First edition, third issue of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
Octavo, 366pp. Three-quarter black morocco, blue cloth boards. Original cloth boards bound at rear. Five raised bands, title in gilt on spine with decorative compartments. Top edge gilt, gilt trim to covers, new endpapers. Solid text block, light rubbing to corners and edges of spine. Small stain to head of fore-edge, no impact to text.
Contains the following third issue points: title page is conjugate and not a cancel; copyright notice listed as 1884; the final “5” on page 155 is slightly larger than the first and extends below the type line; and a redone engraving on page 283 with the fly on Silas in a straight vertical line. The Twain bust frontispiece is in the third state, with the Photo-Gravure Company imprint and “Karl Gerhardt, Sc.” on the shoulder. (BAL 3415) (McBride 92) An attractive copy.