Limited Editions Club – The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner (1961)

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The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner (1961)
LEC #329/29th Series V. 7 in 1961
Artwork: Lithographs by Paul Hogarth
Introduced by Isak Dinesen

#921 of 1500. LEC Exclusive.

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Front Binding – Hello friends, we’re back with another LEC offering, this time The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner. This was Schreiner’s sole LEC production, but the book does have a fascinating story behind it. But before we dig into that, let’s touch on Schreiner’s past a bit. She worked as a governess for two separate families in Cradock in the then-known Basutoland (now Lesotho), having been born and raised in the region. In her thirties she departed for England, and despite her relative lack of formal education had enough independent reading to formulate the manuscript for the novel before you now. However, in Victorian England a woman did not have the easiest time of publishing her own works, but Olive was tenacious and kept circulating her manuscript to various publishers. It eventually fell into the hands of George Meredith (of Shaving of Shagpat fame), who enjoyed her novel and pushed for his publisher Chapman and Hall to publish it. In 1883, the book was issued as a two-volume set under the name of Ralph Iron (see what I mean?). Eventually the work was attached to Schreiner, who had returned to Basutoland in 1891, married Samuel Cronwright (who affixed her last name to his), and continued to write, although none of her other literary efforts reached the acclaim of her first.

Another first is illustrator Paul Hogarth, an artist who had seen prior publications of Jane Eyre and The Pickwick Papers issued in foreign countries, and this was one of his earliest American contributions to book illustration. Unlike its author Hogarth would return to the LEC for three more commissions for Cardevon and Sid Shiff’s tenures with the Club: Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon in 1977, Robert Grave’s Poems in 1980, and Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer in 1981.

So let’s get into the meat of this book’s history. You may recall a little while back I produced a post on the “Booklover’s Journey of the World“. I’ll refrain from diving back into that well, but the short of it is that this book was originally planned to be a part of that series when George Macy was still alive and well, and would be entirely produced in Basutoland per the perimeters of the project. As that post documents, this was alas not a long-lived notion, as World War II dashed the enterprise before it could really take off. The newsletter is refreshingly candid about the doomed idea, showing how designer and then-Basutoland publisher Hans Schmoller reached out to Macy to produce a book at his press, and how Macy pitched Story to him, only for the War to intervene and for the suggestion to go unmoved. As the war ended and Schmoller relocated to England, Macy reconnected in the hopes of moving forward with the book once more, but Schmoller was not the head of a press and by the time he was head of the production team at Penguin Books in 1949 and in a role he could act on such a request, Macy’s health was in decline and it took another 12 years for the edition Macy had so yearned to create to become reality under his wife Helen’s eye.

Design Notes – Schmoller may have had to wait several years to execute this book, but he adhered to the original plan as much as he conceivably could. While the book’s text and black and white illustrations were ultimately printed by the Westerham Press in Kent instead of at Schmoller’s former Basutoland press Morija Printing Works, the binding maintained Macy’s intent of utilizing the bark-cloth tree’s namesake bark as the binding material. To the Club’s knowledge this is the first time the material was used to decorate the outside of a book, which was originally stitched together by Basuto women artisans well-versed in utilizing it for clothing and other means. Russell-Rutter per usual was the bindery. The spine’s red cloth and gold leaf design was created by Schmoller. Back to the innards: Dante was the font chosen for the text, with the Hollingworth Ltd.’s Turkey Mill producing the gray-rag paper. The Curwen Press reproduced Hogarth’s color lithographs.



Title Page – Noted author Isak Dinesen, pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen-Finecke, provides an introduction.

Colophon – This is #921 of 1500, and signed by Hogarth.

Examples of the Illustrations by Hogarth (right click and open in new tab for full size):

Personal Notes – My good friend Django6924 sold this to me as part of his recent cull. Very happy to have this in my collection!

LEC Monthly Letter


Of Interest: Bill Majure’s Brief History and Book List of the Limited Editions Club

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Bill Majure is a former Limited Editions Club bookseller who recently retired from the trade, but in the process of running his business compiled a most excellent set of resources on the Club, including a complete bibliography and brief history. As Majure is no longer running his shop, there have been times I’ve gone to reference the site to find it down, its security certificates out of date, or otherwise inaccessible. While the site is live as of 4/14/19, it is possible it may disappear someday, and I feel as a site dedicated to the works of the LEC that I should archive his hard work here as a backup. I’m including it here for reference purposes.

The following is entirely his work save a couple notes at the very end of the checklist, which he did provide originally but I do not have in my document; I am merely providing it as a resource for collectors to use. I have completely redone the bibliography to include the numbering system; however, the HTML involved in the process has made many of the sentences break in odd places. I will slowly work on this when I have the time. I have also made some slight revisions to the checklist to correct misspellings, punctuation and adding in the occasional “unsigned” to books I know were issued that way. I have yet to give this a thorough editing, mind, so there will still be some minor errors throughout. Lastly, I will eventually link all of my posts here on the LECs I’ve covered.

A huge thank you to Bill for producing this research, and I sincerely hope you do not mind my hosting it.


The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929 by George Macy (1900-1956) to publish finely made and finely illustrated limited editions of the classics of literature – and of a few carefully selected contemporary titles (such as Batouala by Rene Maran).

Most of the books were beautifully illustrated with original artwork by leading book illustrators. In most cases, the illustrators handsigned each copy of the books that they illustrated for the LEC. Some books were published unsigned due to the unexpected death of the artist before publication, as happened with the The Arabian Nights illustrated by Arthur Szyk, Comus illustrated by Edmund Dulac, and the Arthur Rackham illustrated Wind In The Willows.

George Macy also commissioned some major fine art artists to illustrate LEC books with original etchings, lithographs, etc., which were bound into the books; artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Derain, Laurencin, and other members of the Paris School. He also commissioned a number of American masters of that period, largely from the Social Realism and American Regionalism schools of art. Included were Reginald Marsh, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry. In addition, he commissioned major photographers, including Edward Weston and Edward Steichen, to illustrate LEC books. The artists and photographers handsigned all copies of the books that they illustrated.

Some LEC books were signed not only by the artist, but also by famous book designers and by the authors, such as The Complete Poems of Robert Frost (1950), which was signed by the poet, Robert Frost; the book-designer, Bruce Rogers; and the artist/illustrator, Thomas Nason. And most copies of the books, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, were signed by Alice Hargreaves, the original Alice, Lewis Carroll’s niece. A small number of LEC books were issued unillustrated, and were usually signed by the book-designer and/or the printer.

The two most sought after (and valuable) LEC books published under Macy’s leadership are Lysistrata, illustrated and signed by Pablo Picasso, 1934; and Ulysses, illustrated and signed by Henri Matisse, 1935. A limited number of the copies of Ulysses were also signed by the author, James Joyce.

