Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 335

Price Realized: $ 2,600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
TWAIN, MARK. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Frontispiece and text illustrations by E.W. Kemble, photogravure plate of a portrait bust by Karl Gerhardt (BAL state 1). 4to, publisher's green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and black, spine tips and corners repaired, few small stains to rear board; re-jointed, contemporary ownerhsip inscription and additional later inscription on preliminary blank, very occasional minor foxing/smudging, mended closed tear on pp. 57-58 touching letters; preserved in 1/4 morocco clamshell case. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885

Additional Details

first american edition, with the following first issue points: page [9] with "Decided"; page [13] illustration caption incorrect; and p. 57 ("with the was"); the title-page and p. 283 cancels. The other known points "are of no significance in determining the sequence of the printing of the sheets. All of these occur at random in relation to each other within copies of the first printing, a strong indicator of the use of multiple plates, and possibly mixed sheets within the collating process" (MacDonnell, Firsts, vol. 8, no. 7/8, 1998, p. 31). BAL 3415.