The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Pennyroyal Press (1985)

Having last week highlighted two impressive editions of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from the Limited Editions Club (LEC), I am now pleased to show you the most impressive Huck Finn edition of all! In 1985, Barry Moser‘s Pennyroyal Press published a centennial edition of Huckleberry Finn, with a newly updated authoritative text from the experts at the Mark Twain Papers of the The Bancroft Library at the University … Continue reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Pennyroyal Press (1985)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Limited Editions Club (1933 and 1942 editions)

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known as Mark Twain, is one of the greatest of all American novelists/writers (perhaps only Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne come close to being in the same league critically, none come close in terms of popularity) and is certainly the most quintessentially American. Twain is synonymous with the American Heartland in the latter 1800’s. The image most American’s have of the … Continue reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Limited Editions Club (1933 and 1942 editions)

The Christmas Fireside, Mark Twain, The L&D Allen Press (1949)

The Christmas Fireside, The Story of a Bad Little Boy that Bore a Charmed Life, was written by ‘Grandfather Twain’ for “Good Little Girls and Boys” in the December 23, 1865 issue of The San Francisco Californian. The bad little boy of the story was truly a rascal, whose crimes included eating jam and filling it up with tar so his mother would not notice, climbed the neighbors tree … Continue reading The Christmas Fireside, Mark Twain, The L&D Allen Press (1949)

A Look at Shanty Bay Press

{Ed. Note: Thank you to Walter Bachinski and Janis Butler for their many replies with information and pictures. Also to Crispin Elsted for his many comments, and to Eyal Reingold and Elizabeth Bosman for their comments. Lastly, putting this article together shows me, yet again, how invaluable a resource ‘Parenthesis’ is, so please support FPBA and subscribe  to ‘Parenthesis’!} Shanty Bay Press is a private … Continue reading A Look at Shanty Bay Press