First edition, first issue of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.
Octavo, 366pp. Publisher’s green cloth with title in gilt on spine, decorative gilt and black illustrations on cover. Rubbing to spine, with some loss of gilt. Includes 174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble. Archival reinforcement to spine, secured front hinge, cloth repair to lower tip of spine.
Contains the following first issue points, including a publication date of 1885 on title page, with 1884 on copyright page, “Huck Decided to Leave” on page 9, illustration “Him and another Man” incorrectly listed as page “88” on page 13, misprint “was” for “saw” on page 57, on page 155 the last “5” is missing in page number, the “l” is missing from “Col.” on page 143, no signature “11” on page 161 and page 283 being a cancel. The heliotype slug appears on the Twain bust, with tissue cover over portrait. (BAL 3415)
Overall an attractive copy of this important work.