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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

By Twain, Mark




The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, is a popular 1876 novel about a young boy growing up in the antebellum South on the Mississippi River in the town of St. Petersberg, based on the town of Hannibal, Missouri.


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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876 First Edition, First Printing with the half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves and printed on wove paper instead of laid paper. This FIRST ISSUE book is bound in the ORIGINAL Blue Cloth boards with light restoration to the spine. The binding is tight, with some wear to the edges. The pages are clean with some staining to a few pages. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with ALL the First Issue points. We buy Mark Twain First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark

"Mark Twain refreshed his spirit in this semi-autobiographical story of boyhood . [and] 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 100 Books Original blue cloth. 19th-century stamps of Otis Fish on endpapers. Inner hinge neatly restored, spine ends expertly touched up. A very handsome copy. Half morocco case. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (on wove paper and with half-title and frontispiece on different leaves). The great wisdom and sparkling wit of Twain's masterpiece Tom Sawyer is legendary, and every reading reminds us of the treasures buried in its pages: "If he hadn't run out of whitewash, he would have bankrupted every boy in the village. . He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. . Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do." "Tom Sawyer was the first printed story of a boy in which the hero was recognizable as a boy throughout the whole narrative . until Tom Sawyer was written, nearly all the boys of fiction were adults with a lisp, or saintly infants, or mischievous eccentrics . in the work of Dickens there were hints of boys that were boys; but Tom was the first full blown boy in all fiction . the book is a landmark" (Booth Tarkington). Tom Sawyer is among the most difficult of the great 19th-century American novels to obtain in collector's condition.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens)

American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876 First Edition, First Issue printed on wove paper with the half title page printed on a separate leaf that is blank on the verso. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's blue cloth with light wear to the boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely UNRESTORED copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark

London: Chatto and Windus, 1876 Octavo. Original red cloth with border and cover design blocked in black and lettering in gilt, cream coated endpapers. Housed in a blue quarter morocco solander box. The true First edition, published on 9 June, thus preceding the first American edition that appeared in mid-December by some six months. Twain chose to have the book published first in London to ensure copyright and perhaps also because he was more highly esteemed in Britain than at home. Oxford conferred an honorary doctorate on Twain in 1907, three years before his death, an honor grander than any he ever received in America. BAL 3367.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The

TWAIN, Mark; (CLEMENS, Samuel L.)

Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876. First American Edition, First Printing TWAIN, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, 1876. First American edition, first printing, with the following points: printed on wove paper and half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves (with verso of half-title and recto of frontispiece blank) and all six fly-leaves on laid paper. Square octavo (8 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches; 213 x 166 mm.). [6, blank], xvi, [17]-274, [1], [1, blank], [4, publisher's advertisements ("Revised December 1st, 1876.")], [6, blank] pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations by True Williams and others. Pages, 215/6, 243/4 & 245/6 with tiny pieces (1/4 x 1/8 inch max) torn away from upper corner. Some expert and very small repairs to inner hinges, some light stains to rear endpapers just affecting last two blank fly-leaves. Some light occasional marginal soiling, but still an excellent copy. Original blue vertically-ribbed cloth decoratively stamped in black and gilt and lettered in gilt and blind on front cover and spine. Back cover decoratively stamped in black with publisher's device stamped in black in the center. Original peach endpapers. Head and tail of spine and corners expertly and almost invisibly strengthened, small abrasion with loss of cloth (1/8 inch square) on rear cover, gilt on spine a little dull. Neat early ink presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, dated Dec 25th/76. Even with the aforementioned issues this is still an exceptional copy of the very rare first issue of this classic tale. Housed in a quarter black morocco clamshell case. "Turning away from the adult corruption and humbuggery which he had satirized in The Gilded Age, Mark Twain refreshed his spirit in this semi-autobiographical story of boyhood. 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. For once, the natural rights of the small boy were set forth by a great writer who remembered his own childhood, when he had indeed inveigled some boys into whitewashing a fence for him, given pain-killer to his cat, teased his brother unmercifully, and continually sharpened his wits in devising ways of escaping punishment. 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, 100 American). "The book was published during December 1876 although application for copyright had been made as early as July 21, 1875; copies were not received for entry at the Library of Congress until January 2, 1877. The [first] English edition [published by Chatto & Windus, London] was published on June 9, 1876, about six months before the American edition was put on sale" (Peter Parley to Penrod). BAL 3369. Grolier, 100 American, 79. Johnson, Twain, pp. 27-30. Peter Parley to Penrod, pp. 43-44.