The LEC issued up to twelve books each year (it varied) to a small group of subscribers. During ownership by the Macy family, LEC books were usually limited to 1500 copies, but with several exceptions. The original subscription price in 1929 of an LEC book was $10, discounted by 10% if the subscriber paid a year in advance.

After George Macy’s death in 1956, his wife, Helen, took over and directed the operations of the LEC until her death in 1968. From 1968 until 1970, the club was operated by her son, Jonathan Macy, and other family members. In 1970, the LEC (together with The Heritage Press and The Heritage Club), was sold to Boise Cascade Corporation. Boise Cascade sold it to Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. Ziff-Davis sold it to Cardavon Press. Cardavon operated the LEC unsuccessfully for most of the 1970’s, finally putting it on the block for sale.

Cardavon had raised the limitation to 2000 copies, and had sold The Heritage Press & The Heritage Club to The Danbury Mint (a sister company to The Easton Press) to generate needed cash. The Heritage Press and The Heritage Club were, respectively, the publisher and distributor of inexpensive, unlimited, and unsigned reprint editions of books which had previously been published by the Limited Editions Club. As a result of that sale, today The Easton Press has the reprint publishing rights for those LEC titles.

The current owner of the LEC, Sidney Shiff, acquired it from Cardavon in 1978. Over the next decade, Mr. Shiff gradually changed the focus of the club, and eventually began producing only Livres d’Artiste illustrated with original artwork by major “fine art” artists, rather than book illustrators. And he also gradually reduced the number of copies printed. As of 2004, the limitation per edition was 300 copies, and the annual subscription rate was $5,000 for from one to four books per year.

The books from the later Shiff years are for serious collectors of fine art, as well as for collectors of fine literature published in fine press editions. The artists commissioned by Mr. Shiff include such lofty names as Jacob Lawrence, Balthus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elizabeth Catlett, Francesco Clemente, Ellsworth Kelly, Sean Scully, Alice Neel, and others.

The Limited Editions Club has not published any books since the 2010 publication of The Declaration of Independence, which was illustrated with a single frontispiece photogravure by Robert Frank.

After Sidney Shiff’s passing on March 18, 2010, his wife, Jeanne Shiff, became president of the publishing company.

At this time (March 2012), there has been no indication of future books in the publisher’s pipeline. Our sense of things is that the LEC will not be publishing any books in the foreseeable future.

(Admin Note: The Limited Editions Club will no longer be publishing any titles)


Limited Editions Club Staff, Prospectus For the First Twelve Books, New York: Limited Editions Club, 1929.

Burton, William. “The Decline And Fall Of The Limited Editions Club”. American Book Collector (July/August 1980).

Limited Editions Club Staff, Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by The Limited Editions Club 1929-1985. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1985.

Fleming, Margaret W. “Limited Editions Club.” Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 46: American Literary Publishing Houses, 1900-1980. Detroit: Gale Research, 1986.

Lacey, Peter. “CEO at Leisure; Artists Books as Collectibles.” Chief Executive U.S. (July/August 1992)

Grossman, Carol. “East Side Story: Two Faces of the Limited Editions Club”. Biblio (March 1999).

The Checklist

The First Series: 1929 – 1930

  1. Swift, Jonathan. THE TRAVELS OF LEMUEL GULLIVER. 1929. Signed by Alexander King.
  2. Whitman, Walt. LEAVES OF GRASS. 1929. Signed by Frederic Warde.
  3. Raspe, Rudolphe E. THE TRAVELS OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN. 1929. Signed by John Held.
  4. Whittier, John Greenleaf. SNOW-BOUND. 1930. Signed by Carl Purington Rollins.
  5. Poe, Edgar Allen. THE NARRATIVE OF ARTHUR GORDON PYM. 1929 Signed by Rene Clarke.
  6. Stevenson, Robert Louis. TWO MEDIEVAL TALES. 1929. Signed by C. B. Falls.
  7. Boccaccio, Giovanni. THE DECAMERON. 1930. 2 volumes. Signed by T M Cleland.
  8. Irving, Washington. RIP VAN WINKLE. 1930. Signed by Frederic Goudy.
  9. Daudet, Alphonse. TARTARIN OF TARASCON. 1930. 2 volumes. Signed by W.A. Dwiggins.
  10. La Motte-Fouque, Friedrich de. UNDINE. 1930. Signed by Allen Lewis
  11. Defoe, Daniel. ROBINSON CRUSOE. 1930. Signed by Edward A. Wilson
  12. La Fontaine, Jean De. THE FABLES OF JEAN DE LA FONTAINE. 1930. 2 volumes. Signed by Rudolph Ruzicka.

    The Second Series: 1930 – 1931

  13. Hugo, Victor. NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS. 1930. 2 volumes. Signed by Frans
    Masereel. Originally issued European style, bound in paper wraps. But when many subscribers complained about the paper bindings, the publisher rebound
    most copies in hardcover.
  14. De Quincey, Thomas. CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM EATER. 1930. Signed by
    Zhenya Gay and B. H. Newdigate.
  15. Homer. THE ODYSSEY. 1930. Signed by J. Van Krimpen.
  16. Moliere. TARTUFFE, or THE HYPOCRITE. 1930. Signed by Hugo Steiner-Prag.
  18. Carlyle, Thomas. SARTOR RESARTUS. 1931. Signed by Oliver Simon.
  19. AUCASSIN and NICOLETTE. 1931. Signed by Vojtech Preissig.
  20. Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES. 1931. Signed by Fritz
    Kredel and Rudolf Koch.
  21. Loti, Pierre. AN ICELAND FISHERMAN. 1931. Signed by Yngve Berg.
  22. Thackeray, William Makepeace. VANITY FAIR. 1931. 2 volumes. Signed by John
  23. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. MARBLE FAUN. 1931. 2 volumes. Signed by Carl Straus.
  24. Homer. ILIAD. 1931. Signed by J. van Krimpen.The Third Series: 1931 – 1932


  25. Fielding, Henry. HISTORY OF TOM JONES. 1931. Signed by Alexander King.
  26. Franklin, Benjamin. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. 1931. Signed
    by John Henry Nash.
  27. Dickens, Charles. THE CHIMES. 1931. Signed by Arthur Rackham.
  28. Surtees, R. S. THE JAUNTS and JOLLITIES OF MR. JOHN JORROCKS. 1932. Signed
    by Gordon Ross.
  29. Balzac, Honore de. DROLL STORIES. 1932. 3 volumes. Signed by W.A.
  30. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. FAUST A Tragedy. 1932. Signed by Rene Clarke.
  31. Hearn, Lafcadio. KWAIDAN. 1932. Signed by Yasumasa Fujita.
  32. Reade, Charles. THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH. 1932. 2 volumes. Signed by
    Lynd Ward.
  33. Cooper, James Fenimore. THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. 1932. Signed by E. A.
  34. Douglas, Norman. SOUTH WIND. 1932. Signed by Carlotta Petrina.
  35. Maran, Rene. BATOUALA. 1932. Signed by Miguel Covarrubias.
  36. Carroll, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. 1932. Signed by Frederic
    Warde. Most copies were also signed by Alice Hargreaves, the original ‘Alice’, who inspired the story.The Fourth Series: 1932 – 1933


