Lot 263: TWAIN, MARK. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: TWAIN, MARK. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Wood-engraved frontispiece and text vignettes by True Williams and others, peach endpapers, publisher's catalogue bound in at rear. 4to, original blue cloth stamped in gilt and black, slightly shaken, extremities rubbed with exposure to spine tips and corners, light soiling; 5mm serrated tear to blank portion of half-title, few leaves with closed tears to lower blank margins, occasional dog-ear, few stains to endleaves with contents generally clean. Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1876
Notes: first american edition, first issue printed on wove paper with half-title a separate leaf and blank on the verso. BAL 3369; Grolier 100 American 79; Johnson, pp 27-30.