LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB
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Every one of these handsome books, published between 1929 and mid-century, offers what the LEC CREDO celebrates as "a text of quality, beauty of illustration, [and] artistic and technical excellence of presentation."
ALL WORKS are giants or simply beloved in the Western tradition of humane letters, the texts interpreted by introduction-writers and translators often provocatively chosen. Designers and presses were thoughtfully selected; bindings are pleasing and often witty — a favorite here is The Call of the Wild done up in a cloth binding of black and green checked lumberjack flannel!

LEC MemorabiliaAn Evocative Small Archive
(An Appropriate “#1”).  Limited Editions Club.  Ephemera, 29 items. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1971–95. Various.
$350.00
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Tales for the Ageless: ILLUSTRATED Fairy Tales,
Fables, Allegories, & Legends
Andersen, Hans Christian; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Charles Perrault; et al.   Aladdin and the wonderful lamp. Joseph and his brothers. The three bears. The ugly duckling. The sleeping beauty in the wood. The tale of Ali Baba and the forty thieves. Bluebeard. Hansel and Gretel. Jack and the beanstalk. The emperor's new clothes. Pandora's box. King Midas and the golden touch. Beauty and the beast. Dick Whittington and his cat. St. George and the dragon. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1949-1952. 8vo (31 cm, 12.1"). 15 vols. Illus.
$850.00
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“A God-Hero of the Golden Age of Myth” —
The First Original English-Language Poem on the Buddha
Arnold, Edwin.  The light of Asia. Being the life and teaching of Gautama prince of India and founder of Buddhism. Avon, CT: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1976. Folio (30 cm, 11.8"). xxiv, 193, [3] pp.; 8 col. plts.
$100.00
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The Summit of Jane Austen's Art”
Austen, Jane.  Persuasion. Westport, CT: The Limited Editions Club, 1977. 8vo (26.5 cm, 10.4"). x, [2], 241, [3] pp.; 8 col. plts.
$80.00
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Szyk's LEC Ruth
Bible.  O.T. Ruth. English. 1947. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”).   The book of Ruth from the translation prepared at Cambridge in 1611 for King James I with a preface by Mary Ellen Chase and illustrations by Arthur Szyk. New York: [Printed by the Aldus Printers for the] Limited Editions Club, 1947. Small folio (31 cm, 12.2"). 42, [6] double-fold pp.; col. illus.
$250.00
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One of the LEC Evergreen TalesJoseph” by SZYK
Bible.  O.T. Joseph. English. 1947. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”).   The story of Joseph and his brothers as told in the King James version of the Holy Bible and illustrated by Arthur Szyk. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1949. Folio (30.9 cm, 12.2"). 48, [4] pp.; col. illus.
$100.00
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The Little British Seadog with theHeart of a Lion
& the Constitution of a Bull Whale
Bligh, William.  A voyage to the South Seas undertaken by command of His Majesty for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies in His Majesty's Ship Bounty commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship.... Adelaide, South Australia: The Griffin Press for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1975. Folio extra (36.3 cm, 14.25"). xix, [1], 150 pp.; illus.
$125.00
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Mr. Brecht, Bring Down This “Fourth Wall”
Brecht, Bertolt.  The threepenny opera. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Folio (28.4 cm, 11.2"). 155, [3] pp.; illus.
$125.00
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LEC: Burke on the American ControversyWard Engravings
Burke, Edmund.  On conciliation with the colonies and other papers on the American Revolution. Lunenberg, VT: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. 8vo (26 cm, 10.25"). xxix, [1], 267, [3] pp.
$125.00
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Hand-Colored New Orleans IllustrationsPresentation CopySigned by the Artist
Cable, George Washington.  Old Creole days. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1943. 8vo (25.9 cm, 10.2"). Col. frontis., xxxi, [1], 224, [2] pp.; 8 col. plts.
$150.00
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LEC Chekhov
Chekhov, Anton.  The short stories of Anton Chekhov. Avon, CT: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1973. 8vo (26 cm, 10.25"). xv, [1], 315, [3] pp.; 10 col. plts.