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, THE

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.] THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876. First edition, first printing. Original decorated blue cloth, gilt. Spine ends lightly frayed, some stains to cloth, some strengthening of hinges, but a very good tight clean copy. The first printing was 5,000 copies, and by January, 1877, 9,879 copies had been printed and bound. Advance subscription orders called for a second printing before the day of publication, so even those very first buyers of this book stood only a fifty precent chance of getting a copy of the first printing. "For once, the natural rights of the small boy were set forth by a great writer who remembered his own childhood, when he had indeed inveigled some boys into whitewashing a fence for him, given pain-killer to his cat, teased his brother unmercifully, and continually sharpened his wits in devising ways of escaping punishment .... [this book] let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood ..." --Grolier Hundred. Housed in a quarter morocco folding case. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 43. BAL 3369. Grolier American Hundred 79.

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The adventures of Tom Sawyer

TWAIN, Mark

Hartford: The American Publishing Co, 1876. FIRST EDITION. Wood-engraved frontispiece and half title printed on separate leaves, and numerous wood engravings by True Williams and others. Lovely full blue morocco with gilt borders, spine in compartments decorated in gilt; an excellent copy. First printing, first issue, with all issue points noted. Featuring one of the best-loved characters in American fiction, we join Tom with his well-known incidents of the whitewashed fence, his love affair with Becky Thatcher, and the trial of Injun Joe, all evocative of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his youth. A somber undercurrent is threaded through the high humor and brazen nostalgia of the story, which highlights the dichotomy of the innocence of childhood and the inequities of the realities of adulthood in this Midwestern town: base emotions and fallacies, murder and retribution, starvation and slavery. The adventures of Tom Sawyer was continually adapted for film and television. Lauded as the "Father of American Literature," Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his most-used pen name, Mark Twain, is a hallmark of classic American literature. Known for his famous work, The adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, The adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain is known for his radical civil rights views and often-censored subject matter. His works run the gamut from novels, to collections of letters, to humorous stories about nineteenth century steamboat culture. Also included is a "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE STAMP AND ENVELOPE, Hannibal, MO., Feb. 13, 1940, 9-am." Inside the envelope is a pictorial post card depicting the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn statue in Hannibal, MO. Both are in the original condition, as new.

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, THE

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.] THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876. First edition, first printing. Original full sheep, black morocco label, gilt, raised bands. professionally rebacked with original pink end papers and spine label wholly intact; a tight clean copy with only some scattered fozing in text. The first printing was 5,000 copies, and by January, 1877, 9,879 copies had been printed and bound. Advance subscription orders called for a second printing before the day of publication, so even those very first buyers of this book stood only a fifty precent chance of getting a copy of the first printing. The number of copies of the first printing bound in sheep is unknown, but by 1879, 28,962 copies had been printed and bound, of which 3,680 were in the sheep binding. "For once, the natural rights of the small boy were set forth by a great writer who remembered his own childhood, when he had indeed inveigled some boys into whitewashing a fence for him, given pain-killer to his cat, teased his brother unmercifully, and continually sharpened his wits in devising ways of escaping punishment .... [this book] let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood ..." --Grolier Hundred. Housed in a quarter morocco case. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 43. BAL 3369. Grolier American Hundred 79.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark

Hartford: The The American Publishing Company, 1876 First printing, First State. The half title and frontispiece are printed on separate leaves with versos blank. Four pages of adds at rear. Book is bound in blue buckram stamped in gilt and black. The inner hinges have expert, almost invisible repair. Previous owner's stamp on rear pastedown. An excellent copy. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover. Book is housed in a quarter morocco clamshell case.. First Edition.. Near Fine/Not Issued.

