Tom Sawyer Mark Twain Samuel Clemens First Edition RareThere seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Skip to main content. Tom Sawyer. See All. Vintage ed. Heritage Reprint.
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Published by American Publishing Company Seller Rating:. About this Item: American Publishing Company, Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. This First Printing book has all the First Issue points; printed on wove paper, with the half-title and frontispiece printed on separate leaves.
Thank you. We have sold a number of Mark Twain first edition books over the years, some signed and some not, and we have a nice Mark Twain first edition coming up for auction. Webster, One of only copies with all edges gilt. Light rubbing and shelf wear to both and some internal foxing. Internally, both are clean and free of any writing. A very attractive set with the blue cloth still bold and vibrant.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was originally published in and quickly became an American classic, despite it being somewhat eclipsed by Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain's novel has been in turn praised and censored, but its impact on American literature is undeniable, and so it is one of the most collectible novels of the 19th century. Because Mark Twain was such a popular figure in his time, as famous for his public speaking as he was his writing, his signature is actually rather common and so a signed copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is not as valuable as one might think. In fact, a signed copy is more likely to derive its value from its age than its signature, since any book with a legitimate inscription was necessarily signed before Twain's death in Signed copies might sell for just a few thousand dollars, if not in good condition. The American first edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was published by American Publishing Company in , and is recognizable by a bold blue cover with gold lettering, four gold stars, and a black lined design. The first British edition, which is worth slightly less, was published in the same year with a red cover and gilt lettering.