$85.00
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LEC CiceroDesign by Mardersteig
Cicero, Marcus Tullius.  Orations and essays. Verona: Pr. for the Limited Editions Club at the Stamperia Valdonega, 1972. 8vo. XXVII, [1], 298, [4] pp.; 12 plts.
$125.00
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Illustrated & Signed byFrançoise Gilot
Colette.  Break of day. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1983. 4to (27.9 cm, 11"). xiii, [1], 137, [5] pp.; three plates.
$140.00
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The LEC DoesRight by CONFUCIUS
Confucius.  The analects of Confucius. New York: Pr. at the Plantin Press for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1970. 8vo (28.2 cm, 11.2"). xxvii, [5], 131, [3] pp.; 12 col. plts.
$150.00
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For PHILOSOPHY,  click here.

Island Highs & Lows
Conrad, Joseph.  An outcast of the islands. Avon, CT: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1975. Folio (28.6 cm, 11.25"). ix, [3], 212, [2] pp.
$75.00
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For PACIFICA,  click here.
For MARITIME matters,  click here.

LEC: American Expatriate Literary Culture
Cowley, Malcolm.  Exile's return[:] a literary odyssey of the 1920's. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1981. 8vo (25.2 cm, 9.9"). xx, [2], 281, [3] pp.; illus.
$400.00
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TooVicious & Offensive for its Time
Crane, Stephen.  Maggie a girl of the streets. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1974. 8vo. 105, [3] pp.; 6 plts.
$100.00
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LEC:  “A Monumental Dante”
Dante Alighieri.  The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri. New York: Printed at the Officina Bodoni in Verona, Italy, for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1932. Folio (cm, “). xxi, [1], 491, [3] pp.
$200.00
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Virtue & Vice (But Mostly Vice)
Defoe, Daniel.  Roxana the fortunate mistress or a history of the life and vast variety of fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau, afterwards called the Countess de Wintselheim in Germany being the person known by the name of Lady Roxana in the time of Charles II. Avon, CT: The Limited Editions Club, 1976. Folio (29.2 cm, 11.5"). xiv, 256, [2] pp.; illus.
$125.00
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Dickens Goes toAMERICA
Dickens, Charles.  American notes for general circulation. Avon, CT: Made for the Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1975. 8vo (25.5 cm, 10.1"). Col. frontis., xv, [3], 272, [2] pp.; 2 double-page col. plts., 5 col. plts.
$40.00
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“The First Masterpiece of Dickens's Maturity”
Dickens, Charles.  Dealings with the firm of Dombey and Son wholesale, retail, and for exportation. New York: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1957. 8vo (25.3 cm, 10"). 2 vols. I: xv, [1], 396 pp.; 6 col. plts. II: [10], 798, [2] pp.; 6 col. plts.
$100.00
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From a DARK Place — Hard Labor in Siberia
 10 STRIKING Wood Engravings
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor.  The house of the dead. New York: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1982. 8vo (26.8 cm, 10.55"). xxiii, 360, [4] pp.; illus.
$130.00
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Madame Bovary Bound inSilk & with Atmospheric Watercolors
Flaubert, Gustave, Gunter Böhmer, illus.  Madame Bovary. Zurich: Printed for Members of the Limited Editions Club by Fretz Brothers Ltd., 1938. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.75"). 348, [4] pp.; illus.
$75.00
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Watercolors Abound
France, Anatole.  At the sign of the Queen Pédauque. Chicago: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club by The Lakeside Press, 1933. Tall 4to. Frontis., [5], v–xii, 174, [2] pp., [3 (blank)] ff.; 19 plts.
$95.00
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Magic Realism & Surrealism
García Márquez, Gabriel.  One hundred years of solitude. [New York]: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Folio (28.5 cm, 11.25"). xii, [2], 348, [3] pp.; 9 pls.
$375.00
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A Pioneer ofRussian Realism
Gogol, Nikolai.  The overcoat. The government inspector. Westport, CT: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1976. 8vo (27.2 cm, 10.75"). xiii, [3], 187, [3] pp.; illus.
$65.00
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“The Everlasting, TWIN Bonds ofFood & Sex
Grass, Günter.  The flounder. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1985. Oblong 8vo (26.5 cm, 10.4"). 3 vols. I: 156 pp.; illus. II: [157]–326 pp.; illus. III: [327]–530, [4] pp.; illus.
