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The first copy of _Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_ was bound
on November 26, 1884.

The November 6 date on the recent review is an error on my part
and I have corrected it on the web version of the review.
Thanks for spotting that one, Bob.

The complete reference note is in regard to the unused "Dedication"
and reads:

This page, apparently on the same paper as MS2, survives tipped
into a copy of the first American edition in which Webster wrote:
"This copy of 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' was bound by J. F.
Tapley Nov. 26th 1884, and is the first copy ever bound."
Webster signed his note "Charles L. Webster | Publisher," and
added at the bottom of the dedication page, "(Never used. Chas.
L. Webster)" (p. 695).

The editors do not give the present location of this first bound,
first edition.