  37. Apuleius, Lucius. THE GOLDEN ASSE (The Metamorphoses). 1932. Signed by
    Percival Goodman.
  38. Dumas, Alexandre. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. 1932. 2 volumes. Signed by Pierre
  39. THE FOUR GOSPELS. 1932. Signed by Emil Rudolf Weiss.
  40. Twain, Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. 1933. Signed by Carl
    Purington Rollins
  41. Alighieri, Dante. THE DIVINE COMEDY. 1932. Signed by Hans Mardersteig.
  42. Confucius. THE ANALECTS OF CONFUCIUS. 1933. Issued in a handmade Chinese
    redwood box, with enameled title lettering and a small enameled Chinese design
    carved into the cover of the box.
  43. Villon, Francois. THE LYRICS OF FRANCOIS VILLON. 1933. Signed by Howard
  44. Shakespeare, William. THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK. 1933.
    Signed by Eric Gill.
    volumes. Signed by John Austen.
  46. Tolstoy, Leo. ANNA KARENINA. 1933. 2 volumes. Signed by Nikolas Piskariov.
  47. AESOP’S FABLES. 1933. Signed by Bruce Rogers.
  48. Cervantes, Miguel de. DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA. 1933. 2 volumes. Signed by
    Enric-Cristobal Ricart.The Fifth Series: 1933 – 1934


  49. France, Anatole. AT THE SIGN OF THE QUEEN PEDAUQUE. 1933. Signed by
    Sylvain Sauvage.
  50. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV. 1933. 3 volumes. Signed by
    Alexander King.
  51. Dickens, Charles. THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH. 1933. Illustrated by Hugh
  52. Longus. THE PASTORAL LOVES OF DAPHNIS AND CHLOE. 1934. Signed by Ruth
  53. Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. FRANKENSTEIN, OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS.
    1934. Signed by Everett Henry.
  54. Butler, Samuel. EREWHON. 1934. Signed by Rockwell Kent.
    Signed by Richard Floethe.
  56. Polo, Marco. THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO. 1934. 2 volumes. Signed by Nikolai
    Fyodorovitch Lapshin.
  57. Aristophanes. LYSISTRATA. 1934. Signed by Pablo Picasso, who illustrated the book with six etchings.
    The Limited Editions Club also issued 150 copies of a separate portfolio of the six Picasso etchings with each etching handsigned by Picasso.
  58. Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL. 1934. Signed by Rene
    ben Sussan.
  59. Burton, Richard (translator and notes) THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND
    A NIGHT. 1934. 6 volumes. Signed by Valenti Angelo.The Sixth Series: 1934 – 1935


  60. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. THE ESSAYS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON. 1934. Signed by
    John Henry Nash.
  61. Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. 1934. Signed by Gordon Ross.
  62. Chaucer, Geoffrey. THE CANTERBURY TALES. 1934. 2 volumes. Signed by George
  63. Hudson, W. H. GREEN MANSIONS. 1935. Signed by Edward A. Wilson.
  64. More, Sir Thomas. UTOPIA 1934. Signed by Bruce Rogers.
  65. Carroll, Lewis. THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS. 1935. Most of the 1,500 copies
    were signed by Alice Hargreaves, the original ‘Alice’.
  66. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES. 1935. Signed by
    Valenti Angelo.
  67. O. Henry. (William Sydney Porter). THE VOICE OF THE CITY. 1935. Signed by George Grosz who illustrated the book with twenty-one watercolors which were reproduced for the book by photolithography. (20 colorplates plus an illustrated titlepage).
    150 portfolios of six prints were individually numbered and signed and sold separately under the title, “Baghdad On The Subway”, a name O. Henry coined for New York City. The portfolios of prints were issued by The Print Club, New York, 1935. One of the portfolios was sold by Christies in New York – Lot 103, Sale 1111, Sept 25, 2002 – for $2,629. The portfolio seldom appears in the market.
  68. Twain, Mark. SLOVENLY PETER. 1935. Translation and jingles by Mark Twain.
    Foreword by Clara Clemens. Fritz Kredel, illustrator.
  69. Melville, Herman. TYPEE. 1935. Signed by Miguel Covarrubias.
    1935. 2 volumes. Signed by T. M. Cleland.
  71. Joyce, James. ULYSSES. 1935. All 1500 copies were signed by Henri Matisse, who illustrated the book with etchings. 250 copies were also signed by James Joyce.
    According to Helen Macy, Joyce was elderly and had failing eyesight at the time of publication. So he and George Macy agreed that although it would be too hard on him to try to sign the entire limited edition, he would sign 250 copies. Macy paid Joyce $5 for each book he signed, and priced the Joyce signed copies at $15. The other 1250 copies were priced at $10. The 250 copies signed by both Joyce and Matisse were offered to subscribers through a letter offering on a first come basis, and sold out quickly.250 portfolios of individually signed and numbered prints were sold separately. The portfolios of prints were issued by The Print Club, New York, 1935.The Seventh Series: 1935 – 1936


  72. Smollett, Tobias. THE ADVENTURES OF PEREGRINE PICKLE. 1935. 2 volumes.
    Signed by John Austen.
  73. THE HOLY BIBLE 1935-1936. 5 volumes.
  74. Fitzgerald, Edward (translator). THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. 1935.
    Signed by Valenti Angelo.
  75. Butler, Samuel. THE WAY OF ALL FLESH. 1936. 2 volumes. Signed by Robert
    Ward Johnson.
  76. Landor, Walter Savage. IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS. 1936. Signed by Giovanni
  77. Borrow, George. LAVENGRO. 1936. 2 volumes. Signed by Barnett Freedman.
  78. Thoreau, Henry David. WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS. 1936. Signed by Edward
  79. Hale, Edward Everett. THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY. 1936. Signed by Edward A.
  80. Rostand, Edmond. CYRANO DE BERGERAC. 1936. Signed by Sylvain Sauvage.
    Signed by Denis Tegetmeier and Eric Gill.
  82. Rabelais, Francois. GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL. 1936. 5 volumes. Signed by
    W.A. Dwiggins.The Eighth Series: 1936 – 1937


