Huckleberry Finn 2nd Ed 1888 Chatto & Windus M Twain
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) Scene: The Mississippi Valley Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago by Mark Twain (Samual L. Clemens) A New Edition with 174 illustrations London Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly 1888. Hardcover, 438 pages.
This would seem to be a second edition of this book, the first being issued in 1884. Unfortunately, this one is showing its age. The front cover is held on by just one cotton strip. Spine is all there and would re-attach but is quite worn. Front cover is not too bad, but cloth at right hand side is worn down to the card. Back cover has same wear to left hand side, and is SEWN (!!) by hand to the spine. It did work - it's still there, but could do with some sympathetic restoration!
Internally, most of the pages are clean, although there is foxing here and ther, and age colouring. There is a tear in the left hand side of the title page near the margin, but apart from that I can't see any other tears to speak of.
There are some lovely illustrations in this book - that would seem to be original to the first printing, as the illustration opposite the title page is dated 1884.
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