Illustrated By Thomas Hart Benton
|Publisher||THE HERITAGE PRESS|
The Heritage Press, 1944. FIRST EDITION, thus. (Preceded by illustrator signed and numbered limited edition.) Blue hardcover with gilt lettering, in original publisher slipcover. Book VG+, very attractive, spine lightly faded. Slipcover worn along edges, and soiled. Illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton including color plates. Includes "a number of previously suppressed passages now printed for the first time." As Twain himself says in Chapter 1, "The Mississippi is well worth reading about. It is not a commonplace river, but on the contrary is in all ways remarkable. Considering the Missouri its main branch, it is the longest river in the world ---- four thousand three hundred miles." An attractive edition of this classic and seemingly fairly uncommon. 418 pages.