  83. Malory, Sir Thomas. LE MORTE D’ARTHUR. 1936. 3 volumes. Signed by Robert
  84. Milton, John. PARADISE LOST and PARADISE REGAIN’D. 1936. Signed by
    Carlotta Petrina.
  85. Aristophanes. THE FROGS. 1937. Signed by John Austen.
  86. Cellini, Benvenuto. THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI. 1937. Signed by Fritz
  87. Wilde, Oscar. THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL. 1937. Signed by Zhenya Gay.
  88. Collodi, Carlo. PINOCCHIO, THE ADVENTURES OF A MARIONETTE. 1937. Signed by
    Richard Floethe.
  89. Lewis, Sinclair. MAIN STREET 1937. Signed by Grant Wood.
  90. Gay, John. THE BEGGAR’S OPERA 1937. Signed by Mariette Lydis.
  91. Dickens, Charles. GREAT EXPECTATIONS.1937. Signed by Gordon Ross.
  92. Burton, Richard F. THE KASIDAH OF HAJI ABDU EL-YEZDI. 1937. Signed by Valenti Angelo.
  93. Dumas, Alexandre. CAMILLE. 1937. Signed by Marie Laurencin.
  94. Allen, Hervey. ANTHONY ADVERSE. 1937. 3 volumes. Signed by Edward A.
  95. Collier, John Payne. PUNCH AND JUDY. 1937.The Ninth Series: 1937 – 1938


  96. France, Anatole. THE CRIME OF SYLVESTRE BONNARD. 1937. Signed by Sylvain
  97. Stowe, Harriet Beecher. UNCLE TOM’S CABIN. 1938. Signed by Miguel
  98. Le Sage, Alain Rene. THE ADVENTURES OF GIL BLAS OF SANTILLANE. 1937. 2
    volumes. Signed by John Austen.
  99. Maugham, W. Somerset. OF HUMAN BONDAGE. 1938. 2 volumes. Signed by John
  100. Peattie, Donald Culross. AN ALMANAC FOR MODERNS. 1938. Signed by Asa
  101. Flaubert, Gustave. MADAME BOVARY. 1938. Signed by Gunter Bohmer.
  102. THE SONG OF ROLAND. 1938. Signed by Valenti Angelo.
  103. Boswell, James. THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. 1938. 3 volumes.
  104. Wilde, Oscar. SALOME. 1938. 2 volumes. Signed by Andre Derain.
  105. Tolstoy, Leo. WAR AND PEACE. 1938. 6 volumes. Signed by Barnett Freedman.
  106. Gray, Thomas. ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD. 1938. Signed by
    Agnes Miller Parker.The Tenth Series: 1938 – 1940


  107. Stevenson, Robert Louis. KIDNAPPED. 1938. Signed by Hans Alexander
  108. Hugo, Victor. LES MISERABLES. 1938. 5 volumes. Signed by Lynd Ward.
  109. Wharton, Edith. ETHAN FROME. 1939. Signed by Henry Varnum Poor.
  110. Dreiser, Theodore. SISTER CARRIE. 1939. Signed by Reginald Marsh.
  111. Browne, Sir Thomas. RELIGIO MEDICI. 1939.Signed by John Henry Nash
  112. Shaw, Bernard. BACK TO METHUSELAH. 1939. Signed by John Farleigh.
  113. Chaucer, Geoffrey. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA. 1939. Signed by George W. Jones
  114. Twain, Mark. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. 1939. Signed by Thomas Hart
  115. Austen, Jane. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 1940. Signed by Helen Sewell.
  116. Casanova, Jacques. THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT. 1940. 8 volumes.
  117. Baudelaire, Charles. LES FLEURS DU MAL (FLOWERS OF EVIL). 1940. Illustrated with 27 collotype reproductions of pen and wash drawings by Rodin (1840-1917). Issued unsigned.
    Intended to be issued as a set with separate volumes in English and French. The English version was published in 1940 and distributed at that time to members. But the French language version, although completed in 1940 in Paris, had to be stored and couldn’t be shipped to the USA until 1947 (delayed because of the war). It was distributed to subscribers by the LEC that year. The French volume was issued in blue paper wraps without a slipcase. Both volumes show a 1940 publication date._____________________
    SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS: In August, September and October of 1940, three works of literature were issued outside of the regular annual subscription series, as “special
    publications”. Since they were not included in the regular subscription series
    and were sold separately, they were not numbered in the regular series. I have
    inserted them here using the same designations used in the LEC’s own 1959
    bibliography, “S-6”, “S-7” and “S-8”.

    S-6: Boccaccio, Giovanni. 1940. THE DECAMERON. Two volumes. Illustrated and signed by
    Fritz Kredel. 530 copies issued. The first English translation of 1620. Issued at $12.50. August 1940.

    S-7: Grahame, Kenneth. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. 1940. Introduction by A. A. Milne. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Issued without the artist’s signature due to his death before publication. Signed by Bruce Rogers, the book designer & typographer. Limited to 2020 copies. Issued at $15 Sept. 1940.

    S-8: Steinbeck, John. THE GRAPES OF WRATH. 1940. Two Volumes. Illustrated & signed
    by Thomas Hart Benton. 1146 copies. Issued at $15. October 1940.

    The Eleventh Series: 1939 – 1940


    SHAKESPEARE 1939-1940. 37 volumes. Designed by Bruce Rogers. Illustrated by
    various specially commissioned artists, a different one for each play. Issued
    unsigned. [See number 122 below.]The 37 volumes were issued at $5 per volume, or at a discounted
    price of $166 for the set if paid in full in advance. Publication was spread
    over ten months, with four volumes issued in each of seven months and three
    volumes issued in each of the final three months.The Twelfth Series: 1940 – 1941


  119. Cooper, James Fenimore. THE PRAIRIE. 1940. Signed by John Steuart Curry.
  120. Scott, Sir Walter. IVANHOE. 1940. 2 volumes. Signed by Allen Lewis.
  121. Brooks, Van Wyck. FLOWERING OF NEW ENGLAND. 1941. Signed by Raymond J.
    Holden. Some copies also signed by author.
  122. Shakespeare, William. POEMS. 1941. Signed by Bruce Rogers. A slipcased 2 volume set of the poems and sonnets, bound to complement the earlier issued 37 volume set of plays; same size, same spine binding, and complementary
    patterned paper covering the boards.
  123. Stevenson, Robert Louis. TREASURE ISLAND. 1941. Illustrated by Edward A.
    Wilson. Handsigned on the frontiespiece lithograph.
  124. Merimee, Prosper. CARMEN 1941. Signed by Jean Charlot.
  125. Poe, Edgar Allan. TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION. 1941. Signed by
    William Sharp.
  126. Bellamy, Edward. LOOKING BACKWARD. 1941. Signed by Elise Cavanna.
  127. Dumas, Alexandre. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO. 1941. 4 volumes. Signed by
    Lynd Ward.
  128. Plutarch. THE LIVES OF THE NOBLE GRECIANS AND ROMANS. 1941. 8 volumes.
    Signed by W. A. Dwiggins.
  129. Bunyan, John. THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS. 1941. Illustrated by William Blake.The Thirteenth Series: 1941 – 1942


