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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 a complete LEC bibliography. A master list of all LEC and Heritage Press titles (work in progress) can be found on Google Docs (I do not operate this; I merely wish to give it a signal boost). My own list of Heritage Press exclusives can be found here. I also have a Video Series on Youtube here.

My goal here is to enable collectors and/or book lovers a chance to be able to see these marvelous books. To be able to see what they look like, who illustrated them and how, and to provide comparisons of various printings of the books between the presses. I hope you find this blog to be a useful and important part of your collecting and discovery!

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Table of Contents:

My Collection:

Limited Editions Club (in chronological order):

Series 1

Travels of Lemuel Gulliver by Jonathan Swift/Alexander King

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman/Frederic Warde

The Travels of Baron Munchausen by Rudolph Raspe/John Held

Snow-Bound by John Greenleaf Whittier/Carl Purington Rollins

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe/René Clarke

Two Medieval Tales by Robert Louis Stevenson/C.B. Falls

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio/T.M. Cleland

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving/Felix Darley and Frederic Goudy

Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet/W.A. Dwiggins

Undine by Friedrich de la Motte-Fouqué/Allen Lewis

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe/Edward A. Wilson

Fables of Jean de La Fontaine/Rudolph Ruzicka

Series 2

by Moliere/Hugo Steiner-Prag

Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm/Fritz Kredel

An Iceland Fisherman by Pierre Loti/Yngve Berg

Vanity Fair
by W.M. Thackeray/John Austen

The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne/Carl Strauss

Series 3

The Jaunts and Jollities of Mr. John Jorrocks by R.S. Surtees/Gordon Ross

The Cloister in the Hearth by Charles Reade/Lynd Ward

South Wind by Norman Douglas/Carlotta Petrina

Series 4

The Lyrics of Francois Villon/Howard Simon

Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens/John Austen

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra/Enric-Cristobal Ricart

Series 5

At the Sign of the Queen Pedauque by Anatole France/Sylvain Sauvage

The Pastoral Loves of Daphnis and Chloe by Longus/Ruth Reeves

The Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel by Charles de Coster/Richard Floethe

Travels of Marco Polo/Nikolai Fyodorovitch Lapshin

The School of Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan/Rene ben Sussan

Series 6

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer/George W. Jones

Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll/John Tenniel

Series 7

Imaginary Conversations by Walter Savage Landor

Lavengro by George Borrow/Barnett Freedman

Sentimental Journey Through France & Italy by Laurence Sterne/Eric Gill and Denis Tegetmeier

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand/Sylvain Sauvage

Series 8

The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi, aka Richard Burton/Valenti Angelo

Series 9

The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France/Sylvain Sauvage

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert/Gunter Bohmer

The Song of Roland – Valenti Angelo

Series 10

Series 11

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare/Hugo Steiner-Prag

Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare/Stanislas Ostoja-Chrostowski

Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare/George Buday

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare/Nikolai Fyodorovitch Lapshin

Macbeth by William Shakespeare/Gordon Craig

The Tempest by William Shakespeare/Edward A. Wilson

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare/Gordon Ross

Two Gentlemen from Verona by William Shakespeare/Pierre Brissaud

King John by William Shakespeare/Valenti Angelo

Henry the IV Part 1 by William Shakespeare/Barnett Freedman

Series 12

Series 13

Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters/Boardman Robinson

Series 14

The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gustave Flaubert/Warren Chappell

Far Away and Long Ago by W.H. Hudson/Raul Rosarivo

Series 15

The Aeneid by Virgil/Carlotta Petrina

Series 16

The Innocent Voyage
by Richard Hughes/Lynd Ward

Vathek: An Arabian Tale by William Beckford/Valenti Angelo

The Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson/Richard and Doris Beer

The Book of Job, illustrated by Arthur Szyk

Series 17

The Essays of Michel de Montaigne/T.M. Cleland (Volume 1 and Handbook, not my copies. Will need to update)

The Adventures of Hajji Baba in Ispahan by J.J. Morier/Honoré Guilbeau

Penguin Island by Anatole France/Malcolm Cameron

Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley/Edward A. Wilson

The Book of Ruth, illustrated by Arthur Szyk

Series 18

Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Fritz Eichenberg

The Evergreen Tales: Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Three Bears, The Story of Joseph and his Brothers (Fritz Kredel, William Moyers, Arthur Szyk)

The Ring and the Book by Robert Browning/Carl Schultheiss

Series 19

The Physiology of Taste by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin/Sylvain Sauvage

The Evergreen Tales: Beauty and the Beast, St. George and the Dragon, Dick Whittington and his Cat (Edy Legrand, Edward Shenton, Robert Lawson)

The Evergreen Tales: Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves, The Ugly Duckling, The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood (Edward Ardizzone, Everett Gee Jackson, Sylvain Sauvage)

Series 20

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra/Edy Legrand

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev/Fritz Eichenberg

Henry the Fifth by William Shakespeare/Fritz Kredel

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The Betrothed (I Promissi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni/Bruno Bramanti

Series 21

The Evergreen Tales: King Midas & the Golden Touch, Pandora’s Box, The Emperor’s New Clothes (Fritz Eichenberg, Rafaello Busoni, Ervine Metzl)