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, THE

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.] THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876. First edition, first printing. Original decorated blue cloth, gilt. A very good tight clean copy, expertly recased. With a Christmas, 1876 gift inscription. The first printing was 5,000 copies, and by January, 1877, 9,879 copies had been printed and bound. Advance subscription orders called for a second printing before the day of publication, so even those very first buyers of this book stood only a fifty precent chance of getting a copy of the first printing. "For once, the natural rights of the small boy were set forth by a great writer who remembered his own childhood, when he had indeed inveigled some boys into whitewashing a fence for him, given pain-killer to his cat, teased his brother unmercifully, and continually sharpened his wits in devising ways of escaping punishment .... [this book] let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood ..." --Grolier Hundred. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 43. BAL 3369. Grolier American Hundred 79.

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, THE

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.] THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876. First edition, first printing. Original decorated blue cloth, gilt. Fore-edges of five leaves browned or frayed due to having once been slightly sprung, spine ends heavily worn, some foxing and scattered stains in text; but a good tight copy. The first printing was 5,000 copies, and by January, 1877, 9,879 copies had been printed and bound. Advance subscription orders called for a second printing before the day of publication, so even those very first buyers of this book stood only a fifty precent chance of getting a copy of the first printing. "For once, the natural rights of the small boy were set forth by a great writer who remembered his own childhood, when he had indeed inveigled some boys into whitewashing a fence for him, given pain-killer to his cat, teased his brother unmercifully, and continually sharpened his wits in devising ways of escaping punishment .... [this book] let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood ..." --Grolier Hundred. Housed in a cloth folding case, leather label. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 43. BAL 3369. Grolier American Hundred 79.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark

London: Chatto & Windus, 1876. Original red cloth gilt with black decorations, considerable wear on spine, at spine ends, on edges and corners. Cream-coated end papers. Publishers devices on title page and at rear. Rear device has penciled in the following: "Coat of arms of David". Solander Box red morocco spine gilt with 5 raised bands over red cloth, signed by Root. First printing preceding the American of Twain's landmark work. (Blanck 3367). First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fair/Solander Box Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Twain Mark

Hartford: The American Publishing Co., 1876. First Edition, BAL’s early state “B” with illustration on verso of half-title and xvi foliated, with mispaginations as called for . Printed on laid paper. Both this and the first issue were released on the same day of publication in equal numbers. With one-hundred and sixty black and white illustrations of such memorable as Injun Joe, Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher, and of course Tom Sawyer. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spine. [i-xii], with [ix, x, xii mispaged xii, xiii, and xvi as called for], [17], 18-274 [-276], [4] ads pp. A very handsome copy in a pleasing state of preservation, the text-block is very clean and unusually well preserved, the binding with only very light evidence of edge-wear or shelving, the tips skillfully consolidated and expertly tended to in very sympathetic fashion. A very nice, bright and pleasing copy of an iconic and cornerstone American literary work. FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. A HANDSOME AND PLEASING COPY OF THIS GREAT AMERICAN LANDMARK, it is the first novel in which the hero is a boy and the boy is the hero throughout. TOM SAWYER is now thought to be, along with HUCKLEBERRY FINN, one of the great stepping stones to the modern American novel. It, like Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville’s MOBY DICK, typifies and describes the American spirit. It lies at that very special moment in history when America, having challenged its past sets off on the new adventures that will force it into the coming century and the great expansion of its democratic spirit. To this day, it remains a cornerstone of American literature.

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Twain Mark

Hartford: The American Publishing Co., 1876. First Edition, BAL’s early state “A” with illustration on verso of half-title and xvi foliated, with mis-paginations as called for. Both this and the first issue were released on the same day of publication in equal numbers. With one-hundred and sixty black and white illustrations of such memorable as Injun Joe, Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher, and of course Tom Sawyer. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and black on the covers and spine, blue cloth covered slipcase included to protect the volume. [i-xii], with [ix, x, xii mispaged xii, xiii, and xvi as called for], [17], 18-274 [-276], [4] ads pp. A very handsome copy in a pleasing state of preservation, the text-block is very clean and unusually well preserved, the binding with only very light evidence of edge-wear or shelving, the tips skillfully consolidated and expertly tended to in very sympathetic fashion. A very nice, bright and pleasing copy of an iconic and cornerstone American literary work. FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. A HANDSOME AND PLEASING COPY OF THIS GREAT AMERICAN LANDMARK, it is the first novel in which the hero is a boy and the boy is the hero throughout. TOM SAWYER is now thought to be, along with HUCKLEBERRY FINN, one of the great stepping stones to the modern American novel. It, like Whitman’s LEAVES OF GRASS and Melville’s MOBY DICK, typifies and describes the American spirit. It lies at that very special moment in history when America, having challenged its past sets off on the new adventures that will force it into the coming century and the great expansion of its democratic spirit. To this day, it remains a cornerstone of American literature.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark

