Binding Slip-Case - Hard Cover
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition 1st Thus
Publisher New York Limited editions club 1960
Inscription . Signed by Illustrator
Seller ID 002749
Beautiful copy containing 10 eclogues of Virgil translated into English by C.S.Calverly and wonderfully illustrated by Vertes. The book is fine and the slipcase shows shelfwear with light soiling. Of 1500 copies printed this is #1201 and it is signed by Vertes on the colophon page. A sumptuous edition. 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.