$400.00
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Something Which Belongs to the Muse, the Moon”
Graves, Robert. Poems. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1980. Folio (25.3 cm, 10"). xx, 144, [2] pp.; 8 pls.
$100.00
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Wild Carrot for the LEC:  “Our Modern Poet of Territory”
Heaney, Seamus.  Poems and a memoir. [Hadley, MA]: Wild Carrot Letterpress for The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Folio (31.2 cm, 12.25"). xviii, 153, [3] pp.; illus.
$625.00
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Tonight at the Magic TheaterFor Madmen OnlyPrice of Admission Your Mind
Hesse, Hermann.  Steppenwolf. Westport, CT: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1977. Folio (29.7 cm, 11.75"). ix, [1], 181, [3] pp.; illus.
$225.00
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“A Literary Masterpiece, theHigh Noon of the Romantic School
Hugo, Victor.  The Battle of Waterloo, a romantic narrative. Westport, CT: Limited Editions Club, 1977. 4to (27.6 cm; 10.875"). [10], 99, [2] double-fold pp.; [5] plts.
$100.00
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First Complete English TranslationOfficina Bodoni
Hugo, Victor.  The toilers of the sea. Verona, Italy: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club at The Officina Bodoni, 1960. Small folio (26.9 cm, 10.6"). xix, [3], 578, [4] pp.; illus.
$100.00
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LEC: A Southern Californian Landmark
Jackson, Helen Hunt.  Ramona. Los Angeles: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club at The Plantin Press, 1959. 8vo. xiv, [6], 428, [2] pp.; illus.
$125.00
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Up the THAMES in a Rowboat
Jerome, Jerome K.  Three men in a boatto say nothing of the dog!  Ipswich: Pr. by W.S. Cowell Ltd. for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1975. Oblong 8vo (23.6 cm, 9.3"). xv, [1], 174, [2] pp.; 12 col. plts., 2 double-p. col. plts.
$100.00

A Comic RompAn Oxford, Meynell LEC Production
Jonson, Ben.  Volpone, or the fox. Oxford: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, 1952. Folio. (30 cm, 11.75"). [4], v–xxv, [3], 163, [2] pp.; 17 plts.
$150.00
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“A Remarkable Piece of Apparatus . . . ”
Kafka, Franz.  In the penal colony. South Portland, ME: The Limited Editions Club, 1987. 8vo (26.5 cm, 10.5"). 53, [5] pp.; illus.
$300.00
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LEC: Kingsley's Mythic British Adventure
Kingsley, Charles.  Westward ho! Or: the voyages and adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, knight, of Burrough in the county of Devon, in the reign of her most glorious majesty Queen Elizabeth. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1947. Folio (27.3 cm, 10.75"). 2 vols. I: xiii, [5], 292 pp.; 5 plts. II: [8], 293–576, [2] pp.; 5 plts.
$50.00
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Koran Designed & Illustrated byValenti Angelo
Koran.  English. 1958.  The Koran: Selected suras. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1958. 8vo. 231, [1] pp.
$275.00
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The Vitality of Fictionalized Autobiography”
Lawrence, D.H.  Sons and lovers. Avon, CT: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. 8vo (27.2 cm, 10.7"). 443, [3] pp.; 12 col. plts.
$100.00
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Robin is to the Greenwood Gone
Lees, Jim, ed.  The ballads of Robin Hood. Cambridge: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1977. 8vo (27.9 cm, 11"). Frontis., xxiii, [1], 206, [2] pp.; illus.
$75.00
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Celebrating250 Fine Books
Limited Editions Club.  Quarto-Millenary: The first 250 publications and the first 25 years 1929–1954 of the Limited Editions Club. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1959. Folio (31.6 cm, 12.45"). xiii, [5], 295, [3] pp.; illus.
$175.00
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First Peformed at Ludlow Castle 1634Comus with the Music
Milton, John, & Henry Lawes.  The masque of Comus. Cambridge: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, 1954. 4to (26.6 cm, 10.4"). Frontis., [6], 3–57, [3], [12 (music)], [2] pp.; 5 plts.
$180.00
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