  130. Bennett, Arnold. THE OLD WIVES’ TALE. 1941. 2 volumes. Signed by John
  131. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE SCARLET LETTER. 1941. Signed by Henry Varnum
  132. Twain, Mark. ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. 1942. Signed by Thomas Hart
  133. Adams, Henry. THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS. 1942. Signed by Samuel
  134. Masters, Edgar Lee. SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY. 1942. Signed by the author and
    Boardman Robinson.
  135. Pepys, Samuel. THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS. 1942. 10 volumes. Signed by
    William Sharp
  136. Stephens, James. THE CROCK OF GOLD. 1942. Signed by Robert Lawson.
  137. Lincoln, Abraham. THE LITERARY WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. 1942. Signed by
    John Steuart Curry.
  138. Andersen, Hans Christian. FAIRY TALES. 1942. 2 volumes. Signed by Fritz
    Kredel and Jean Hersholt.
  139. Hemingway, Ernest. FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS. 1942. Signed by Lynd Ward.
  140. Diaz del Castillo, Bernal. THE DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF MEXICO 1517-1521.
    1942. Signed by Miguel Covarrubias, Harry Block and Rafael Loera Y Chavez.The Fourteenth Series: 1942 – 1943


  141. Whitman, Walt. LEAVES OF GRASS. 1942. 2 volumes. Signed by Edward Weston.
  142. Thackeray, William Makepeace. THE ROSE AND THE RING. 1942. Illustrated by
    Fritz Kredel.
  143. Flaubert, Gustave. THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTHONY. 1943. Signed by Warren
  144. Erasmus, Desiderius. THE PRAISE OF FOLLY. 1943. Signed by Lynd Ward.
    GREAT. 1943. Signed by T. M. Cleland.
  146. Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus. THE TALES OF HOFFMANN. 1943. Signed by
    Hugo Steiner-Prag.
  147. Pushkin, Alexander. EUGENE ONEGIN. 1943. Signed by Fritz Eichenberg.
  148. Melville, Herman. MOBY DICK. 1943. 2 volumes. Signed by Boardman Robinson.
  149. Parkman, Francis. THE OREGON TRAIL. 1943. Signed by Maynard Dixon.
  150. Cable, George Washington. OLD CREOLE DAYS. 1943. Prologue, Cable And The Creoles, (pages xii through xviii) by Edward Larocque Tinker. Followed by (pages xix through xxxi) The Scenes Of Cable’s Romances by Lafcadio Hearn. Signed by John O�Hara Cosgrave, who illustrated the book with watercolors.
  151. Bierce, Ambrose. TALES OF SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS. 1943. Signed by Paul
  152. Hudson, W. H.   FAR AWAY AND LONG AGO. 1943. Signed by Raul Rosarivo
    and Alberto Kraft. Bound in horsehide with the hair still on it. Issued
    without slipcase in a box with a wrap-around label.The Fifteenth Series: 1943 – 1944


  153. Poe, Edgar Allan. THE POEMS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE. 1943. Signed by Hugo
  154. Gautier, Theophile. MADEMOISELLE DE MAUPIN. 1943. Signed by Andre Dugo.
  155. Crane, Stephen. THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE. 1944. Signed by John Steuart
  156. Stevenson, Robert Louis. A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES. 1944. Signed by Roger
  157. Bacon, Sir Francis. THE ESSAYES OF FRANCIS BACON. 1944. Signed by Bruce
  158. Twain, Mark. LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI. 1944. Signed by Thomas Hart Benton.
  159. Willkie, Wendell L. ONE WORLD. 1944. Signed by the author.
  160. Harte, Bret. TALES OF THE GOLD RUSH. 1944. Signed by Fletcher Martin
  161. Plato. THE REPUBLIC. 1944. 2 volume. Signed by Fritz Kredel and Bruce
  162. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. THE POEMS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.
    1944. Signed by Boyd Hanna.
  163. Virgil THE AENEID. 1944. Signed by Carlotta Petrina.
  164. Gogol, Nikolai. CHICHIKOV’S JOURNEYS (DEAD SOULS). 1944. 2 volumes. Signed
    by Lucille Corcos. (1200 copies)The Sixteenth Series: 1944 – 1945


  165. Hughes, Richard. THE INNOCENT VOYAGE. 1944. Signed by Lynd Ward.
  166. Beckford, William. VATHEK, AN ARABIAN TALE. 1945. Signed by Valenti Angelo
  167. Untermeyer, Louis. THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF PAUL BUNYAN. 1945. Signed by Everett Gee Jackson.
  168. Emerson, Ralph Waldo. THE POEMS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON. 1945. Signed by
    Richard and Doris Beer
  169. Hamilton, Alexander; James Madison; John Jay. THE FEDERALIST. 1945. 2
    volumes. Signed by Bruce Rogers.
  170. Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER. 1945. Signed by
    Edward A. Wilson.
  171. Whittier, John Greenleaf. THE POEMS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER. 1945.
    Signed by Raymond J. Holden.
  172. Addison, Joseph. THE SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY PAPERS. 1945. Signed by Gordon
  173. THE BOOK OF JOB. 1946. Signed by Arthur Szyk.
  174. Gibbon, Edward. THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, 1946. 7 volumes. Issued unsigned. Illustrated with reproductions of the classic etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778).The Seventeenth Series: 1946 – 1947


  175. Chaucer, Geoffrey. THE CANTERBURY TALES. 1946. Signed by Arthur Szyk.
  176. Montaigne, Michel de. THE ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE. 1946. 4 volumes.
    Signed by T. M. Cleland
  177. Bryant, William Cullen. THE POEMS OF WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT. 1947. Signed
    by Thomas W. Nason.
  178. Nordoff, Charles and James Norman Hall. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY. 1947. Signed
    by Fletcher Martin.
  179. Morier, J. J. THE ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA OF ISPAHAN. 1947. 2 volumes.
    Signed by Honore Guilbeau.
  180. Stendhal. THE RED AND THE BLACK. 1947. Signed by Rafaello Busoni.
  181. France, Anatole. PENGUIN ISLAND. 1947. Signed by Malcolm Cameron.
  182. Kingsley, Charles. WESTWARD HO! 1947. 2 volumes. Signed by Edward A.
  183. Epicurus. THE EXTANT REMAINS OF THE GREEK TEXT. 1947. Signed by Bruce
  184. THE BOOK OF RUTH. 1947. Signed by Arthur Szyk.
  185. Dana, Richard Henry Jr. TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST. 1947. Illustrated and signed by Hans Alexander Mueller.The Eighteenth: April 1948 – April 1949


