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Published by New York Charles L. Webster and Company 1885, 1885
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FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with BAL's first state frontispiece with the cloth visible, and very early issue points: "was" for "saw" on p.57; and the Illustrations list p.[13] shows "Him and another Man" plate as appearing on p.88; p. 155 with the final "5" dropped With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Square 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spine. 366 pp. A very handsome copy, bright and appealing. This copy is clean and tight and very pleasing internally, the paper fresh. The cloth is quite bright and the gilt is in really pleasing condition. Some very expert care to the cloth, spine tips strengthened or consolidated expertly and unobtrusively. Hinges firm and strong. A VERY HANDSOME AND WELL PRESERVED COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. Along with TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with Tom Sawyer, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville’s MOBY DICK, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future. Bookseller Inventory # 24958

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Publisher: New York Charles L. Webster and Company 1885

Publication Date: 1885

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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