The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain, 1st/1st Printing, 2nd State. Finely Bound
American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1876. First American Edition, First Printing, Second state or possible mixed state ( with half-title and frontispiece on the same leaf, with 1875 on the copyright page and 1876 on the title page, and with what appears to be a 10-point type to the word "THE" on the half title page ). Vibrant gilt top stain. Four page publishers advertisements at end. Finely rebound in quarter leather and blue cloth, raised spine bands and gilt titles to the spine. Accompanied by a matching quarter leather slip case with raised bands.
"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."
Light rubbing to the leather along the spine and corner edges. Frontis page has a replaced corner chip. Light handling marks throughout the book.
This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.
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