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Pilot, The - LEC, Cooper, James Fennimore
1 Cooper, James Fennimore Pilot, The - LEC
Baltimore, MD Limited editions club 1968 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to 
The 1968 First Thus publication of this James Fenimore Cooper classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 1454. Printed at the Garamond Press in Baltimore. This beautiful edition was designed by Peter Oldenburg. The volume was illustrated by Robert M. Quackenbush and it contains fine Woodcut Illustrations by him. The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous titled cloth. The volume is in fine condition and it's matching slipcase is very good with some shelf-wear and some sunning. A lovely presentation. With the club newsletter laid in. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Dombey and Son - Two Volumes, Dickens, Charles
2 Dickens, Charles Dombey and Son - Two Volumes
New York Limited editions club 1957 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
Dombey and Son is one of the great classics of Charles Dickens and it is my personal favorite. It appeared after Martin Chuzzlewit and was an effort by Dickens to regain popularity he had lost with the publication of his previous novel. The novel is also a landmark in Dickens' work in that he placed the story at a higher social level than his previous novels. The story involves the downfall of a dignified and pompous merchant and his learning of the power of love as opposed to the lesser power of money. This is a beautiful set from the Limited Editions Club. Both volumes are in very good condition but for some slight fading to the spines. The slipcase shows moderate wear and there is a tear at the top panel along with some shelf-wear. The slipcase in general is somewhat sunned and worn but It still protects the books very well. There were only 1500 copies of this edition printed in 1957 of which this is number 1498. The illustrations were drawn by Henry C. Pitz who signed the book on the colophon. The color plates were reproduced by George C. Miller. The endpapers are illustrated with the same pattern used for the slipcase. A wonderful and very compelling novel. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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An American Tragedy  - LEC, Dreiser, Theodore
3 Dreiser, Theodore An American Tragedy - LEC
New York Limited Editions Club 1954 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to 
A beautiful production from the Limited Editions Club. Of 1500 copies printed, this is #599. The slipcase is moderately sunned and there is paper wear and loss to the top of the spine left corner. It also has a slight bump on the rear board at the bottom and there is a small scratch there as well. Beautiful book with a slipcase that shows its age. This title is unusual in that it is not signed by the illustrator. The colophon states that "The illustrations are the final work of Reginald Marsh and are issued posthumously: For that fine artist died on July 4th, 1954". A beautiful copy of a great work. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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Silas Marner - LEC, Eliot, George
4 Eliot, George Silas Marner - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1953 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
George Eliot was the pen-name for Mary Ann Evans who was also frequently known as Marion Evans to her friends. She was also the author of The Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt, Daniel Deronda, and a number of other wonderful novels. Her writing is exquisite and Silas Marner is one of the great classics in the history of Western literature.1st Thus. Signed by Ilustrator, The book is in Fine condition, The slip-case is somewhat stained and the label on the slipcase is beginning to loosen from the left side. Beautiful LEC in Good only slipcase. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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She Stoops to Conquer - LEC, Goldsmith, Oliver
5 Goldsmith, Oliver She Stoops to Conquer - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1964 First Edition Limited/Numbered Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
The 1964 First Thus publication of this Oliver Goldsmith classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 1483. Printed by Clarke&Way in New York. This beautiful edition was designed and illustrated by T.M.Cleland.The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a stunning blindstamped cloth. The volume is in fine condition. It's matching slipcase shows shelf-wear and there is a small tear to the paper at the top corner of the spine with a small chip. The black slipcase shows its age a bit in minor scratches and imperfections of the boards. The bottom of the spine of the case has a significant bump that goes across the spine. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Twice-Told Tales - Limited Editions Club, Hawthorne, Nathaniel
6 Hawthorne, Nathaniel Twice-Told Tales - Limited Editions Club
New York Limited editions club 1966 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo . Signed by Illustrator
Near Fine edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic. The book is near fine with a few light spots to the red top coating of the book. This is hard to see and does not really detract. There is some wear to slipcase and a very small tear of the paper at the top right corner of the opening. There is light sunning to the spine. There were only 1500 copies of this edition printed in 1966 of which this is number 1149. It was printed at the Stinehour Press. The illustrations were drawn by Valenti Angelo and the volume is signed by him on the colophon. A great classic in a very lovely format. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Notre-Dame de Paris - 2  volumes Hunchback of Notre-dame, Hugo, Victor
