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Book: 1st Ed 1885 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain + Rare Vermont Historical Provenance

Book: 1st Ed 1885 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain + Rare Vermont Historical Provenance

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A historical, highly collectible, important, & controversial book by one of America's most well known authors, Mark Twain.  
Some claim its one of the best examples of American Literature.

1885 FIRST EDITION Later Year
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) 
by Mark Twain

Charles L Webster & Co, New York.

© 1884 by Samuel L Clemens
(The two dates 1884 & 1885 are both used in this book)
Green Hardcover, with gold gilt,
174 illustrations by E.W. Kemble

1885 was the first printing in the USA & a few minor corrections were made during the year. This book has those changes or points, so this a 'later year' 1885 1st edition as most book experts agree on the first edition points.
For example: The second "5" on page 155 is slightly larger in this book.

Overall good condition   
Has normal shelf wear, corners & edges rubbed.  Some smudges, stains, & aging spots.
Binding good. Appears to be intact and all original.
The back blank inside cover page has a small tear.


1> Charles T. Walter, late 1880's personal library collection sticker label #26 on inside cover.  Mr Walter was an author and long time editor of the St. Johnsbury Republican Vermont newspaper.
2> Hand signed on inside front cover:
Dorothy C Walter 
Brown 1912.

Dorothy C. Walter (1889-1967) 
Graduated from Brown University in 1912 - making this book a possible graduation gift from her father. 
Dorothy C Walter, a documented Vermont author of plays, poetry, & stories, was an English teacher for new emigrants, and helped others get published.  She served as a researcher for the Vermont Commission on Country Life, and was an associate of Vermont literary figures John Walter Coates and Nellie Richardson.

Dorothy lived at her family's home, RIVERSIDE in Lyndon VT.  
In the late 1920's-1940's The League of Vermont Writers met at Riverside, and she served as Secretary.  Riverside is now a school.

In her Autobiography, she called herself, "A Victorian Rolling Stone."
  "A home meshed with community, bustling with business, and filled with books, it also hosted a great deal of writing. Late in life when Dorothy described her childhood, she wrote: “Always when home with the family there was a great deal of typing, clerical work, editing, chart-making and proof-reading: my uncle and aunt were both authors; my father was a newspaper editor; my mother wrote poetry, did historical research and editing. I helped as needed on these projects." ... 

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