Oct 27, 2022 - Sale 2619

Sale 2619 - Lot 232

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,800 - $ 2,500
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, slightly shaken, corners rubbed with light exposure, joints rubbed and slight fraying to spine tips, few small scratches to rear board; ownership inscription, A. Edward Newton and Kenneth Rapoport bookplates to front pastedown; custom cloth chemise and 1/4 morocco slipcase. 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 are 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. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885