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    Sale 2508 | Lot 252
    Price Realized: $7,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2508 Lot 252

      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, minor fray to spine foot, corners bumped; contents clean with hinges tight; custom cloth chemise and slipcase. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885

      Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

      first american edition, a near fine copy with the key first issue points, including frontispiece portrait with tablecloth visible; page [9] with "Decided"; p. [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.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,500