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Greetings! Welcome to the George Macy Imagery. Some of you may have wandered in from the George Macy Devotees from LibraryThing, through search engines, my other sites, and/or by sheer chance. This site is a place for me to catalog my personal collection of Limited Editions Club and Heritage Press books for educational/research purposes. I also check out items from libraries on occasion. A third Macy publishing project, the Reader’s Club, is briefly covered here, although in a more limited fashion. If you’re new to this world of fine books, this page will give you a brief history of the two major presses and their legacy. Important pages, such as the Heritage Press Exclusives list, can be found to the left. For Recent Posts, please look to your right. I’m also updating many of the older posts, which I’m keeping track of here.

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Table of Contents:

My Collection:

Limited Editions Club:


Man and Superman
by George Bernard Shaw/Charles Mozley


The Diary of Moll Flanders
by Daniel Defoe/Reginald Marsh


The House of the Dead
by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Fritz Eichenberg


Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Fritz Eichenberg


The Innocent Voyage
by Richard Hughes/Lynd Ward


Argonautica
by Apollonius of Rhodes/A. Tassos


Tartuffe
by Moliere/Hugo Steiner-Prag


The Three-Cornered Hat
by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón/Roger Duvoisin


Monsieur Beaucaire
by Booth Tarkington/T.M. Cleland


Vanity Fair
by W.M. Thackeray/John Austen


Far from the Madding Crowd
by Thomas Hardy/Agnes Miller Parker


Zadig
by Voltaire/Sylvain Sauvage


Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas/Edy Legrand


Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome/John Griffiths


Memoirs of Saint-Simon/Pierre Brissaud

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The Torrents of Spring
by Ivan Turgenev/Lajos Szalay

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The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific by Capt. James Cook/Geoffrey C. Ingleton

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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James/Colleen Browning


The Shaving of Shagpat
by George Meredith/Honore Guilbeau


The Wanderer
by Alain-Fournier/Andre Dignimont


The Oresteia
by Aeschylus/Michael Aryton

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The Ring and the Book by Robert Browning/Carl Schultheiss

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Ferdinand and Isabella by William H. Prescott/Lima de Freitas

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A Voyage to the South Seas by William Bligh/Geoffrey C. Ingleton

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Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev/Fritz Eichenberg

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Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson/Lynd Ward

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Henry the IV Part 1 by William Shakespeare/Barnett Freedman

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The Histories of Herodotus/Edward Bawden

The Koran, illustrated by Valenti Angelo

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Tono-Bungay by H.G. Wells/Lynton Lamb

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand/Pierre Brissaud

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand/Sylvain Sauvage

The Book of the Popol Vuh, translated by Sylvanus Morley and Delia Goetz/Everett Gee Jackson

Heritage Press (all are New York editions unless specified with a Conn. following the illustrator):


Beowulf
by Anonymous/Lynd Ward


Les Miserables
by Victor Hugo/Lynd Ward (2 volumes)

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Rights of Man by Thomas Paine/Lynd Ward

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Gargantua & Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais/Lynd Ward


The Aeneid
by Virgil/Carlotta Petrina

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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri/William Blake


Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard by Thomas Gray/Agnes Miller Parker

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All Men are Brothers by Shui Hu Chuan/Pearl S. Buck/Miguel Covarrubias

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Walden by Henry David Thoreau/Thomas A. Nason


The Story of Manon Lescaut by the Abbe Provost D’Exiles/Pierre Brissaud


Cyrano de Bergerac
 by Edmond Rostand/Pierre Brissaud

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert/Pierre Brissaud


The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
translated by Richard Burton/Valenti Angelo (all 3 vol.)

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe/William Sharp

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin/William Sharp


Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman/Rockwell Kent

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The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Fritz Eichenberg

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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy/Fritz Eichenberg/Vassily Verestchagin (both volumes)


The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Fritz Eichenberg

The Story of Reynard the Fox by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe/Fritz Eichenberg

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The Adventures and the Later Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle/Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget et al.