7 Hugo, Victor Notre-Dame de Paris - 2 volumes Hunchback of Notre-dame
Paris Limited editions club 1930 1st Thus Wraps Near Fine Very Good+ 4to . Signed by Illustrator
The more familiar title for this novel is "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame". For this edition the original French title was used. These two volumes are one of the earliest publications of the Limited Editions Club. They are both large quartos in wraps. They still have the original very fragile glassine wrappers on each volume although there is about a half inch of the glassine wrapper missing at the extreme top of the spine on volume one and a tiny bit at the top of the spine and a very little on the rear wrap lower left corner of Volume two. Most of these glassine wrappers on LEC's have long since dissappeared. The books are in outstanding condition and the textblocks are pristine. I have had a custom built slipcase to contain and protect these fine books. It is made of brown bookcloth and is brand new. This is Victor Hugo's Classic work translated by Andrew Lang. The books were set up and printed by R. Coulouma, Master Printer in Argenteuil. There are wood-cut illustrations executed by Frans Masereel. Masereel has signed the books on the colophon at the rear of volume two. There were 1500 copies of this work published in 1930 (the Limited Editions Club began in 1929). This is number 618. The books are printed on thick Velin D'arches paper and they are really impressive. Victor Hugo, leader of the French romantic movement, not only could tell a gripping story but could endow his characters with a realism so powerful that they have become monumental literary figures.This work has every quality of a great novel. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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Billy Budd and Benito Cereno, Melville, Herman
8 Melville, Herman Billy Budd and Benito Cereno
New York Limited editions club 1965 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
This Limited Editions Club classic contains two short novels by the great Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. The book is in Fine condition but there are couple of tiny, virtually invisible spots of soiling on the spine. as is the slipcase. The slipcase has dusting to the bottom panel. Its spine is sunned and it shows light wear in the form of small scratches or spots. there are very few of them.. There were only 1500 copies of this book produced of which this is number 902. It is signed by the Illustrator. The volume was printed by A. Colish in 1965 at Mount Vernon, New York. The volume is illustrated by Robert Shore and he has signed the colophon in the rear of the book. The book has an extensive introduction by Maxwell Geismar which is not only informative, it is a joy to read. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Omoo, Melville, Herman
9 Melville, Herman Omoo
Oxford Limited editions club 1961 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 
This is a beautiful classic published by The Limited Editions Club. The book is near fine with a tiny corner chip to the two tops (left and right) of the spine. You really have to look for them. The slipcase is also Very Good with just a touch of soiling from handling and some yellowing from age. There is some fading to the spine. All-in-all I would rate this book at very good to near fine. The title of this book, a sequel to Melville's Typee, was borrowed from the native dialect of the Marquesas Islands. The word signifies a person who wanders, like Melville, from island to island. Melville wished to relate his adventures in the Society Islands and to make people realize the effects promiscuous social intercourse with white men, generally,and missionaries, particularly, had had upon the Polynesians. His point was that the natives were better off before these people came. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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History of the Conquest of Peru 1524-1550 - LEC, Prescott, William Hickling
10 Prescott, William Hickling History of the Conquest of Peru 1524-1550 - LEC
Mexico City Mexico Limited editions club 1957 First Edition Limited/Numbered Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
The 1957 First Thus publication of this William Prescott historical exploration classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 21. Printed at the Imprenta Nuevo Mundo in Mexico City by Harry Block. This beautiful edition was designed by Harry Block and it contains fine Illustrations by Everett Gee Jackson. Both the illustrator and the printer have signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous pictorial cloth and it is absolutely stunning. The volume is in fine condition and it's matching slipcase is very good- at best with notable wear such as scratching, chipping, and a small piece of paper at the bottom of the spine of the box that is in the process of detaching itself. However, the book is beautiful! The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Kenilworth - LEC, Scott, Sir Walter
11 Scott, Sir Walter Kenilworth - LEC
Lunenburg Vermont Limited editions club 1966 First Edition Limited/Numbered Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
