Title An American Tragedy - LEC
Binding Slip-Case - Hard Cover
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition 1st Thus
Publisher New York Limited Editions Club 1954
Seller ID 002504
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.