Mosesian Center for the Arts – Fall Harvest Auction 2020
Auction Ends: Nov 30, 2020 10:00 PM EST

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Mark Twain Exploration Package - Museum Passes, REIN's Deli ($40) plus Twain Classics !

Item Number
155
Estimated Value
$185 USD
Leading Bid
$85 USD
Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Enjoy a memorable visit exploring Mark Twain's Home & Museum, in Hartford, CT! 

Passes good for the Webster Bank Museum Center at the Mark Twain House and a Guided Tour of the the Mark Twain House, where Mark Twain lived from 1874-1891 and wrote his best known and loved works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

 Visit www.MarkTwainHouse.org for hours and tour times.

Call (860) 247-0998 for aditional info.

 

Package  also includes $40 Gift Card to Rein's New York Style Deli in Vernon, CT!       

 AND

 Two clothbound volumes in slipcase:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

 

Publisher?s note: These volumes present Mark Twain?s text unabridged and unedited, as it appeared in the original American editions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885).

  • A great American novelist, illustrated by a great American artist in a collectible two-volume set

In 1936, the Heritage Press, a publisher of fine editions, commissioned Norman Rockwell to illustrate Mark Twain?s Adventures of Tom Sawyer; four years later, they asked him to illustrate The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as well. For each book, Rockwell created eight full-color paintings and numerous pen-and-ink drawings, the product of extensive on-the-ground research in Twain?s hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. Famously, Rockwell even tried to buy some Hannibal residents? old clothes, to dress his models in.

For years, the Rockwell editions of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have been unavailable in stores. Now, Abbeville Press is proud to reissue them as a handsome new clothbound set. The color plates are reproduced from new photography of Rockwell?s original paintings, the typesetting has been done anew to a high standard, and new introductions‚‚‚‚‚‚‚¬Ä‚‚‚‚‚‚¬ēillustrated with Rockwell?s rarely seen preliminary sketches‚‚‚‚‚‚‚¬Ä‚‚‚‚‚‚¬ēexamine this unique encounter between two legendary chroniclers of America.

 

 

Item Special Note

Please note:

  • Museum tickets cannot be applied to specialty tours.

 

  • Auction Package subject to additional shipping charges if winning bidder is unable to pick up at at a mutually agreed date and time at the Mosesian enter for the Arts in Watertown, MA.