Kenilworth is one of the forty eight novels of Sir Walter Scott that are referred to as 'The Waverly Novels'. This edition is bound in a very luxurious cloth material that has a fine pattern of decoration upon it. The covers are thick and you can run your fingers over it and feel the great texture. The book is in Fine condition and the slipcase shows some very minor wear. It is at least Very Good+ with just a couple of small marks. There were only fifteen hundred copies of this book published of which this is number 469. It was published at the Lane Press in Burlington, Vermont and it is illustrated by Clarke Hutton who signed the book on its colophon at the rear of the volume. A gorgeous offering. Kenilworth is an historical romance that was first published in 1821. The book is evidence that Scott spoke the truth when he said that the sight of a ruined castle made him want to reconstruct the life and times of what he saw. There is plenty of action in the story but Scott also spends much time and space setting the stage for the action. He offers a detailed historical background for the novel. This is a beautiful offering. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Talisman, The - LEC, Scott, Sir Walter
12 Scott, Sir Walter Talisman, The - LEC
Lunenburg Vermont Limited editions club 1968 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
This title is one of the novels of Sir Walter Scott's 48 novel Waverly Series. It contains all of the ingredients for a romantic adventure: Faraway lands, love, mystery, and chivalric courage and daring. The book is an Historical Romance such as Ivanhoe and it is a wonderful reading experience. The volume is in near Fine condition and has a gilt top-edge which shows a couple of minor spots and scratches. The gilt still looks good. The slipcase is in Very Good+ condition with a couple of small scratches to the spine and a couple of small marks on the back. The book makes a nice presentation. There is a glossary in the rear of the book to help with antiquated terms. Only 1500 copies of this edition were published of which this is number 281. It was printed by W.S. Cowell Limited in Ipswich, England. It is illustrated with aquatints that have been etched in copper by Federico Castellon. It is a wonderful copy and a great read. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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Waverley - LEC, Scott, Sir Walter
13 Scott, Sir Walter Waverley - LEC
Lunenburg Vermont Limited editions club 1961 First Edition Limited/Numbered Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
When this novel was published anonymously in 1814, it created great interest among readers who sought to discover the author. Scott claimed that he published the book this way in order to avoid 'political discussion'. Because the book was published only 60 years after the invasion of Prince Charlie and because the dark and bloody days of 1745 still rankled in the minds of many living people. This book is a historical romance and is the first book in what is known as the Waverly Novels. There were eventually 48 novels in the series including 'Ivanhoe'. This book is in very near fine condition and the slipcase shows minor shelfwear. It is bound in full leather. There were only 1500 copies of this edition printed and this is number 725. It was printed at the Stinehour Press and the drawings are by Robert Ball. It is signed by Mr. Ball. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Ivanhoe - LEC, Scott, Walter
14 Scott, Walter Ivanhoe - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1951 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo . Signed by Illustrator
This is the First Thus edition from the Limited Editions Club. Two volumes in slipcase. #1468 of 1500 copies in beautiful decorative cloth with some sunning to the spines. The slipcase is in Very Good shape with a small amount of wear. Signed on the colophon by Edward A. Wilson, the illustrator. Beautiful copy of this revered classic. The book has a wonderful plot that carries the reader along and is based on true history. It is one of the world's favorite classics. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Beach of Falesa, The, Stevenson, Robert Louis
15 Stevenson, Robert Louis Beach of Falesa, The
Los Angeles, CA Limited editions club 1956 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
The 1956 First Thus publication of this Stevenson classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 631. Printed at the Ward Ritchie Press in Los Angeles. This beautiful edition was designed by Ward Ritchie and it contains fine Illustrations by him. The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous pictorial cloth. The volume is in near fine condition with a few very small spots to the front board. It's matching slipcase, which is made of rice paper shows some roughing to the material and some soiling. I would rate the slipcase at Very Good-. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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New Arabian Nights - LEC, Stevenson, Robert Louis
16 Stevenson, Robert Louis New Arabian Nights - LEC
Avon, Connecticut Limited editions club 1976 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
The 1976 publication of this Stevenson classic. Two thousand copies were printed of which this is copy number 631. Printed at the Garamond Press in Baltimore, Maryland. This beautiful edition was designed by Eugene M. Ettenberg and it contains fine Illustrations by Clarke Hutton who has signed the book on the limitation page. The volume is in very fine condition and it's matching slipcase is near fine with only a few very small spots to the bottom of the spine. They really do not detract and the book makes a lovely presentation. Within the case the book is protected by a clear dustjacket the way all of the LEC's used to be. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Rose and the Ring, The - LEC, Thackeray, William M.