The Revolt of the Angels
by Anatole France/Pierre Watrin

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The Decameron
by Giovanni Boccaccio/Fritz Kredel

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Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes/Edy Legrand


Two Plays
by Anton Chekhov/Lajos Szalay


Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus and Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley/John Farleigh

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The Tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann/Hugo Steiner-Prag

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm/Lucille Corcos (2 volumes)


Four Plays by Christopher Marlowe/Albert Decaris


The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
/Arthur Szyk

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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair/Fletcher Martin (Conn.)

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On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin/Paul Landacre


Main Street by Sinclair Lewis/Grant Wood (Conn.)


Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy/Barnett Freedman

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon/Gian Battista Piranesi


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
by Mark Twain/Honore Guilbeau

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The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling/David Gentleman


The Ballad of Reading Gaol
by Oscar Wilde/Zhenya Gay

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The Gods Are A-Thirst by Anatole France/Jean Oberle

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The Essays of Francis Bacon/Bruce Rogers

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Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire/Pierre-Yves Tremois

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The Travels of Marco Polo/Nikolai Fyodorovitch Lapshin


Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
/John Henry Nash


A Journal of a Plague Year by Daniel Defoe/Domenico Gnoli

Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo/Bernard Lamotte

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The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, translated by J.C. Mardrus and E. Powys Mathers/Edward A. Wilson

Non-Macy Items:

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
/Fritz Eichenberg

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Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
/Fritz Eichenberg

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The Revolt of the Angels and Penguin Island by Anatole France/Frank C. Pape

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A Smattering of Non-Macy Books with LEC Illustrators #1

Formerly in My Collection

Limited Edition Club:


Tartuffe and The Would-Be Gentleman
by Moliere/Serge Ivanoff

Heritage Press:


Poems of W.B. Yeats
/Robin Jacques

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The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
retold by Joseph Bedier/Serge Ivanoff


The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe/Hugo Steiner-Prag


Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen/Per Krohg


Russian Folk Tales
, edited by Albert B. Lord/Teje Etchemendy (Conn.)


The Nibelungenlied by Anon./Edy Legrand

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A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne/Edward A. Wilson

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Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley/Edward A. Wilson

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder/Jean Charlot

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The Chronicle of the Cid, translated by Robert Southey/Rene Ben Sussan

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Tales of the Gold Rush
by Bret Harte/Fletcher Martin

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The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
/William Sharp


Salome
by Oscar Wilde/Valenti Angelo


The Return of the Native
by Thomas Hardy/Agnes Miller Parker

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Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain/John Groth (Conn.)

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Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana/Hans Alexander Mueller

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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James/Mariette Lydis


The Innocent Voyage
by Richard Hughes/Lynd Ward


Poems of William Shakespeare
/Agnes Miller Parker


Tartuffe and The Would-Be Gentleman
by Moliere/Serge Ivanoff


South Wind by Norman Douglas/Carlotta Petrina (Conn.)


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain/Norman Rockwell (Illustrated Bookshelf, wrong binding)


Don Juan
by Lord Bryon/Hugo Steiner-Prag (water damaged :( )


Two Plays by Anton Chekhov/Lajos Szalay (Conn.)


Three Plays by Henrik Ibsen/Fredrik Matheson (water damaged :( )


The Warden
by Anthony Trollope/Fritz Kredel (water damaged :( )


Crime & Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Fritz Eichenberg (water damaged :( )


The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyan by Louis Untermeyer/Everett Gee Jackson (Conn.)


The Song of Roland
/Valenti Angelo (water damaged :( )


The Wanderer by Alain-Fournier/Andre Dignimont (water damaged :( )


The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy/Agnes Miller Parker (water damaged :( )


The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan/William Blake


The Essays of Michel de Montaigne
/T.M. Cleland (Volume 2 only)


Memoirs of Saint-Simon/Pierre Brissaud


R.v.R. the Life of Rembrandt
by Hendrik Van Loon/Rembrandt van Rijn (Reprint)


The Pickwick Papers
by Charles Dickens/Gordon Ross


The Singular Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolph Raspe et al./Fritz Kredel


Billy Budd and Benito Cereno by Herman Melville/Robert Shore

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The Federalist or the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton et al/Bruce Rogers (Conn.)


