1885 HUCKLEBERRY FINN MARK TWAIN 1ST EDITION 1ST ISSUE 174 ILLUS TOM SAWYER RARESee original listing
May 17, 2012 19:05:32 PDT
ROGABOOKSCOM Boca Raton, Florida, United States
|Binding:||Fine Binding||Year Printed:||1885|
|Subject:||Literature & Fiction||Special Attributes:||1st Edition, Illustrated, 1st Issue|
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OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
(TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE)
Mark Twain; 1884/1885; First Edition, First Issue; Charles L. Webster & Co.; Illustrated by E.W. Kemble; 366 Pages; 6.8"x 8.8"; Extremely Rare; NO RESERVE!!!
Great for any Fan of the Legendary Classic or Collector. Highly Collectible; Great Gift Idea; Seen selling for over $10,000.00!!!
The First Issue Points are as Follows: Title leaf is a cancel with copyright notice dated 1884; the illustration captioned "Him and another Man" listed as p.88; 11th line from bottom of p. 57 reads "with the saw"; p. 143 missing "l" in Col.; the final 5 in p.155 is lacking; p. 283 is a stub; first state frontispiece portrait (imprint Heliotype Printing Co. and tablecloth visible); also "Huck Decided" instead of "Huck Decides" under "Chapter VI" on p. , a first issue point per MacDonnell (Firsts, p. 31).
A Beautiful, sleek original green cloth cover design with pretty pictorial and black/gold labeling to front/binding, with a lovely two page frontispiece, and over 170 Excellent illustrations throughout and an Epic Adventure Classic from the Famed Author!!!
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book by Mark Twain, first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Considered as the Great American Novel, 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 (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective).
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.
The story begins in fictional St. Petersburg, Missouri, on the shores of the Mississippi River, sometime between 1835 (when the first steamboat sailed down the Mississippi) and 1845. Two young boys, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, have each come into a considerable sum of money as a result of their earlier adventures (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer). Huck has been placed under the guardianship of the Widow Douglas, who, together with her sister, Miss Watson, are attempting to "sivilize (sic)" him. Huck appreciates their efforts, but finds civilized life confining. In the beginning of the story, Tom Sawyer appears briefly, helping Huck escape at night from the house, past Miss Watson's slave, Jim. They meet up with Tom Sawyer's self-proclaimed gang, who plot to carry out adventurous crimes. Life is changed by the sudden appearance of Huck's shiftless father "Pap," an abusive parent and drunkard. Although Huck is successful in preventing his Pap from acquiring his fortune, Pap forcibly gains custody of Huck and the two move to the backwoods where Huck is kept locked inside his father's cabin. Equally dissatisfied with life with his father, Huck escapes from the cabin, elaborately fakes his own death, and sets off down the Mississippi River.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".
Condition is Good. Some wear to edges, light wrinkle to mid and lower front board, bumped corner, missing a little cloth to top/bottom of spine, two stress lines to inner front board, some blemishing throughout, few light marks to spine, last page missing lower portion (provided photocopy, could tape in or get professionally repaired), last seven pages had a slice to lower center, some taped applied to them and last end page, hinges/text block are very good. Overall, for over 125 years old its in Good Condition!!!!!PICTURES BELOW!!
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On May-14-12 at 10:46:36 PDT, seller added the following information:
pg. 57 "with the was" not "with the saw"-1st Issue.