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On the verso: Adam describes his dismay of Eve. . .

These fantastic original 1906 book plates with woodcut illustrations by Lester Ralph were mined from my personal copy of Eve's Diary by Mark Twain. I picked up this copy when I was in High School back in the 1980s and over the years I have enjoyed it again and again. The book was banned from libraries when it first came out because the nude depictions of Eve were considered pornographic, which of course, only made the book more popular. Twain was quoted as saying, "The truth is, that when a Library expels a book of mine and leaves an unexpurgated Bible lying around where unprotected youth and age can get hold of it, the deep unconscious irony of it delights me!"

I decided to dismantle my copy partly because it was falling apart but also because each page is really a gem and can be enjoyed on their own. On the back of each plate is a partial entry from the diary and every one contains really wonderful bit of Twain's wit and insights about love and relationships.

The pages measure approximately 5 x 7 inches and the actual illustration measures about 2 x 4 inches. The paper is medium weight and speckled with lovely sepia age spots and the printing is textured with nice crisp contrast. Terrific images that would frame beautifully.

Enjoy!
Cyndi

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She is Color Mad... Original Mark Twain Banned Book Illustration

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Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: paper, picture, image, images, pictures, illustrations, woodcut, book books, print prints, original, lovalon, real, rare
  • Ships worldwide from Colorado, United States
  • Feedback: 1282 reviews
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