American Publishing Company, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First Edition, Second issue with illustration on verso of half title and pages IX, X, & XII instead labeled XII, XIII, & XVI. Laid in is a card inscribed "Truly Yours", and SIGNED "Mark Twain". The card is of heavy stock and was previously attached to another sheet of paper, the remains of which are on the verso. A glue stain is present on the bottom edge of the card and very minute amounts of foxing are present on card face. The original cloth covers of the book have had the corners professionally touched up and the original spine is professionally refurbished although still age darkened with the gilt considerably less bright than the front panel. There is an ink name on the front endpaper, the hinges have been stabilized with Japanese paper, and the first contents page has a short tear near the gutter. The pages have light age toning, there is some soiling on the rear pastedown and endpaper, the front endpaper has two small tears and a tiny chip, and there is off setting on the second and third front endpapers from a prior occupant and which bleeds through faintly to the illustration and title page. The binding is still quite solid.

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark (Clemens)

American Publishing Company, 1876 First Edition. A beautiful copy. This attractive second issue book has an important point of 1875 printed on the copyright page, and 1876 on the title page. Later editions have a later year such as 1879. The binding is exceptionally nice, with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

Chatto & Windus, London, 1876 First Edition, First Printing with 1876 date printed on the title page. A beautiful copy bound in brown leather with raised bands and gold lettering. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition.. Hardcover. Fine.

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.] THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. London: Chatto & Windus, 1876. First English edition, preceding the American edition by six months (June vs. December, 1876). Original red decorated cloth, gilt. The edition was 2,000 copies (Welland). Stains and spotting to cloth; expertly rebacked preserving the original spine. BAL 3367.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

Chatto & Windus, London, 1876 First English edition, preceding the first American edition by six months. Octavo. [viii], [1]-341, [2] pages. Twentieth Century brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph with titles stamped in gilt on the front board and between five raised bands on the spine. Gilt floral dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Previous owner "J. R. Minshull Ford 1876" in ink on the title page. A handsome copy in near fine condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

The American Publishing Company, 1876 First Edition, second state with the 1876 date printed on the title page and the frontispiece printed on same page of half-title page. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor discoloration but NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy bound in the original publisher's blue cloth. We buy Twain First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

TWAIN, Mark

Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876. First. hardcover. very good(+). 8vo, re-bound in dark blue leather, with the original decorative blue cloth incorporated on the front cover. Hartford, etc.: American Publishing Co., 1876. First Edition. Second issue, with the frontispiece on the verso of the half title. The half title is smudged, and chipped on the front edge, but otherwise a clean, attractive copy.

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, THE.

TWAIN, MARK.

Very good. 1876. Second printing of first edition.. First binding with original peach endpapers and triple flyleaves. . First edition, second printing, BAL's "Issue A" with mispagination to preliminaries as called for, and half-title and frontispiece on same leaf. With the ads for books sold by The American Publishing Company on pp. 277-280 labeled "Revised December 1st, 1876". Inner hinges weak, as are a few signatures. Some wear to spine extremities and corners of boards. Nice bright copy. Never "restored" (read mucked with.) Old faint owner's signature on pastedown in sepia ink. BAL 3369 .

