Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Illustrated By Norman Rockwell. SIGNED, "Sincerely Norman Rockwell" on the half title page. The Heritage Press, 1936. Hard cover in slipcase. I do not believe this is a reprint. Unlike many Heritage Press editions, I find no previously issued Limited Editions Club version of this book. Seven full page color illustrations plus frontispiece and other black and white illustrations by Norman Rockwell. No Sandglass paper laid in. SLIPCASE: Heavy wear and seperation on one back edge. On a bottom or top edge there is more than an inch of seperation. One corner shows some looseness. BOOK: The linen cover is slightly discolored on the spine. There might be light cover edge wear on the bottom. It is kind of hard to tell given the nature of the cloth cover. Inside the back cover is a sticker from the New Rochelle Book Store. Rockwell was living in New Rochelle at the time of the publication of this book. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. FA16a
The Norman Rockwell illustrations in this book are perhaps the most iconic of his book illustrations. This includes the frontispiece of Tom Sawyer convincing his frends that it is fun to paint a fence white. "Does a boy get na chance to whitewash a fence everyday?"