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TWAIN, Mark.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Hartford, American Publishing Company, 1876 Stock Code: 132079
£8,750.00

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First US edition, first printing, printed on wove paper, versos of half-title and preface blank. "The irresponsibility, the love of odd adventure, and the sense of natural justice as opposed to the village code, which characterize the heroes of this book and its sequel Huckleberry Finn, presented a sharp contrast to the Sunday School or rags-to-riches literature which was then the common fare doled out to children... these books let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood, and they will be classics the world over as long as there are boys" (Grolier American 79).

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Description

Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

Wood engraved frontispiece and numerous illustrations in text by True Williams and others, 4-page publisher's advertisements at end.

Condition

Small expert paper repair to single corner, pages a little toned, an excellent copy in a fine binding.

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