- West Hatfield: Pennyroyal Press, 1985.
- full green morocco.
- Accompanied by a linen-covered portfolio containing an extra set of the engravings, both enclosed in a linen-covered slipcase. (xxxiv), 419, (vii) pages.
Price: $3,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 44377
One of 350 copies signed by the artist Barry Moser. A near fine copy with the accompanying portfolio in fine condition. This edition was published on February 18, 1985 on the one hundredth anniversary of the publishing of the first American edition. It is full bound in a deep green morocco with borders of triple gold fillets on top and bottom covers by E. Gray Parrot, then of Easthampton, Massachusetts. A calligraphic pair of dates 1885, 1985 circled in gold, and spine decorated with gold fillets and title. Orange striped paste papers were used for the endpapers. Accompanied by the publisher's extra suite of 49 prints housed in a liner folder with the book and suite of plates housed in a linen slipcase. The publisher's Prospectus is laid in. As stated by John Henry Nash in his foreword, we are reminded "that the course of American literature was changed by Huck Finn. Second, that the use of speech as narrative won for American literature its own kind of freedom." A fine collector's copy in a like folder and slipcase. The book was printed by Harold McGrath.