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

Travels in Arabia Deserta by Charles M. Doughty/Edy Legrand

Series 22

by Voltaire/Sylvain Sauvage

The Revolt of the Angels by Anatole France/Pierre Watrin

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand/Pierre Brissaud

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

The Diary of Moll Flanders
by Daniel Defoe/Reginald Marsh

Series 23

Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs/Thomas Hart Benton

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

Series 24

Camille by Alexandre Dumas fils/Bernard Lamotte

The Shaving of Shagpat
by George Meredith/Honoré Guilbeau

Series 25 (George Macy passes away in 1956; Helen Macy takes over)

Poems of Heinrich Heine/Fritz Kredel

Of the Nature of Things by Lucretius/Paul Landacre

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

Series 26

Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas/Edy Legrand

Selections from The Koran, illustrated by Valenti Angelo

by Apollonius of Rhodes/A. Tassos

The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch/Joe Mugnaini

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

The Wanderer
by Alain-Fournier/Andre Dignimont

Series 27

Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope/Fritz Kredel

The Histories of Herodotus/Edward Bawden

Quarto-Millenary of the Limited Editions Club

Memoirs of Saint-Simon/Pierre Brissaud

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

The Way of the World by William Congreve/T.M. Cleland

Series 28

The Birds by Aristophanes/Marian Parry

The Chronicles of Jean Froissart/Henry C. Pitz

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

Series 29

The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner/Paul Hogarth

Series 30

The Oresteia
by Aeschylus/Michael Aryton

Monsieur Beaucaire
by Booth Tarkington/T.M. Cleland

Man and Superman
by George Bernard Shaw/Charles Mozley

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne/Edward A. Wilson

Series 31

Series 32

Series 33

Three Plays of Henrik Ibsen/Fredrik Matheson

Series 34

Hard Times by Charles Dickens/Charles Raymond

Series 35

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James/Colleen Browning

Series 36

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

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

Series 37 (Jonathan Macy takes over the Club)

Daisy Miller by Henry James/Gustave Nebel

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy/Agnes Miller Parker

Series 38 (Cardevon Press purchases the LEC from the Macy family)

Series 39

Youth/Typhoon/The End of Tether by Joseph Conrad/Robert Shore

Series 40

Orations and Essays by Cicero/Salvatore Fiume

Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde/Tony Walton

Series 41

Series 42

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

Series 43

Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence/Sheila Robinson

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

Series 44

The Torrents of Spring
by Ivan Turgenev/Lajos Szalay

Series 45 (Sidney Shiff bought the LEC in 1978)


The Adventures of Simplicius Simplicissimus by Johann von Grimmelshausen/Fritz Eichenberg

Series 46

The House of the Dead
by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Fritz Eichenberg

Series 47

The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad/Bruce Chandler

Series 48

Series 49

Oedipus by Friedrich Dürrenmatt/Marie Cosindas

Series 50 and beyond – I do not have any of these nor is Shiff’s period a major focus of mine at present. If I acquire any more of the Shiff books past this point, I will expand this section appropriately.

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

by Anonymous/Lynd Ward

Gargantua & Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais/Lynd Ward

The Aeneid
by Virgil/Carlotta Petrina

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri/William Blake

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

Walden by Henry David Thoreau/Thomas A. Nason

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

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by Oscar Wilde/Valenti Angelo

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin/William Sharp

Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman/Rockwell Kent

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

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
/Arthur Szyk

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin/Paul Landacre

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

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

Lorna Doone by R.D. Blackmore/John Austen

The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus/Franz Masereel

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

The Histories of William Shakespeare/John Farleigh

The Song of Songs that is Solomon’s – Valenti Angelo

The Decameron
by Giovanni Boccaccio/Fritz Kredel

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift/Fritz Eichenberg

Non-Macy Items:

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

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

The Revolt of the Angels
by Anatole France/Pierre Watrin

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand/Pierre Brissaud

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

Four Plays by Christopher Marlowe/Albert Decaris

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

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy/Barnett Freedman

The Travels of Marco Polo/Nikolai Fyodorovitch Lapshin

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

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

The Ballad of Reading Gaol
by Oscar Wilde/Zhenya Gay

The Essays of Francis Bacon/Bruce Rogers

Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire/Pierre-Yves Tremois

Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
/John Henry Nash

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

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

Two Plays
by Anton Chekhov/Lajos Szalay

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

Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley/Edward A. Wilson

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

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

The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Fritz Eichenberg

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Fritz Eichenberg

Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes/Edy Legrand

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

Tales of the Gold Rush
by Bret Harte/Fletcher Martin

The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
/William Sharp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling/David Gentleman

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 of Henrik Ibsen/Fredrik Matheson

The Warden
by Anthony Trollope/Fritz Kredel

Crime & Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky/Fritz Eichenberg

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

The Song of Roland
/Valenti Angelo

The Wanderer by Alain-Fournier/Andre Dignimont

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy/Agnes Miller Parker

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

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

Droll Stories by Honore de Balzac/Boris Artzybasheff

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

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

The Education of Henry Adams/Samuel Chamberlain

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

by H.G. Wells/Lynton Lamb

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

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

by Aristophanes/Pablo Picasso

Rights of Man by Thomas Paine/Lynd Ward

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert/Pierre Brissaud

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

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.)

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

Penguin Island
by Anatole France/Sylvain Sauvage

Five Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens/Reginald Birch

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

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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Dangerous Acquaintances by Choderlos de Laclos/Chas LaBorde

Fathers and Sons
by Ivan Turgenev/Fritz Eichenberg

The Readers Club

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