The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Hartford, Conn. The American Publishing Company, 1876.

Tom Sawyer "gives incomparably the best picture of life in that region as yet known to fiction."

(Item #6066) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain, Samuel L. Clemens.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Hartford, Conn. The American Publishing Company, 1876. First edition. Second printing. Bound in the scarce publisher's deluxe half morocco over pebbled cloth boards. Page edges stained red, marbled end papers with reinforced hinges (presumably issued this way), lettered in gilt on the spine. Frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations by True Williams and others, no publisher's advertisements at end. Light wear to the leather joints, corners and spine ends. Some finger smudging and staining within the text-block, but generally an attractive copy internally.

One of the classic American novels, Twain’s bildungsroman follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer – and his friend Huck Finn -- in St. Petersburg, Missouri. Told with Twain’s characteristic and unmatchable wit and humor, it would become his best-selling book and its sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is arguably the greatest American novel of all time.

“Mr. Samuel Clemens has taken the boy of the Southwest for the hero of his new book… and has presented him with a fidelity to circumstance which loses no charm by being realistic in the highest degree, and which gives incomparably the best picture of life in that region as yet known to fiction” (Contemporary Atlantic Monthly Review).
(Item #6066)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer