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CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne] TWAIN, Mark.

Published by Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876 (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876, 1876. Square octavo. Original blue vertically-ribbed cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt and lettered in gilt and blind on front cover and spine, back cover decoratively stamped in black with publisher's device stamped in black in the centre, peach endpapers. Blue morocco slipcase and chemise, lettered gilt. Very slight rubbing and/or fraying to corners and spine extremities, inner hinges with some short superficial cracking, still an excellent copy, the cloth bright and fresh. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations by True Williams and others. First American edition, first printing, printed on wove paper, with the half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves (verso of half-title and recto of frontispiece blank). The American edition was published around the beginning of December 1876, preceded by the London edition published in June the same year. Mark Twain had moved to Hartford to work with the publisher Elisha Bliss, Jr. of the American Publishing Company. At the time, Hartford was a publishing centre with twelve publishers, and the town had the highest per-capita income of any city in the United States. Tom Sawyer proved such a success that Twain was able to hire Tiffany to supervise the redecoration of his Hartford house. It also inspired him, somewhat less successfully, to found his own publishing house, Charles L. Webster and Company, which had success with its first two publications, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, but went bankrupt by 1894. BAL 3369; Grolier, 100 American, 79; Johnson, Twain, pp. 27–30; Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 43–44. Bookseller Inventory # 51871

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by American Publishing Company (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Mark Twain on a laid in card. This First Printing book has all the First Issue points; printed on wove paper, with the half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves. Note: First Edition, second issue books are printed on laid paper with the frontispiece printed on same page of half-title page. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with minor wear to the edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom acetate dustjacket to protect the book. We buy SIGNED Mark Twain First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7607127073

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by American Publishing Company, Hartford (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves and printed on wove paper instead of laid paper. This FIRST ISSUE book is bound in the ORIGINAL Blue Cloth boards with light restoration to the spine. The binding is tight, with some wear to the edges. The pages are clean with some staining to a few pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with ALL the First Issue points. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11281615158

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TWAIN, MARK

Published by Hartford: American Publishing, 1876 (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford: American Publishing, 1876, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A BEAUTIFUL TOM SAWYER. Original blue cloth. 19th-century stamps of Otis Fish on endpapers. Inner hinge neatly restored, minute touch-ups to spine ends. An excellent copy. Half morocco case. A splendid copy of Tom Sawyer, one of the first great American boy’s books. This is the first American edition, first printing (on wove paper and with half-title and frontispiece on different leaves). The great wisdom and sparkling wit of Twain’s masterpiece Tom Sawyer is legendary, and every reading reminds us of the treasures buried in its pages: “If he hadn’t run out of whitewash, he would have bankrupted every boy in the village. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it – namely, that in order to make a man covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.” “Tom Sawyer was the first printed story of a boy in which the hero was recognizable as a boy throughout the whole narrative until Tom Sawyer was written, nearly all the boys of fiction were adults with a lisp, or saintly infants, or mischievous eccentrics in the work of Dickens there were hints of boys that were boys; but Tom was the first full blown boy in all fiction the book is a landmark” (Booth Tarkington). This novel of a boy growing up along the Mississippi River is set in a town called St. Petersburg, inspired by Samuel Clemens’s hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. The author may have named Tom after a San Francisco fireman whom he met in June 1863. The real Tom Sawyer was a local hero, famous for rescuing ninety passengers after a shipwreck in 1853. The two were friendly during the author’s years in California, often drinking and gambling together. Twain referred to the real Tom Sawyer in Roughing It, but in later years he claimed that he himself was the model for Tom and that “‘Sawyer’ was not the real name of any person I ever knew, so far as I can remember” (see Smithsonian, October 2012). “Mark Twain refreshed his spirit in this semi-autobiographical story of boyhood [and] 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.” Tom Sawyer is among the most difficult of the great 19th-century American novels to obtain in collector’s condition. This is a lovely copy. Grolier 100 American Books 79. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12590419354

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TWAIN, MARK.

