October 12, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Downingtown, PA


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Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

Twain, Mark, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade), first edition, copyright 1884, New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, with a portrait bust of Twain by Karl Gerhardt, personally signed To Major J.B. Pond with the affections of Mark Twain Feb 21/85, with an accompanied inscription from Pond stating This the first copy that the author ever set his eyes on, presented to Pond's son and dated 1897.

Condition:

On page 13 the illustration caption titled "Him and Another Man" is listed as being on page 88 (in the book the illustration actually appears on page 87). On page 57 the 11th line from the bottom reads, "?with the was?". The page number for page 155 in missing the last "5". In the portrait bust of Mark Twain there is no scarf on the table. Front cover is detached from the spine (text block is detached from the front cover). All four front and back end papers are present. The inscription is on a blank page of the book itself (not glued in). No apparent loose pages. Very minor foxing. Provenance: descended in the Pond family.

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$42,660
10/12/2013

 

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