London: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1969 and 1970. [Children's Classics] FINELY BOUND, later impressions. Two volumes. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.viii; 247; ; pp.viii; 338; . With four chromolithographic plates to each volume, including frontispieces, and occasional in-text illustrations by Hodges. Contemporary red half morocco by BAYNTUN, with raised bands, gilt titles to spines and marbled paper over boards. Top edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Neat gift inscription to second volume. Spines lightly toned; very light wear to boards. Near fine. First published in 1876 and 1884 respectively, these stories of boys' adventure on the Mississippi were originally illustrated by True Williams. The first Hodges-illustrated editions were published in 1955. Item #53449
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