Published by Hartford: American Publishing (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford: American Publishing, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. "Mark Twain refreshed his spirit in this semi-autobiographical story of boyhood . [and] 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 100 Books Original blue cloth. 19th-century stamps of Otis Fish on endpapers. Inner hinge neatly restored, spine ends expertly touched up. A very handsome copy. Half morocco case. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (on wove paper and with half-title and frontispiece on different leaves). The great wisdom and sparkling wit of Twain's masterpiece Tom Sawyer is legendary, and every reading reminds us of the treasures buried in its pages: "If he hadn't run out of whitewash, he would have bankrupted every boy in the village. . He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. . Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do." "Tom Sawyer was the first printed story of a boy in which the hero was recognizable as a boy throughout the whole narrative . until Tom Sawyer was written, nearly all the boys of fiction were adults with a lisp, or saintly infants, or mischievous eccentrics . in the work of Dickens there were hints of boys that were boys; but Tom was the first full blown boy in all fiction . the book is a landmark" (Booth Tarkington). Tom Sawyer is among the most difficult of the great 19th-century American novels to obtain in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-9553582566

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TWAIN, Mark (pseud Samuel L. Clemens)

Published by American Publishing Company, Hartford (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. First Edition. Issued some six months after the London edition, this most quintessentially American of American novels is comparatively uncommon in the First Printing, with only 5000 copies reputedly issued. A Second Printing, on laid paper, was issued on the same day. According to Blanck (citing the publisher's stock-book), a total of only 748 copies was issued in cloth with gilt page edges, and the Ahearns place a premium on these copies in their APG. GROLIER AMERICAN, 89. BAL 3369. BLANCK ("Peter Parley to Penrod") p.43ff. Square octavo (22.5cm); publisher's blue cloth boards, blocked in gilt and black on spine and covers; original peach endpapers; all edges gilt; [i]-[xvi], [17]-[275] + 4pp. publisher's ads. Blanck's First Printing, on wove paper with two blank pages between half-title and frontispiece; laid-paper triple fly-leaves front and back; earliest state of half-title, with "THE" in smaller type (per Ahearn). Expertly, almost invisibly, rebacked, preserving the original spine and endpapers; similarly expert strengthening and retouching to board corners. Spine a little rubbed and dull; light rubbing to boards. Internally fresh, with scattered thumb-soil and a few faint spots of foxing to text, but overall an attractive, Very Good copy of the uncommon gilt-edged issue. Bookseller Inventory # 17081

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TWAIN, MARK.

Published by Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1876 (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford: American Publishing Co., 1876, 1876. First American Edition, first printing. PublisherÕs brown half-morocco; all edges gilt; BAL 3369, noting that only 200 copies were bound thus. Front hinge a little weak; minor rubbing; back cover cloth slightly bubbled; at least very good; in a custom clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 33254

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Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]

Published by The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn (1876)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn, 1876. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. First printing, with the half-title and the frontis illustration on separate leaves, printed on wove paper. Collates complete as per BAL 3369. Only 5,000 copies of this first printing were originally issued. A Very Good copy in the publisher's original blue cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Rebacked, preserving the original spine, with the inner hinges mended. Cloth lightly soiled, internal contents generally in attractive condition. One of the classic American novels, Twain's bildungsroman follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer - and his friend Huck Finn -- in St. Petersburg, Missouri told with Twain's characteristic and unmatchable wit and humor. It would become his best-selling book and its sequel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," is arguably the greatest American novel of all time. "Mr. Samuel Clemens has taken the boy of the Southwest for the hero of his new book? and has presented him with a fidelity to circumstance which loses no charm by being realistic in the highest degree, and which gives incomparably the best picture of life in that region as yet known to fiction." (Contemporary Atlantic Monthly Review). Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1243

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Mark Twain

Published by Chatto & Windus, London (1876)

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Item Description: Chatto & Windus, London, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain. First edition, first printing, published on 9 June, preceding the first American edition that appeared in mid-December by about six months. Published by Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, London, 1876. 8vo with 341 pp. Rebound in red cloth. The book is in good plus to very good minus condition. Minor to moderate wear and soiling to the red boards. The spine is sun faded with light soiling. The gilt lettering on the spine is clear and vivid. Some small stains present to the top fore-edge of the textblock but it does not seep into the text. Previous owner's signature in light pencil on the front paste-down. Slight discoloration to the edges of the paste-downs. Previous bookstore's sticker on the rear paste-down. The textblock is largely clean and bright, with some instances of light foxing. A truly rare copy of one of the greatest adventure novels of all time. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. Bookseller Inventory # 000688

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Twain, Mark ( Clemens, Samuel L.)

