Mar 02, 2023 - Sale 2628

Sale 2628 - Lot 248

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
TWAIN, MARK. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Half-title and front and rear flyleaves (tape repairs and pencil inscription to latter) retained. Frontispiece and text illustrations by E.W. Kemble, photogravure plate of a portrait bust by Karl Gerhardt (BAL state 2). 4to, modern full red crushed morocco, spine gilt in compartments; scattered light to moderate spotting to contents. First American edition, with the following first issue points: p. [9] with "Decided"; p. 13 illustration caption incorrect; and p. 57 ("with the was"). 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 and Company, 1885