumes. Frontispieces, illustr, 9 x 6, blue cloth backed boards, vp, covers rubbed and toned, extremities bumped and fraying, spines sunned, spine labels darkened, worn, chipped and stained, volume 1 with couple spots on front cover, hinges loose, contents edge toned but still a decent, usable set of Twain's Collected Works. LIMITED TO 1024 NUMBERED SETS, VOLUME ONE IS SIGNED BY ALBERT BIGELOW PAINE, ALSO WITH DOUBLE SIGNATURE OF MARK TWAIN / S.L. CLEMENS. Bookseller Inventory # 98-5777

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