Published by The American Publishing Company, Hartford (1876)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. Three-Quarter Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. First edition of the classic novel by Mark Twain ( Samuel L. Clemens), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Bound in 20th Century leather over marble boards, both endpapers replaced. Appears to be also first printing as referenced by several other booksellers. Bookplate of Marion Eldridge on the front pastedown. Gift inscription to half-title, to Johanna with Love, Auntie Lynn, Christmas, date 1928. Marks to corners of some pages, some fingerprints to contents, some corners folded. No underlining. Papers brittle and browned with some occasional spotting. Some short closed tears to margins, none affecting text. Binding a little less than square, and a little bit weak but this is by no means a copy for rebinding, this binding will last for many years still. Please enquire if you wish to view photographs or scans. Thank you for considering our books, we look forward to hearing from you. Please confirm postage costs and availability prior to ordering. Postage may be increased. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Private Press. Bookseller Inventory # 000002

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Published by Hartford The American Publishing Co. 1876 (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford The American Publishing Co. 1876, 1876. First Edition, BAL’s early state "B" with illustration on verso of half-title and xvi foliated. Printed on wove paper. Both this and the first issue were released on the same day of publication in equal numbers. With one-hundred and sixty black and white illustrations of such memorable as Injun Joe, Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher, and of course Tom Sawyer. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spine. [i-xii], with [ix, x, xii mispaged xii, xiii, and xvi as called for], [17], 18-274 [-276], [4] ads pp. A very handsome copy in an unusually pleasing state of preservation, the text-block is very clean, and unusually well preserved, the binding with only very light evidence of edgewear or shelving, the rear inner hinge with very expert, essentially imperceptible closing at the join of the free-fly and pastedown. A very nice, bright and handsome copy of an iconic and cornerstone American literary work. FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. A HANDSOME AND UNCOMMONLY PLEASING COPY OF THIS GREAT AMERICAN LANDMARK, it is the first novel in which the hero is a boy and the boy is the hero throughout. TOM SAWYER is now thought to be, along with HUCKLEBERRY FINN, one of the great stepping stones to the modern American novel. It, like Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville’s MOBY DICK, typifies and describes the American spirit. It lies at that very special moment in history when America, having challenged its past sets off on the new adventures that will force it into the coming century and the great expansion of its democratic spirit. To this day, it remains a cornerstone of American literature. Bookseller Inventory # 26308

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Twain, Mark (Clemens)

Published by American Publishing Company (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, second issue. This attractive book has an important point of 1875 printed on the copyright page, and 1876 on the title page. Later editions have a later year such as 1879. The binding is exceptionally nice, with minor wear to the spine ends and corners. Besides light wear to the panels, this copy is rich in colors. The pages are in good shape with some wear and light stains. Overall, a nice copy in the original decorative binding. We buy Twain First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-637686047

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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 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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Twain, Mark.

Published by Hartford, Conn.: Chicago, Ill.: Cincinnati, Ohio. A. Roman & Co., San Francisco, Cal. The American Publishing Company. 1876. (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford, Conn.: Chicago, Ill.: Cincinnati, Ohio. A. Roman & Co., San Francisco, Cal. The American Publishing Company. 1876., 1876. First Edition (1875) With numerous Illustrations throughout the text. Printed on laid paper with the frontispiece drawing of Tom Sawyer on the verso of the half-title page; and with the first page of the "Contents" on the verso of the preface page. With the ads for books sold by The American Publishing Company on pp. 277-280 labeled "Revised December 1st, 1876". Dedication page: "To my Wife this book is affectionately dedicated." VG+ in blue woven cloth stamped brightly in gilt and black on the front boards and the spine. There is light wear to the top and bottom of the spine ends and rubbing at the corners. There is also some staining across the top of the front panel and "spatter" staining across the rear panel. Internally, the book is very clean and tight with scattered foxing to the top few inches of the fore-edge. First Edition (1875). Bookseller Inventory # 2782

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Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

Published by American Publisihing Co (1876)

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Item Description: American Publisihing Co, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition. The book is in good condition with some wear to edges, spine splitting and rubbing to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, an affordable copy in the original binding with the 1876 year printed on the title page. We buy Mark Twain First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7955597781

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TWAIN, MARK.