Swann’s Way
by Marcel Proust/Bernard Lamotte


This is the Hour: A Novel About Goya by Lion Feuchtwanger/Francisco Goya


William Tell
by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller/Rafaello Busoni

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Droll Stories by Honore de Balzac/Boris Artzybasheff

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The Monk and the Hangman’s Daughter by Ambrose Bierce/Michel Ciry

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She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith/T. M. Cleland


The Education of Henry Adams/Samuel Chamberlain

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The Ambassadors by Henry James/Leslie Saalberg


The Vicar of Wakefield by John Galsworthy/John Austen (Illustrated Bookshelf)


The Prisoner of Zenda
by Anthony Hope/Donald Spencer


The Iliad by Homer/John Flaxman


The First Night by Gilbert & Sullivan (collection of their Operas)/Various Artists


Tono-Bungay
by H.G. Wells/Lynton Lamb


Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin/Fritz Eichenberg


Penguin Island by Anatole France/Malcolm Cameron


Oedipus the King
by Sophocles/Demetrios Galanis


Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
by Thomas De Quincey/Zhenya Gay


The Ring and the Book
by Robert Browning/Carl Schultheiss


Lysistrata
by Aristophanes/Pablo Picasso

Outside My Collection

Limited Editions Club


The Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer/Arthur Szyk


The Essays of Michel de Montaigne
/T.M. Cleland (Volume 1 and Handbook)


The Aeneid
by Virgil/Carlotta Petrina


The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Alexander King


Plutrach’s Lives/W.A. Dwiggins


The Diary of Samuel Pepys/William Sharp

Heritage Press


Short Stories of Oscar Wilde
/James Hill


The Histories of Herodotus
/Edward Bawden (2 volumes)


The Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer/Arthur Szyk


The Book of Ruth
/Arthur Szyk


The Poetry of Robert Burns
/Joan Hassall


Journals of the Expedition of Lewis and Clark
/Carl Bodmer and others (2 volumes)


John Brown’s Body
by Stephen Vincent Benet/John Steuart Curry


The Red and the Black
by Stendhal/Rafaello Busoni


The Mill on the Floss
by George Eliot/Wray Manning


Bhagavad Gita: The Song Celestial/Y.G. Srimati


The Heritage Book of Ballads
, edited by MacEdward Leach/Fritz Kredel


Andersen’s Fairy Tales/Fritz Kredel


Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope/Fritz Kredel


The Life of Benvenuto Cellini/Fritz Kredel


The Sailor’s Reader
, edited by George Macy


The Sonnets of Shakespeare
/Valenti Angelo


The Faerie Queene
by Edmund Spenser/John Austen/Agnes Miller Parker


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain/Norman Rockwell (Conn.)


Lysis, or Friendship, The Symposium and Phaedrus by Plato/Eugene Kardis


The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato/Hans Erni


The Odyssey by Homer/John Flaxman (Conn.)


The Histories of William Shakespeare/John Farleigh


A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson/Roger Duvoisin


Penguin Island
by Anatole France/Sylvain Sauvage

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Five Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens/Reginald Birch

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Two Years Before the Mast
by Richard Henry Dana/Dale Nichols

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Hard Times by Charles Dickens/Charles Raymond

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The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci
by Dmitri Merejcovski/Leonardo da Vinci

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The Princess of Cleves by Madame de la Fayette/Hermine David

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Dangerous Acquaintances by Choderlos de Laclos/Chas LaBorde

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Fathers and Sons
by Ivan Turgenev/Fritz Eichenberg

The Readers Club


The Days of the King by Bruno Frank/Adolf von Menzel/Sinclair Lewis

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