Norwalk, CT: The Heritage Press, . Hardcover. Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial giltstamping, slipcase. xii, 499pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. Spine lightly sunned, else tight and internally fine. Item #47729
Tight and handsome copy of this smaller, mass-produced version of the Limited Editions Club publication -- known as the "poor man's LEC" -- but with interesting autograph additions. In 1983 the PBS series "Great Performances" aired a television version of "Innocents Abroad," and this copy bears on front flyleaf two fine, matching heavy stock 5" X 3" cards boldly signed by its stars: At top is CRAIG WASSON (born 1954), who signs in purple fineline and dates it 11 December 1984, and below this BROOKE ADAMS (born 1949) signs in blue ballpoint and dates it 5 May 1980 at upper right. Laid in are both original transmittal envelopes and the appropriate "Sandglass" issue. Quite an unusual copy!