17 Thackeray, William M. Rose and the Ring, The - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1942 First Edition Limited Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 4to 
The 1942 First Thus publication of this Thackeray classic was published as a Christmas volume. A limited number of copies were printed of which this is copy number 1040. Printed at the Press of A. Colish in Mount Vernon, N.Y. This beautiful edition was designed by George Macy, the godfather of the Limited Edition Club and it contains fine Illustrations that were redrawn by Fritz Kredel from the original first edition. The full page plates in the volume were colored by hand under the supervision of the artist.The book is bound in fine decorative cloth. The volume is in very good+ condition with a small spot on the front board and a scratch to the middle of the spine. There is no slipcase with this volume. A lovely presentation and a fine Christmas offering. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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Newcomes, The - 2 volumes - LEC, Thackeray, William Makepeace
18 Thackeray, William Makepeace Newcomes, The - 2 volumes - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1954 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
Beautiful two volume set with some minor wear to slipcase. First edition for these illustrations. Signed by Edward Ardizzone, the illustrator. Volumes have attractive pictorial cloth boards. Very Nice. The 1954 First Thus publication of this Thackeray classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 1274. Printed at the University Press in Cambridge, England. Fine Illustrations. The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous pictorial cloth. The volumes are in Very Good+ condition and would be fine but there appears to be some slight rippling of the pages in the first volume, primarily to the plate pages. It's matching slipcase shows shelf-wear with some chipping and small loss of paper, particularly to the opening perimeter of the box. The box is very good- at best. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Cape Cod - LEC, Thoreau, Henry David
19 Thoreau, Henry David Cape Cod - LEC
Portland Maine Limited editions club 1968 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
This is a beautiful First Edition Thus of Thoreau's great classic 'Cape Cod". It was limited to 1500 copies of which this is number 1454. The book was planned and printed by Fred Anthoensen at the Anthoensen Press in Portland. Main. The book is illustrated with drawings from R.J. Holden and is signed by him on the colophon. The book is in near fine condition with some spotting to the top-edge for a couple of inches out from the spine. There is very slight sunning to the spine of the book. The slipcase shows wear but still looks great. There is some fading and there is a bit of paper scratched away from the top of the box near the spine. There is also a small tape remnant at the very bottom outside extremity of the front of the case. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Warden, The - Limited Editions Club, Trollope, Anthony
20 Trollope, Anthony Warden, The - Limited Editions Club
New York Limited editions club 1955 1st Thus Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo . Signed by Illustrator
'The Warden' is one of the great classics written by Anthony Trollope. It is a pleasant story about British ecclesiastical life in the time of Queen Victoria. It is a novel of domestic realism and the amiable style of the novel fits the leisurely existence it describes. A wonderful read! This is the centennial edition of The Warden. Only 1500 copies were printed in 1955 of which this is number 946. The book is in beautiful condition with a small pencil point size white spot on the outside extreme of the front board and near the top and a couple of very small and almost invisible spots below the illustration on the front board. There is very slight sunning to the spine and it is hard to see, The slipcase shows just a bit of wear with moderate sunning of the spine and some sunning to the perimimeter of the box, front and back. This fine offering was printed at the Marchbanks Press in 1955. The illustrations were done by Fritz Kredel and he signed the book on the colophon at the rear of the volume. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
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