Rare Illustrations of ‘Huckleberry Finn’ Discovered


More Mark Twain-related news! An extremely rare collection of 37 beautiful pen and ink drawings by British children’s author and illustrator Edward Ardizzone, created for a 1961 edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has been discovered in the desk of the late publisher Anthony Beal, founder of Heinemann Educational Books. Thanks to Beal’s daughters, the vintage illustrations are currently being displayed at London’s Illustration Cupboard, where select pieces can also be purchased. Click through for a look at some of our favorites.

Title page

Tom Sawyer’s Gang

I read considerable to Jim

We paddled out and got aboard

With his head down between his knees

All images via The Atlantic.