ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

(London: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1884).

FIRST EDITION, PRECEEDING THE AMERICAN ISSUE OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND GREATEST BOOKS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. The first state of the book with the earliest ads, dated October, 1884.
Along with TOM SAWYER, HUCKLEBERRY FINN is considered the stepping stone to modern American literature. And along with TOM SAWYER, for the first time, the hero of the novel was a boy. These books are landmarks and Hemingway often offered his opinion that the modern novel would have been impossible without them. With Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville’s MOBY DICK, they provide us with a view of America transcending its past and beginning its future.
With Twain’s “TOM” and “HUCK” first editions in similar condition fetching well over $10,000. these days, and with the first English of “TOM” their equal, it seems only a matter of time before the English “HUCK” follows in their paths. Item #29815

Preceeding the American Edition, the True First edition, the First English edition,“A” state with the gatherings sewn rather than stapled, with the April ads. With 174 black and white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth elaborately decorated with pictorial designs in gilt and black on the covers and spine. xvi, 438, publisher’s device (p. 439), 32 pp. catalogue. A very handsome and very clean copy, fine indeed with only very minor mellowing at the spine panel, hinges tight, very bright and in unusually pleasing condition.

Price: $2,950.00