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Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by  Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens] Twain - Hardcover - Signed - 1985 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. (SKU: 24797)

Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

by Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

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West Hatfield, MA: Pennyroyal Press. Fine. 1985. Leather. Hand-crafted and published by the Pennyroyal Press in an edition of 350 sets, this being #215, with the folio of 49 individual prints, originally unsigned, at the 100 year anniversary of the publication of the first edition. While uncalled for with this publication, in this set, Mr. Moser has signed each print in the folio. This is one of only 4 known examples of this set complete with the folio of 49 prints each individually signed by Barry Moser; Mark Twain's famous tale in a stunning presentation with forty-nine wood engravings by Barry Moser. Publisher's full green morocco gilt by E. Gray Parrot. Triple gilt-rule borders on covers, with the dates 1885-1985 stamped in gilt within roundel in the center of the upper cover. The spine is lettered in gilt, with paste paper linen end-sheets by David Bourbeau. Printed on Mohawk Letterpress, accompanied with a signed suite of the 49 prints, (same images as the engravings in the book) all encased in a linen chemise. Book and print folio in slip-case; Wood engravings; Large 4to; xxxii, 419, [7] pages; Please read below the original description to me from the previous owner (Cedar Rapids Library) - I own 2 sets of only 4 compete sets with the artists signature on all 49 prints. Pics to follow if you wish? This is one of only 4 known examples of this set complete with the folio of 49 prints each individually hand signed by Barry Moser. This edition was hand-crafted and published by the Pennyroyal Press in an edition of 350 sets with the folio of 49 individual prints unsigned by Barry Moser. However, Mr. Moser has signed each print in the folio (for the benefit of the library) making these sets exceptional. One set was purchased (from us) by The University Of Tennessee, Chattanooga, for the University Library - Mr. Moser's Alma mater. One set was purchased (from us) by a bookseller-friend. We have two sets remaining. Joachim- I own the two remaining sets. : -) "Huckleberry Finn". Mark Twain. Pennyroyal Press. West Hatfield, MA. 1985. Large quarto. Xxii, 419 pp. With Forty-nine wood engravings by Barry Moser. Publisher's full green morocco gilt by E. Gray Parrot. Triple gilt-rule borders on covers, with the dates 1885-1985 stamped in gilt within roundel in the center of the upper cover. The spine is lettered in gilt, with paste paper linen end-sheets by David Bourbeau. Printed on Mohawk Letterpress, accompanied with a signed suite of the 49 prints, (same images as the engravings in the book) all encased in a linen chemise. Book and print folio slip-cased. Complete with the original numbered shipping box. [about] 10.5" X 13.5" X 3". Dale Steffey Books in Bloomfield, IN owns the third copy ; Signed by Illustrator .

Synopsis

Commonly named among the Great American novels, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, is generally regarded as the sequel to his earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; however, in Huckleberry Finn, Twain focused increasingly on the institution of slavery and the South. Narrated by Huckleberry “Huck” Finn in Southern antebellum vernacular, the novel gives vivid descriptions of people and daily life along the Mississippi River while following the adventure of Huck and a runaway slave, Jim, rafting their way to freedom.

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Bookseller
Books Tell You Why, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
24797
Title
Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
Author
Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]
Illustrator
Illustrated by Barry Moser
Format/Binding
Leather
Book condition
Used - Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Pennyroyal Press
Place of Publication
West Hatfield, MA
Date Published
1985
Keywords
Collectible Rare Out-Of-Print
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction / Young Adult; Legendary Authors / Twain, Mark; Legendary Books; By Year Of Issue / 1880s; ABAA-VBF;

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Spine
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Morocco
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Quarto
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Gilt
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Fine
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