Published by Hartford, Conn.: Chicago, Ill.: Cincinnati, Ohio. A. Roman & Co., San Francisco, Cal.: American Publishing Co., 1876. (1876)

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Item Description: Hartford, Conn.: Chicago, Ill.: Cincinnati, Ohio. A. Roman & Co., San Francisco, Cal.: American Publishing Co., 1876., 1876. Second printing of first edition. First binding with original peach endpapers and triple flyleaves. Very good. First edition, second printing, BAL's "Issue A" with mispagination to preliminaries as called for, and half-title and frontispiece on same leaf. With the ads for books sold by The American Publishing Company on pp. 277-280 labeled "Revised December 1st, 1876". Inner hinges weak, as are a few signatures. Some wear to spine extremities and corners of boards. Nice bright copy. Never "restored" (read mucked with.) Old faint owner's signature on pastedown in sepia ink. Bookseller Inventory # PHBOOKSTW74575

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TWAIN, Mark.

Published by The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn. (1876)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn., 1876. 275 [4, ads] pp. Illustrated. 8vo, publisher's full sheep, expertly rebacked in sheep with a new spine and spine label; corners renewed in sheep; original endsheets retained. First edition; third printing. BAL 3369. Front joint cracked; quite rubbed at edges and corners; tight and sound. Bookseller Inventory # 52373

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Twain, Mark

Published by American Publishing Co, Hartford, Ct (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Co, Hartford, Ct, 1876. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket. Illustrated by illustrated (illustrator). First Edition. Pages Soiled, Original Blue Cloth Front Cover Blocked in Black and Gilt,; first edition with frontispiece/illustration across from title page; "1876"on title with "1875" on verso; second page of Illustrations correctly paginated "XVI;" 4 pages of publishers ads "Revised December 1st, 1876", Only inscription on ffep, "To Charlie Donohue From his Aunt Nellie on his 8th birthday March 8, 1879", PROFESSIONALLY REBOUND WITH ORIGINAL FRONT BOARD AND NEW LEATHER SPINE W/RAISED BANDS, REAR BOARD IS NEW IN MATCHING MARBLED PATTERN!!; 275 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 86488

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Twain, Mark

Published by American Publishing Company, Hartford (1876)

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Item Description: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. First US edition. First US edition. Blanck's second printing, issue A. Original blue cloth blocked in black and gilt. Illustrated. This copy has been rebacked with most of the original spine laid-on, lacking from the word 'Adventures' to the top. The tops of the signatures have been neatly repaired at the gutter, not noticeable when the volume is opened. New peach endpapers. Light rubbing and wear to the original cloth. A very good copy. BAL 3369. Bookseller Inventory # 9579

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Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]

Published by The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn (1876)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn, 1876. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. Second printing, with the half-title and the frontis illustration on the same sheet, printed on wove paper. A Very Good copy in the publisher's original quarter-morocco binding. Brown cloth unevenly faded, outer spine hinges starting (now expertly secured), occasional soiling throughout the text and light staining to the end papers. Despite the defects, a rare copy in the publisher's morocco, with only a few hundred thought to have been produced in this binding. With both the first and second printings available on the publication date in equal numbers (5,000 of each printing), this second printing is an excellent substitute for the true first. One of the classic American novels, Twain's bildungsroman follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer - and his friend Huck Finn -- in St. Petersburg, Missouri told with Twain's characteristic and unmatchable wit and humor. It would become his best-selling book and its sequel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," is arguably the greatest American novel of all time. "Mr. Samuel Clemens has taken the boy of the Southwest for the hero of his new book? and has presented him with a fidelity to circumstance which loses no charm by being realistic in the highest degree, and which gives incomparably the best picture of life in that region as yet known to fiction." (Contemporary Atlantic Monthly Review). Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1195