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, THE

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.] THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1876. First edition, second printing, issue A (no sequence). Original blue decorated cloth, gilt. Foot of spine with small snag mended, else a rather nice copy with only the mildest rubbing at spine tips and corners. The first printing (5,000 copies) was published the same day as the second printing (also 5,000 copies). The official publication date is unknown, but copies were being distributed (if not actually offered for sale) by December 20, 1876, and we have handled one copy inscribed in the first week of December, several days before the first 100 copies were delivered from the bindery (yes, before...). Those first 100 copies were delivered from the bindery to the publisher on December 8, 1876, and by January 8, 1877, a total of 9,879 copies had been bound. "For once, the natural rights of the small boy were set forth by a great writer who remembered his own childhood, when he had indeed inveigled some boys into whitewashing a fence for him, given pain-killer to his cat, teased his brother unmercifully, and continually sharpened his wits in devising ways of escaping punishment .... [this book] let fresh air into the minds of parents who had shut the door on their own childhood ..." --Grolier American Hundred. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 43. BAL 3369. Grolier American Hundred 79.

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Twain, Mark

Hartford, Connecticut: The American Publishing Company, 1876. 275 pages + 4 pages of publisher's catalog. The second printing of the first edition--issue A, printed on laid paper, with frontispiece printed on verso of half-title page and first page of contents on verso of preface. Publisher's catalogue "Revised December 1st, 1876". This second printing was published on the same day as the first printing. Bound in the original blue cloth covers decorated in gilt and black. Profusely illustrated with 162 wood engravings, 160 of them by True Williams, whose drawings for the book were approvingly called "rattling pictures" by Twain. Seven of the illustrations are neatly hand-colored; the coloring is subtle and appropriate--so much so that at first I had come across a rare copy with original professional hand-coloring. But, alas, not so. The book is clean and tight; the cloth and its decoration are very bright--some minor color leaching on the front cover. On the front free endpaper is the signature of Lucretia C. Lennig, with her Philadelphia address and the date, April 1877. Lennig was a Mayflower Descendant, a Magna Charta Dame, and a Daughter of the Cincinnati--as well as the owner of this book. On the whole, a very attractive copy of this landmark of American literature.. First Edition. Hardcover. Collectible-Very Good+. Illus. by True Williams. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark ( Samuel L. Clemens)

Hartford, CN: The American Publishing Company. Good+. 1876. First Edition; 2nd state. Hardcover. In the original decorated blue cloth. Rubbed at the spine ends and corners. Interior hinges are separated, but the text block is still intact. Owner's bookplate inside the front cover. 2" stain on the back cover. This is the second state of the first printing of the book (with all the associated points). It has not been messed with, repaired, or "improved" in any way. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 275+4 pages .

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer(1876 First Issue With All Points, Disbound)

Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens)

Hartford / Chicago / Cincinnati / San Francisco: The American Publishing Company / A. Roman & Co. , 1876. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Poor. 9 1/8" Tall. Frontispiece, Illustrations In Text. Blue Cloth. 2 Preliminary Blanks On Laid Paper (One Blank Is Missing), Xvi, [17]-274, [1], [1, Blank], 4 Pp Publisher's Ads Dated "Revised December 1, 1876". Laid Endpapers, Wove Pages, Half Title And Frontispiece Printed On Separate Pages, Contents Page On Right And Not On Back Of Preface Page, Second Page Of Contents Numbered Xii, Third Page Of Contents Numbered Xiii, Second Page Of Illustrations Numbered Xvi. All Edges Gilt.This Book Has Literally "Been Read To Bits": Spine And Front Cover And First Blank Free Endpaper Are Missing, The Entire Binding Is Partly Broken With Many Pages And Signatures Loose, All Pages Worn At Edges With Some Short Tears, Many Pages With Finger-Soiling, Pp71/72 With Horizontal 4 1/2" Tear Through The Illustrations, And The Upper Corner Of P. 127 Has Been Torn Loose And Is Reattached To The Page With A Pin; All Three Rear Free Blanks, And Peach-Colored Rear Endpapers And Blue Cloth Rear Cover Printed In Black Are Still Present.

