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SALE- Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1896 Uniform Edition Red Cloth & Gold Good Condition

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1896 Rare old Antique book

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -Tom Sawyer Comrade by Mark Twain
Dec. 31, 1896 by Harper & Bros.
2nd Edition Uniform Edition
Red Cloth Cover Gold Cornstalk Engraved Emblem Back of book has the Cornstalk impression
Illustrated Engraved Frontispiece
388 pages

"In an agreement between Harper and American Publishing Company, dated December 31, 1896, American Publishing Company acquired the rights to include Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in their 1899 uniform edition of Mark Twain's works.

Harper and Brothers began issuing Mark Twain's books in uniform binding in 1896 beginning with five books they acquired in their contract with Olivia Clemens. As Harper acquired rights to additional Mark Twain books, they added to the list of titles bound in red cloth with the gold cornstalk monogram. The official name Harper assigned to this set ranged from "New Library Edition" to "New and Uniform Library Edition" to "Uniform Edition." An advertisement in the book review section of The New York Times on April 10, 1897 referred to the books as "New Library Editions.

The 1896 Harper volumes featured uniform bindings of red cloth and circular gold corn husks around an MT monogram on the front. Early bindings also featured a blind stamped impression of the cornstalk on the back cover. The back cover impression was eliminated on later printings.

The vast majority of the cornstalk uniform editions found today are later printings. Book buyers and sellers have often mistaken the older copyright dates as the actual dates of printing. The later reprintings often feature fewer full-page illustrations than earlier printings of the same title, lack the cornstalk impression on the back cover and are printed on less expensive paper. Sometimes ads for other books in the series offer clues to the actual date of printing."

http://www.twainquotes.com/UniformEds/UniformBoxAd.gif (the 4 paragraphs above came from Twainquotes.com article by Barbara Schmidt

This book is in very Good Condition, Some staining on the front end papers and inside a few pages. It has no rips, no tears on the cover, the corners have a slight fade, but, very little wear. The Gold Lettering on the spine is faded, however the front gold monogram Cornstalk is in mint condition.

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SALE- Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1896 Uniform Edition Red Cloth & Gold Good Condition