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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“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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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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Mr. Brecht, Bring Down This “Fourth Wall”
Brecht, Bertolt; Jack Levine, illus.; Eric Bentley, intro.   The threepenny opera.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. 4to (29.3 cm, 11.5"). 155, [3] pp.; 12 plts. (incl. in pagination, incl. frontis.).
$125.00
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LEC: Burke on the American ControversyWARD ENGRAVINGS
Burke, Edmund, Lynd Ward, illus.   On conciliation with the colonies and other papers on the American Revolution. Lunenberg, VT: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. 8vo (26 cm, 10.25"). Frontis., xxix, [1], 267, [3] pp.; 11 col. plts., illus.
$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; Lajos Szalay, illus.; Helen Muchnic, intro.   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., illus.
$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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Island Highs & Lows
Conrad, Joseph; Robert Shore, illus.  An outcast of the islands. Avon, CT: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1975. 4to (29.3 cm, 11.5"). ix, [3], 212, [2] pp.; 12 col. plts.
$[SOLD]

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"). Frontis., xx, [2], 281, [3] pp.; 9 plts.
$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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Virtue & Vice  (BUT Mostly Vice)
Defoe, Daniel; Bernd Kroeber, illus.; James Runcieman Sutherland, intro.   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"). Frontis., xiv, 256, [2] pp.; 11 col. plts., 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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Dostoevsky Gets theLEC Treatment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor; Fritz Eichenberg, illus.  The brothers Karamazov. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949. 4to (28.3 cm, 11.25"). I: xxii, 248 pp.; 17 plts. II: vi, [4], 251–604, [2] pp.; 31 plts.
$175.00
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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.
[SOLD]
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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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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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LECSacred Text with Expressionist ArtSigned
Goldin, Judah, trans.; Ben-Zion, illus.  The living Talmud: The wisdom of the Fathers and its classical commentaries. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1960. 4to (32 cm, 12.625"). xxxi, [1], 165, [3] pp.; 12 plts.
$125.00
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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.
$60.00

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; Michael Hafftka, illus.  In the penal colony. South Portland, ME: Silas Andrus, 1987. Small 4to (26.5 cm, 10.5"). [4], 53, [5] pp.; 4 plts. (incl. in pagination).
$285.00
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“The Vitality of Fictionalized Autobiography”
Lawrence, D.H.; Sheila Robinson, illus.; Robert Gorham Davis, intro.   Sons and lovers. Avon, CT: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. 8vo (27.2 cm, 10.7"). x, [4], 443, [3] pp.; 12 col. plts.; illus.
$100.00

Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone
Lees, Jim, ed.; David Gentleman, illus.  The ballads of Robin Hood. Cambridge: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1977. 4to (27.9 cm, 11"). Frontis., xxiii, [1], 206, [2] pp.; 7 plts., 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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