  186. Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE. 1948. Signed by
    Valenti Angelo.
  187. Walton, Izaak and Charles Cotton. THE COMPLEAT ANGLER. 1948. Signed by
    Douglas Gorsline.
  188. Zola, Emile. NANA. 1948. Signed by Bernard Lamotte.
  189. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. 1948. 2 volumes. Signed by Fritz
  190. Balzac, Honore de. OLD GORIOT. 1948. Signed by Rene ben Sussan.
  191. Chuan, Shui Hu. ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS. 1948. 2 volumes. Translated by Pearl S. Buck. Signed by Miguel Covarrubias, artist/illustrator.
  192. Benet, Stephen Vincent. JOHN BROWN’S BODY. 1948. Illustrated by John
    Steuart Curry.
  193. THE EVERGREEN TALES. 1948. 3 volumes.
    1. ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP. Illustrated by Fritz Kredel.
    2. Southey, Robert. THE THREE BEARS. Ilustrated by William Moyers.
    3. THE STORY OF JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS. Illustrated by Arthur Szyk.
  194. Browning, Robert. THE RING AND THE BOOK. 1949. 2 volumes. Signed by Carl
  195. Andersen, Hans Christian. THE COMPLETE ANDERSEN. 1949. 6 volumes. 168
    stories. Signed by Fritz Kredel and Jean Hersholt.
  196. Twain, Mark. A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT. 1949. Signed by
    Honore Guilbeau.The Nineteenth Series: 1949 – 1950


  197. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV. 1949. 2 volumes. Signed by
    Fritz Eichenberg.
  198. THE SEVEN VOYAGES OF SINDBAD THE SAILOR. 1949. Signed by Edward A. Wilson.
  199. James, Henry. THE TURN OF THE SCREW. 1949. Illustrated by Mariette Lydis.
  200. France, Anatole. CRAINQUEBILLE. 1949. Signed by Bernard Lamotte.
  201. Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme. THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE. 1949. Illustrated
    by Sylvain Sauvage. Originally issued at $25 for the LEC edition or $5 for
    the Heritage Press edition.
  202. THE EVERGREEN TALES. 1949. 3 volumes.
    1. SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON. Illustrated by Edward Shenton.
    2. Beaumont, Mme. Le Prince de. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Illustrated by Edy
    3. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. Illustrated by Robert Lawson. Signed by
      Robert Lawson and Jean Hersholt.
  203. The Evergreen Tales. 1949. 3 volumes.
    2. Perrault, Charles. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE WOOD. Sylvain Sauvage.
    3. Andersen, Hans Christian. THE UGLY DUCKLING. Everett Gee Jackson.
  205. Pushkin, Alexander. THE GOLDEN COCKEREL. 1949. Signed by Edmund Dulac.
  206. Flaubert, Gustave. MADAME BOVARY. 1950. Signed by Pierre Brissaud.
  207. Doyle, Arthur Conan. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. 1950. 3 vols
  208. Frost, Robert. THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST. 1950. 2 volumes. Signed
    by Robert Frost, Thomas W. Nason, and Bruce Rogers.The Twentieth Series: 1951 – 1952


  209. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. DON QUIXOTE, THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN OF LA MANCHA. 1950. 2 volumes. Signed by Edy Legrand.
  210. Apuleius, Lucius. THE MARRIAGE OF CUPID AND PSYCHE. 1951. Signed by Edmund
  211. Scott, Sir Walter. IVANHOE. 1951. 2 volumes. Signed by Edward A. Wilson
  212. Turgenev, Ivan. FATHERS AND SONS. 1951. Signed by Fritz Eichenberg.
  213. Tolstoy, Leo. ANNA KARENINA. 1951. 2 volumes. Signed by Barnett Freedman.
  214. Shakespeare, William. THE LIFE OF KING HENRY V. 1951. Illustrated by Fritz
  215. Wister Owen. THE VIRGINIAN. 1951. Signed by William Moyes.
  216. Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von. WILLIAM TELL. 1951. Signed by
    Charles Hug.
  217. Manzoni, Alessandro. THE BETROTHED. 1951. Signed by Bruno Bramanti and
    Giovanni Mardersteig
  218. Stevenson, Robert Louis. STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. 1952.
    Signed by Edward A. Wilson.
  219. Dumas, Alexandre. THE BLACK TULIP. 1951. Signed by Jan van Krimpen and
    Frans Lammers
  220. Fielding, Henry. THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLING. 1952. 2 volumes.
    Signed by T.M. Cleland.The Twenty-First Series: 1952 – 1953
    1952. Signed by Fritz Kredel.
  222. The Evergreen Tales. 1952. 3 volumes.
    1. Andersen, Hans Christian. THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES. Signed by Jean
      Hershot and Ervine Metzl
    2. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. PANDORA’S BOX. Signed by Rafaello Busoni.
    3. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. KING MIDAS AND THE GOLDEN TOUCH. Signed by
      Fritz Eichenberg.
  223. Doyle, Arthur Conan. THE LATER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. 1952. 2
  224. Doyle, Arthur Conan. THE FINAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. 1952. 2
  225. BEOWUF. 1952. Illustrated by Lynd Ward. Not signed.
  226. Maupassant, Guy de. A WOMAN’S LIFE. 1952. Edy Legrand, illustrator.
  227. Dickinson, Emily. POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON. 1952. Signed by Helen Sewell.
  228. THE EVERGREEN TALES. 1952. 3 volumes:
    1. Perrault, Charles. BLUEBEARD. Translated by Arthur Quiller-Couch,
      illustrated by Hans Bendix. Signed by Jean Hersholt, editor.
    2. Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. HANSEL AND GRETEL. Translated by P. H.
      Muir, illustrated by Henry C. Pitz. Signed by Jean Hersholt, editor.
    3. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. Retold by Jean Hersholt, illustrated by
      Malcolm Cameron. Signed by Jean Hersholt, editor.


  229. Virgil. THE GEORGICS. 1952. Signed by Bruno Bramante and Giovanni
  230. Tennyson, Alfred Lord. IDYLLS OF THE KING. 1952. Signed by Lynd Ward.
  231. Doughty, Charles M. TRAVELS IN ARABIA DESERTA. 1953. Illustrated by Edy
    Legrand. Not signed.
  232. Tegner, Esaias. FRITHIOF’S SAGA. 1953. Signed by Eric Palmquist.The Twenty-Second Series: 1953 – 1954


  233. Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet. THE HISTORY OF ZADIG OR DESTINY. 1952.
    Illustrated by Sylvain Sauvage. Unsigned.
  234. Spenser, Edmund. THE FAERIE QUEENE. 1953. 2 volumes. Signed by Agnes
    Miller Parker.
  235. Eliot, George. SILAS MARNER, THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE. 1953. Signed by Lynton
  236. Jonson, Ben. VOLPONE, or THE FOX. 1952. Signed by Rene ben Sussan.
  237. Dumas, Alexandre. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. 1953. Illustrated by Edy Legrand.
  238. Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. THE RIVALS. 1953. Signed by Rene ben Sussan.
  239. France, Anatole. THE REVOLT OF THE ANGELS. 1953. Illustrated by Pierre
    Watrin. Unsigned.
  240. Rostand, Edmond. CYRANO DE BERGERAC. 1954. Signed by Pierre Brissaud.
  241. Machiavelli, Niccolo. THE PRINCE 1954.
  242. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. THE STORY OF REYNARD THE FOX. 1954. Signed by
    Fritz Eichenberg
  243. Defoe, Daniel. THE FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES OF THE FAMOUS MOLL FLANDERS. 1954. Signed by Reginald Marsh.
  244. Proust, Marcel. SWANN’S WAY. 1954. Signed by Bernard Lamotte.The Twenty-Third Series: 1954 – 1955