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Twain, Mark

Hartford, Ct: American Publishing Co. Very Good with no dust jacket; Pages Soiled, Original Blue Cloth Front . Cover Blocked in Black and Gilt,. 1876. First Edition. Hardback. first edition with frontispiece/illustration across from title page; "1876"on title with "1875" on verso; second page of Illustrations correctly paginated "XVI;" 4 pages of publishers ads "Revised December 1st, 1876", Only inscription on ffep, "To Charlie Donohue From his Aunt Nellie on his 8th birthday March 8, 1879", PROFESSIONALLY REBOUND WITH ORIGINAL FRONT BOARD AND NEW LEATHER SPINE W/RAISED BANDS, REAR BOARD IS NEW IN MATCHING MARBLED PATTERN!!; 275 pages .

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

TWAIN, MARK (SAMUEL CLEMENS)

HARTFORD, CT: THE AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO.. VERY GOOD+ WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1876. HARDCOVER. ISBN: THIS IS A 1899 REPRINT IN THE ORIGINAL FORMAT AS ORIGINAL EDITION WITH. ISBN: FRONTISPIECE AND 159 VIGNETTES IN TEXT.. ORIGINAL BLUE CLOTH COVERED BOARDS STAMPED IN GILT AND BLACK, TITLESAND DECORATIONS, TO THE SPINE AND COVERS WITH CREAM COLORED ENDPAPERS.BOOK HAS SOME MODEST SOIL, A RUBBED SPOT ON THE FRONT COVER, SOME LIGHTRUB ON THE REAR COVER, SPINE HEEL CHIPPED AND NICELY REPAIRED, SPINESLIGHTLY DARKENED, SPINE GILT ALSO SLIGHTLY DULLED, AND MODERATE SOILINGTHROUGHOUT THE TEXT (ORIGINAL OWNER WAS APPARENTLY A PIPE SMOKER) ANEXCELLENT WELL PRESERVED AND TIGHT COPY OF THIS ATTRACTIVE HIGHLIGHT OFAMERICAN NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE.. Keywords: AMERICAN LITERATURE, 19TH CENTURY LIT.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Hardcover)

Twain, Mark

Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, 1899. Later printing. A bright, sharp early edition of the American classic, nicer than most of the various later nineteenth century editions commonly found. Near Fine in blue boards with titles, rule, and embellishments in gilt and black. Book plate to the front pastedown. Light rubbing to some of the gilt and the extremities, with a touch of fading to the spine panel. Collation available on request. In a custom quarter leather clamshell box.

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

American Publishing Company in lovely protective half leather case, First Edition 2nd printing with all points, printed same day as first. BAL 3369,2nd printing issue A., Printed on laid paper pg.9 mispaginated, pg xii, pg. 10, mispaginated x11 and pg. 12 mispaginated pg. xvi.. Hardcover. Very Good.

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.]

Twain, Mark [Clemens, S. L.] THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. New York: Harper, 1910. First edition thus, illustrated by Worth Brehm. Original red cloth, gilt, t.e.g. A very good copy of a very scarce book. This edition was copyrighted October 13, 1910. These illustrations by Brehm (1883-1928) were extremely popular. The commonly seen 1920s undated reprints (black cloth, color printed label on front cover) are frequently mistaken (or misrepreented) as the 1910 first edition; the first edition (clearly dated "MCMX" on the title-page) is extremely scarce in the market for reasons that are not entirely clear, but the etxt block is too heavy for the binding an the unsized cloth would be prone to dust and moisture damage; the only other copy we have seen in the market in recent years was a rebound copy sold for $1,500 in 2012, and we find no copies in the auction records in recent decades. The size of the print run is unknown. An edition of ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN appeared in 1923 with Brehm's illustrations and was soon offered along with TOM SAWYER in a boxed set marketed as `The Holiday Edition.' Brehms illustrations were the most familiar images associated with these books for the next fifty years and even influenced how Tom and Huck were depicted in the movies during that time.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark

Very good 1877 printing as stated on title page. Includes autographed letter signed by the previous owner, dated February 22, 1983, addressed to his mother, and mentions that he'd like his copy of Tom Sawyer sent to him. Short gift inscription to the same previous owner on the front free endpaper. Volume leaning a bit, light soiling and wear on spine, edges, and covers. Front cover inside hinge is cracked. Housed in custom-made slipcase.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark

