The Adventures of Tom Sawyer illustrated by Rockwell

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer illustrated by Rockwell

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 16, 2019, 11:25 am

As far and I remember Easton Press used to have this copy of Tom Sawyer as part of their Famous Editions. I have it somewhere on my shelves. The only difference here is that they changed the cover, a little and added a slip case.

lokakuu 16, 2019, 12:13 pm

A facsimile of the Heritage Press edition. Funny thing, the HP edition is higher quality (letterpress too) and much cheaper! Although this does have a leather binding.

lokakuu 16, 2019, 2:00 pm

Did the HP edition have the Norman Rockwell illustrations?

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 4, 2020, 5:28 pm

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lokakuu 16, 2019, 4:43 pm

Well, Twain books give EP good profit and sell well along with Jules Verne books.

lokakuu 16, 2019, 5:24 pm

3: yes, the HP edition had the Rockwell illustrations. At least one of the HP editions. I think (not 100% sure) that there was another edition that did not have the Rockwell illustrations, but I do own the HP edition WITH the Rockwell illustrations. Beautiful book.

lokakuu 16, 2019, 7:13 pm

>6 astropi:, thank you.

lokakuu 16, 2019, 7:46 pm

Went to the book case to look for my Heritage Press Mark Twain books. I did not recall what I had. Turns out I have a 1968 edition of Hucleberry Finn done in Norwalk, Connecticut. The paper and printing is gorgeous. The binding is plain sturdy (buckram?), with some fading and to the spine.

Nevertheless, this is the Sandglass and 8 gorgeous Norman Rockwell illustrations.

I do not have the HP Tom Sawyer, but now I want to get it to along with this one.

The other HP Twain I have is The Prince and the Pauper. New York printing (not sure of the date). Illustrated with 12 color illustrations by Clark Hutton. Not quite my cup of tea as an illustrator. The Huckleberry Finn is a handsomer production.

One could make a very nice collection of Mark Twain by gathering the HP productions.

Muokkaaja: lokakuu 17, 2019, 10:10 am

HP is beautiful and I did not know that it was also a letterpress edition. You can buy it from Amazon for as little as $22.39. Great deal for what you get in the book. But, that said, I love EP edition of Tom Sawyer more, simply because it looks so luxurious. Love to hold it in my hands and love to read it. I also have EP's limited edition Tom Sawyer (blue) with classic illustrations. Such a beautiful book and facsimile reproduction of original publication of this book. It took me several months to read it just because I was reading it really slow, sipping it like a fine and expensive wine.

lokakuu 17, 2019, 4:35 pm

9: If you're into the EP editions, I would suggest go for the DLE Twain. Those include all the original first edition illustrations which are numerous, and it's not easy to find.

lokakuu 31, 2019, 1:48 pm

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lokakuu 31, 2019, 2:32 pm

>11 Emily_Jones51: it has unabridged text. I never had experience with EP producing abridged texts. EP made matching DLE's of Toms Sawyer and Finn. Tom Sawyer had blue and Fin had green cover. Check it out on ebay. Hope that helps.

marraskuu 1, 2019, 5:01 pm

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Muokkaaja: toukokuu 4, 2020, 5:28 pm

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marraskuu 2, 2019, 10:33 am

Well, I picked up a matching pair of HP editions on ebay, for an affordable $20 this past week. They were still sealed, which is not a priority for me, but they are like new.

Will have to bring my now redundant copy of huck finn to the used book store. Some photos are below

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 4, 2019, 6:06 pm

This item 3536, The adventures of Tom Sawyer, has been placed on the DLE list:

marraskuu 4, 2019, 5:41 pm

>16 saintmelville:
However, the description does not call it a limited edition or specify any limitation.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 4, 2019, 7:38 pm

>17 jroger1: Hopefully, we'll get further clarification....

marraskuu 4, 2019, 6:30 pm

I will stick with my green leather set of companion volumes (as seen in the below listing/no association):

This is one out of two matching sets from regular EP editions one can get, the second being a duo from Mark Twain Classical Works set, but it is not Rockwell illustrated.

In the tradition of milking the classics, Huckleberry Finn shall appear in the next year or so :).

To those who want to offload their unwanted Huckleberry Finn DLE, it may be a good time to do that before a slipcase edition is released:

marraskuu 8, 2019, 10:47 am

When someone receives this book, please let us know. Still wondering about limitation.

huhtikuu 20, 7:37 pm

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn illustrated by Norman Rockwell (Item#3834; $216) - companion in a cloth-bound slipcase to the Adventures of Tom Sawyer illustrated by Rockwell discussed in this thread:

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