  245. Grammaticus, Saxo. THE HISTORY OF AMLETH PRINCE OF DENMARK. 1954. Signed
    by Sigurd Vasegaard.
  246. Milton, John. L’ALLEGRO and IL PENSEROSO. 1954.
  247. Dreiser, Theodore. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. 1954. Illustrated by Reginald
    Marsh. Not signed.
  248. Riggs, Lynn. GREEN GROW THE LILACS. 1954. Signed by Thomas Hart Benton.
  249. Caesar, Julius. THE GALLIC WARS. 1954. Signed by Bruno Bramanti and
    Giovanni Mardersteig.
  250. Milton, John. THE MASQUE OF COMUS. 1954. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
  251. POPOL VUH : THE BOOK OF THE PEOPLE. 1954. Signed by Everett Gee Jackson.
  252. Thackeray, William Makepeace. THE NEWCOMES. 1954. 2 volumes. Signed by
    Edward Ardizzone.
  253. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU. 1955.
    Signed by William Sharp.
  254. Burton, Richard (translator). THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS. 1954. 4 volumes. Illustrated by Arthur Szyk. Unsigned
  255. Hugo, Victor. NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS. 1955. Signed by Bernard Lamotte.The Twenty-Fourth Series: 1955 – 1956


  256. Sophocles. OEDIPUS THE KING. 1955. Signed by Demetrios Galanis.
  257. Holmes, Oliver Wendell. THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE. 1955. Signed
    by Raymond J. Holden.
  258. Dumas, Alexandre. CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS). 1955. Signed by Bernard
  259. Ibsen, Henrik. PEER GYNT. 1955. Signed by Per Krohg.
  260. Meredith, George. THE SHAVING OF SHAGPAT. 1955. Signed by Honore Guilbeau
  261. Stendhal. THE CHARTERHOUSE OF PARMA. 1955. Signed by Rafaello Busoni.
  262. Hardy, Thomas. TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES. 1956. Signed by Agnes Miller
  263. Trollope, Anthony. THE WARDEN. 1955. Signed by Fritz Kredel.
  264. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. THE IDIOT. 1956. Signed by Fritz Eichenberg.
  265. Carlyle, Thomas. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. 1956. Signed by Bernard Lamotte.
    1956. Signed by Robert Gibbings.
  267. Thackeray, William Makepeace. THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, ESQ. 1956.
    Signed by Edward Ardizzone.The Twenty-Fifth Series: 1956 – 1957


  268. Verne, Jules. TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. 1956. Signed by
    Edward A. Wilson.
  269. Aurelius, Marcus. MEDITATIONS OF MARCUS AURELIUS. 1956. Signed by Hans
    Alexander Mueller.
  270. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George. THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII. 1956. Signed by
    Kurt Craemer and Giovanni Mardersteig
  271. Stevenson, Robert Louis. THE BEACH OF FALESA. 1956. Signed by Millard
  272. Austen, Jane. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. 1957. Illustrated by Helen Sewell.
  273. Heine, Heinrich. POEMS OF HEINRICH HEINE. 1957. Signed by Fritz Kredel.
  274. Dickens, Charles. DOMBEY AND SON 1957. 2 volumes. Signed by Henry C. Pitz.
  275. Prescott, Willian Hickling. HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF PERU. 1957. Signed
    by Everett Gee Jackson and Harry Block.
  276. Adams, Henry. MONT-SAINT-MICHEL AND CHARTRES. 1957. Signed by Samuel Chamberlain.
  277. Stevenson, Robert Louis. TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY. 1957. Signed by Roger Duvoisin.
  278. Carus, Titus Lucretius. OF THE NATURE OF THINGS. 1957. Signed by Paul Landacre.
    1957. Signed by Geoffrey C. Ingleton and Douglas Dunstan.The Twenty-Sixth Series: 1957 – 1958


  280. Hersey, John. THE WALL. 1957. Signed by William Sharp.
  281. Wilde, Oscar. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. 1957. Signed by Lucille Corcos.
  282. Harris, Joel Chandler. UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS. 1957. Signed by
    Seong Moy
  283. Dumas, Alexandre. TWENTY YEARS AFTER. 1958. Signed by Edy Legrand.
  284. THE KORAN: SELECTED SURAS. 1958. Signed by Valenti Angelo
  285. Rhodius, Apollonius. THE ARGONAUTICA. 1957. Signed by A. Tassos.
  286. Bulfinch, Thomas. THE AGE OF FABLE. 1958. Signed by Joe Mugnaini
  287. Hardy, Thomas. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD. 1958. Signed by Agnes Miller
    Parker on the limitations page.In addition to the bound-in wood engravings, the book was issued
    with a laid-in loose engraving on Japanese paper signed in pencil by the
  288. Alain-Fournier. THE WANDERER: LE GRAND MEAULNES. 1958. Signed by Andre
  289. CHRONICLE OF THE CID. 1958. Signed by Rene ben Sussan.
  290. Ovid. METAMORPHOSES: IN FIFTEEN BOOKS. 1958. Signed by Hans Erni and Hans
  291. Gilbert and Sullivan. FIRST NIGHT. 1958. Unsigned.The Twenty-Seventh Series: 1958 – 1959


  292. Trollope, Anthony. BARCHESTER TOWERS. 1958. Signed by Fritz Kredel.
    There is a variant binding with a different pattern paper covering the boards.
  295. Verne, Jules. THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. 1959. Signed by Edward A. Wilson.
  296. Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. WILHELM MEISTER’S APPRENTICESHIP. 1959.
    Signed by William Sharp.
    COVERING THE YEARS 1691-1723. 1959. 2 volumes. Signed by Pierre Brissaud.
  298. Alarcon, Pedron Antonio de. THE THREE-CORNERED HAT. 1959. Signed by Roger
  299. Jackson, Helen Hunt. RAMONA. 1959. Signed by Everett Gee Jackson.
  300. Conrad, Joseph. LORD JIM. 1959. Signed by Lynd Ward.
  301. Congreve, William. THE WAY OF THE WORLD. 1959. Signed by T.M. Cleland.
  302. Sienkiewicz, Henryk. QUO VADIS? 1959. Signed by Salvatore Fiume and by
    Giovanni Mardersteig.
  303. Collins, Wilkie. THE MOONSTONE. 1959. Signed by Andre Dignimont.The Twenty-Eighth Series: 1959 – 1960