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Twain, Mark

Published by The American Publishing Company 1876 Hartford (1876)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company 1876 Hartford, 1876. first edition (variant) [Note points: ffep and blank, followed by half title with frontispiece on verso; "1876" on title with "1875" on verso; second page of Contents paginated "XII," third page "XIII;" second page of Illustrations correctly paginated "XVI;" publishers ads "Revised December 1st, 1876" followed by blank and fep] textblock good; some minor tears, a turned corner here and there, with a smudge or two; laid paper showing age; binding has been repaired; re-backed with original laid on; hinges reinforced; blue cloth and gilt covers well worn, corners rounded; darkened with age and handling, but intact; pagination ends with 274; wood engravings in text; this copy is not for the pecksniffian collector wanting to spend five figures for a mint, unopened example, never touched by human hand; BUT it has a charm of its own, having brought literary excitement to generations of readers for well more than a century; it is a warm copy, well deserving of being read again--and a place on a budget-minded collector's shelf; Bookseller Inventory # 891

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Twain, Mark.

Published by The American Publishing Company, Hartford (1876)

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From: Ziern-Hanon Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. Full Cloth. Book Condition: Poor. First Edition. FIRST EDITION, second issue. RARE, printed on laid paper with wove paper endsheets. Full blue cloth with embossed gilt design on front cover and back board. Spine is missing and the book is disbound. Lacking the front free endsheets and the fly leaf. The half-title/frontispiece leaf is loose, the other pages are still attached to the stringers. Since the pagination to the front is the determining point for issue of this book, I will list the leafs as I find them: (half-title & frontis) + (title page & copyright page) + (dedication & blank) + (preface & contents) + (xii & xiii) + (Unnumbered Illustrations page & xvi) + (Unnumbered chapter title Page & pg 18). Page 19-274. Unnumbered "Conclusion" page. 4pp of ads (dated December 1st 1876). Small thumbing text and small closed tears to the fronts. Back board is attached by webbing to the spine. This is a rebinding candidate. Just recase this in a good later binding. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 013657

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Mark Twain

Published by The American Publishing Company (1876)

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From: Ian Thompson (Milton, ON, Canada)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. rebound in blue cloth, corners bumped, really a reading copy but intact rare copy of arguably the best American novel.Ist edition, 2nd issue, printed same day, frontis on back of half title. original spine is missing, replaced with blue cloth during the rebinding. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-6162188350

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Twain, Mark

Published by Belford Brothers, Toronto, Canada (1876)

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From: Yankee Peddler Bookshop (Sodus Point, NY, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Belford Brothers, Toronto, Canada, 1876. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Canadian Edition. Scarce book. Brown/black and gilt decorative/embossed cloth. Rebacked with original tipped, chipped backstrap overlaid. Gilt on spine is readable but dulled. Gilt on front cover is still bright as well as the embossing and color. Tiny chipping on foredge of a couple prelim pages and a fox spot on an occasional text page. A few pages of ads at rear of book. ; 341 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 42645

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Clemens, Samuel Langhorne.] Twain, Mark

Published by The American Publishing Company, 1876, [Book Date], Hartford, Conn.: (1876)

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Item Description: The American Publishing Company, 1876, [Book Date], Hartford, Conn.:, 1876. No Binding. Book Condition: Clamshell As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition Clamshell Collecor's Case. Twain Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. Custom Clamshell Case.Hartford, Conn; The American Publishing Company, [1876 Book Date]. Modern Custom Crafted Clamshell Case [Not with Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team; gilt stamped title piece, finished in black & brown Nuba® with 'sculpted' design on the side. TBCL Custom Craft available. Nuba® is a fine, supple & durable covering with a neutral ph that has the feel of velvety soft Italian Nubuck leather. An excellent Collector's Custom Case for an important Book. TBCL Web Site photo/link available for OVER 100 generally in-stock titles. Custom Craft available. First Edition Clamshell Case. Bookseller Inventory # 31491

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