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)

Green Grow the Lilacs, by Lynn Riggs, Illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton, Limited Editions Club

Among the most collectable of the Macy era Limited Edition Club (LEC) publications are those illustrated by the great American artist, Thomas Hart Benton.  While his work for the LEC’s Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, The Grapes of Wrath and Life on the Mississippi get most of the attention, his illustrations for the largely forgotten Green Grow the Lilacs may actually be the best. Green Grow … Continue reading Green Grow the Lilacs, by Lynn Riggs, Illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton, Limited Editions Club