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2020-09-11 04:51:02
Mark Twain
Limited Editions Club The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Yale University Press: Limited Editions Club, 1933. Very nice, especially for age + memorabilia. The book has some sunning on spine but no other drawbacks. The slipcase has very minor fading to paper title label but it is all intact. and a tiny bump at one corner.The offer includes the extremely elusive four page (1933) Limited Editions Club Monthly Letter. In 1884, Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Huck first appeared in a a Twain narrative in 1875, as a friend of Tom Sawyer. He was dressed in rags and his father was a penniless drunkard, but Huck was a fascinating, friendless devil of a lad, too good to die in obscurity as an incidental character in a book. In his own book, Huck was crafted in a melodramatic plot, coupled with the Twain humor, and the Twain knowledge of the minutiae of life in a sleepy Mississippi River Valley town, and the Twain portrayal of fascinating personages. In its 1884 trade edition, Huckleberry Finn was illustrated by E. W. Kemble, in 174 pictures, with Huck's trademark simple clothes. In our fine edition, the 174 identical illustrations of Mr. Kemble re-appear, replete with Huck's original clothes, not some good clothes in which most all later editions portrayed him. Carefully using a copy of the first edition of Huck in the Yale University Library, Carl Purington Rollins, Printer to the Yale Press, had new line-plates made of the Kemble drawings. From Mr. Kemble, Mr. Rollins obtained a special little drawing in 1932, so in our book there is a juxtaposition of the frontispiece and title page; for on the frontispiece there … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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