Toronto: Belford Brothers, 1876. Pp. 341, [4] (Publs. adverts.), gilt, black and blind stamped cloth, brown endpapers. Ink name and address on title-page. Spine sunned, covers rubbed and slightly scuffed and spotted, p. 9 tipped-in with very small paper repair. Else nice, clean copy. This edition pirated from the English edition and published several months in advance of the U.S. edition.. First Canadian edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

The American Publishing Company, 1876 rebound in blue cloth, corners bumped, really a reading copy but intact rare copy of arguably the best American novel.Ist edition, 2nd issue, printed same day, frontis on back of half title. original spine is missing, replaced with blue cloth during the rebinding. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

Belford Brothers, Publishers, 1877 First Canadian Edition. Octavo. 341 pages. Original cloth spine and front cover bound-in at rear. Twentieth-century three-quarter autumn morocco, gilt. Some rubbing to binding. Near fine. Very Rare! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark

Hartford: American Publishing Co, 1876. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. rebound copy, very good in green buckram boards with gilt stamping to spine; light soiling/label residue/owner name on half-title page else a tight square unmarked copy in clean green buckram with all pageblock edges gilt; rear ads dated December 1, 1876, frontispiece on verso of half-title page indicating second printing; title page states 1876, copyright page 1875; photos on request

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

TWAIN, Mark [CLEMENS, Samuel]

Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1939. Hardcover. Spine just a touch sunned, much less than usual for this title. Fine in a Very Good slipcase with splits along the edges. Thomas Hart Benton. Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") bound in full blue denim with a paper spine label. Edited with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Designed by C. P. Rollins. Illustrated with 70 drawings by Thomas Hart Benton. Copy #142 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Laid in is a canceled First Day Cover issued for members of the Limited Editions Club as well as an offprint printed on one side only of a Saturday Review 20 January 1940 review of this publication, likely also issued by the Club.

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

Twain, Mark

Toronto, Canada: Belford Brothers. VG/NONE. 1876. Hardcover. First Canadian Edition. Scarce book. Brown/black and gilt decorative/embossed cloth. Rebacked with original tipped, chipped backstrap overlaid. Gilt on spine is readable but dulled. Gilt on front cover is still bright as well as the embossing and color. Tiny chipping on foredge of a couple prelim pages and a fox spot on an occasional text page. A few pages of ads at rear of book. ; 341 pages .

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

American Publishing Company, 1880. Hardcover. Good. American Publishing Company, Chicago 1880. Early Printing of the First Edition. Originally published in 1875. This copy is from 1880. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, rebacked, endpaper replaced. Age toning, rubbing at the edges.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark [Samuel Clemens]

The American Book Company. Used - Very Good. 1887. 374 pp., illus. Bound in half polished calf over marbled boards by Bonneau of Paris. Spine ruled in gilt, with raised bands, ruled in gilt. 2 tears at p. 242 (archivally repaired. Stitching loosening a little, but still quite strong. Overall very sound. (Subject: Fiction.)

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Hartford, CT: The American Publishing Company, 1900. Original cloth. Near Fine. True Williams. A surprisingly crisp, well-preserved copy of this early, 1900 reprint of Twain's immortal classic, which was first published (by the same publisher) in 1876. This copy, identical to the first edition in design and appearance, is tight and very solid in its deep-blue cloth, with bright gilt-design and crisp, completely unflecked gilt-titling along the front panel and spine. Minor bumping to the upper tips, light soiling along the rear panel and discrete former owner stamp at the dedication page. Still though, very presentable and, graded conservatively, a genuinely Near Fine copy. Octavo, the wonderful True Williams illustrations thruout are all pristine.

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

TWAIN, Mark [CLEMENS, Samuel]

Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1939. Hardcover. Spine lightly sunned, as often the case. Near Fine in a Good slipcase missing the bottom edge. Thomas Hart Benton. Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") bound in full blue denim with a paper spine label. Edited with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Designed by C. P. Rollins. Illustrated with 70 drawings by Thomas Hart Benton. Copy #440 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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Verne, Jules (Gabriel (8. Februaro 1828 - 24. Marto 1905)

07/1976. Edition: 6. softcover. mit Mängeln, z.B. verschmutzt, abgegriffen, Kanten abgestoßen o.a.. JV12

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

TWAIN, Mark.

Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, , 1886. Octavo (211 x 165 mm). Bound by Stikeman and Co. New York in near-contemporary brown half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, spine gilt to compartments within raised bands, green cloth sides, green endpapers, top edge gilt. Original blue pictorial cloth laid in at rear. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard, numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Spine faded, sympathetic repairs to both hinges, corners slightly rubbed, very slight creasing to the top corner of some pages. A very good copy. A handsomely bound copy of Twain's classic, first published in 1876.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

TWAIN, Mark

Hartford: American Publilshing Co, 1884. hardcover. very good(+). Square 8vo, blue cloth, stamped in gilt & black. Hartford, etc.: American Publishing Co., 1884. Early edition with the same illustrations, format and binding as the first. A bright copy, with sparkling gilt.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

London: Chatto and Windus, 1877. First Thus . Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No jacket - as issued. 20 x 14 (8" x 5.5"). True Williams. THE NOVEL: This classic relates a small-town boy's pranks and escapades with timeless humor and wisdom. In addition to his everyday stunts (searching for buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher), Tom experiences a dramatic turn of events when he witnesses a murder, runs away, and returns to attend his own funeral and testify in court. The story is set in the 1840s in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived as a boy. Originally a commercial failure the book ended up being the best selling of any of Twain's works during his lifetime. The novel has elements of humor, satire and social criticism; features that later made Mark Twain one of the most important authors of American literature. Truman W. "True" Williams was an American artist known as the most prolific illustrator to Mark Twain's books and novels and was the first to visually portray such characters as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He was also a notorious drunk, which slowed his work and made him unreliable. PUBLISHING DETAILS: First illustrated edition, published by Chatto & Windus of London in 1877. 339 pages, plus 32 page publisher's catalogue. Size: 20 x 14 cms (8" x 5.5"). Weight: 647g (1.4 pounds). CONDITION: I would rate this as very good commensurate with its age. The book has been neatly rebacked, with the original spine laid over (see photo). The covers are sound overall, with a little age-soiling and edge wear (see photo). The binding is tight and secure, having been neatly resewn (the original staples have left some rust marks). The text and copious illustrations are generally clean, bright and free from foxing. 5 illustrations have been lightly tinted but this is not obtrusive (see photos). A previous owner's small name-stamp appears on some prelims and an address is embossed onto the front free endpaper, which has been neatly reinforced. Overall this is a still-handsome first illustrated edition of a classic novel, offered at a competitive price for the collector.

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

TWAIN, Mark [CLEMENS, Samuel]

Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1939. Hardcover. Browning to two facing pages from a clipping that was once laid in. Spine lightly sunned, as often the case with some soiling to the label. Still Near Fine, lacking the slipcase. Thomas Hart Benton. Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-1/2") bound in full blue denim with a paper spine label. Edited with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Designed by C. P. Rollins. Illustrated with 70 drawings by Thomas Hart Benton. Copy #665 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

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Photograph of the Chapel at University of Maryland

Bodine, Aubrey A.

Published by A. Aubrey Bodine, 1952. Original photoprint by Aubrey Bodine. Printed on the bottom left corner is 'Chapel, U of Md.' with Bodin's characteristic signature across the lower right corner. The photograph was taken in 1952, before there were trees planted around the chapel. The dimensions are 10.5""x 13"". A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970) was a photographer for the Baltimore Sun's Sunday Sun Magazine, also known as the brown section, for fifty years. Bodine is known for iconic images of Maryland landmarks and traditions. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. Bodine's books include My Maryland, Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater, Face of Maryland, Face of Virginia, and Guide to Baltimore and Annapolis. Bodine insisted on doing all of his darkroom work, using an extensive knowledge of techniques to modify photos. 'Choptank Oyster Dredgers' won first prize, as the best black and white picture in the 1949 Popular Photography contest which attracted 51,038 entries. The next year's contest drew 53,554 entries and Bodine's 'Early Morning Charge' won second prize.

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ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (CHILDREN'S CLASSICS)

Mark Twain

1993-01-31. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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