  304. Aristophanes. THE BIRDS. 1959. Signed by Marian Parry.
  305. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. THE POSSESSED. 1959. 2 volumes. Signed by Fritz
  306. Froissart, Jean. THE CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND. 1959. Signed by Henry C. Pitz.
  307. Wells, H. G. TONO-BUNGAY. 1960. Signed by Lynton Lamb.
  308. London , Jack. THE CALL OF THE WILD. 1960. Signed by Henry Varnum Poor.
  309. Flaubert, Gustave. SALAMMBO. 1960. Signed by Edward Bawden.
  310. Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro). THE ECLOGUES. 1960. Signed by Marcel
  311. THE NIBELUNGENLIED. 1960. Signed by Edy Legrand.
  312. Wallace, Lew BEN-HUR. 1960. Signed by Joe Mugnaini.
  313. Beerbohm, Max. ZULEIKA DOBSON. 1960. Signed by George Him.
  314. Hugo, Victor. TOILERS OF THE SEA. 1960. Signed by Tranquillo Marangoni and Giovanni Mardersteig.
  315. THE LIVING TALMUD: THE WISDOM OF THE FATHERS. 1960. Signed by Ben-Zion.
    A “popularity ballot” for voting on future titles to be published was enclosed with the Monthly letter. The Monthly Letter also included an offer of an artist signed copy of Ben-Zion’s Rabbi Jacob print to any subscriber who wrote requesting one. Copies of the book with the signed print laid-in loose are not common.The Twenty-Ninth Series: 1960 – 1961


  316. THE ROMANCE OF TRISTAN AND ISEULT. 1960. Signed by Serge Ivanoff.
  317. Balzac, Honore de. EUGENIE GRANDET 1960. Signed by Rene ben Sussan.
  318. THE BOOK OF PSALMS. 1960. Signed by Valenti Angelo.
  319. Cooper, James Fenimore. THE DEERSLAYER. 1961. Signed by Edward A. Wilson.
  320. Melville, Herman. OMOO. 1961. Signed by Reynolds Stone.
  321. Paine, Thomas. RIGHTS OF MAN. 1961. Signed by Lynd Ward.
  322. Schreiner, Olive. THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM. 1961. Signed by Paul
  323. Conrad, Joseph. NOSTROMO. 1961. Signed by Lima de Freitas.
  324. Howells, William Dean. THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM. 1961. Signed by Mimi
  325. ODES AND EPODES OF HORACE. 1961. 2 volumes. Unsigned.
  326. London, Jack. THE SEA WOLF. 1961. Signed by Fletcher Martin.
  327. Thackeray, William Makepeace. THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS. 1961. 2 volumes.
    Signed by Charles W. Stewart.The Thirtieth Series: 1961 – 1962


  328. Aeschylus. THE ORESTEIA. 1961. Signed by Michael Ayrton.
  329. Tarkington, Booth. MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE. 1961. Signed by T.M. Cleland.
  330. Scott, Sir Walter. WAVERLEY. 1961. Signed by Robert Ball.
  331. Wilder, Thornton. THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY. 1962. Signed by Jean
  332. Twain, Mark. THE INNOCENTS ABROAD. 1962. Signed by Fritz Kredel.
  333. Mann, Thomas. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN. 1962. 2 volumes. Signed by Felix
  334. Shaw, George Bernard. MAN AND SUPERMAN. 1962. Signed by Charles Mozley.
  335. THE CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE. 1962. Signed by Edy Legrand.
    CAPTS. LEWIS AND CLARK. 1962. 2 volumes.
  337. Kipling, Rudyard. KIM. 1962. Signed by Robin Jacques.
  338. Plato. THE TRIAL AND DEATH OF SOCRATES. 1962. Signed by Hans Erni and
    Giovanni Mardersteig.
  339. Verne, Jules. AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. 1962. Signed by Edward A.
    Wilson.The Thirty-First Series: 1962 – 1963


  340. Grimm, J. L. and W. K. GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES. 1962 – 1963. Four volumes,
    issued in two installments. Signed by Lucille Corcos.
  341. Cooper, James Fenimore. THE SPY. 1963. Signed by Henry C. Pitz.
  342. Moliere. TARTUFFE and THE WOULD-BE GENTLEMAN. 1963. Signed by Serge
  343. Wyss, Johann David. THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON. 1963. Signed by David
  344. Maupassant, Guy de. THE TALES OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT. 1963. Signed by Gunter
  345. Eliot, George. THE MILL ON THE FLOSS. 1963. Signed by Wray Manning.
  346. Darwin, Charles. ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES. 1963. Illustrated by Paul
    Landacre. Not signed.
  347. Tranquillus, Gaius Suetonius. THE LIVES OF THE TWELVE CAESARS. 1963.
    Signed by Salvatore Fiume and Giovanni Mardersteig.
  348. Tolstoy, Leo. RESURRECTION. 1963. Signed by Fritz Eichenberg.
  350. Maurier, George du. PETER IBBETSON. 1963. Not signed.The Thirty-Second Series: 1963 – 1964


  351. James, Henry. THE AMBASSADORS. 1963. Signed by Leslie Saalburg.
  352. THE BOOK OF PROVERBS. 1963. Signed by Valenti Angelo.
  353. Hardy, Thomas. THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE. 1964. Signed by Agnes Miller
  354. Wells, H. G. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS and THE TIME MACHINE. 1964. 2 volumes.
    Signed by Joe Mugnaini.
  355. Galsworthy, John. THE MAN OF PROPERTY. 1964. Signed by Charles Mosley.
  356. Aristotle. THE POLITICS and THE POETICS. 1964. Signed by Leonard Baskin.
  357. Collins, Wilkie. THE WOMAN IN WHITE. 1964. Signed by Leonard Rosoman.
  358. Goldsmith, Oliver. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. 1964. Signed by T. M. Cleland.
  359. Austen, Jane. EMMA. 1964. Signed by Fritz Kredel.
  360. THE SATYRICON OF PETRONIUS. 1964. Signed by Antonio Sotomayer.
  361. Twain, Mark. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER. 1964. Signed by Clarke Hutton.
  362. Franklin, Benjamin. POOR RICHARD’S ALMANACKS FOR THE YEARS 1733-1758.
    1964. Signed by Norman Rockwell.The Thirty-Third Series: 1964 – 1965


  363. Nietzsche, Friedrich. THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA. 1964. Chapter Initials drawn by Arnold Bank. Book design by Adrian Wilson. Issued without illustrations and unsigned.
  364. Ibsen, Henrik. THREE PLAYS. 1964. Signed by Fredrik Matheson.
  365. Dumas, Alexandre. THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK. 1965. Signed by Edy Legrand.
  366. Stevenson, Robert Louis. THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE. 1965. Signed by Lynd
  367. Melville, Herman. BILLY BUDD and BENETO CERENO. 1965. Signed by Robert
  368. Burns, Robert. THE POEMS OF ROBERT BURNS. 1965. Signed by Joan Hassall.
  369. BHAGAVAD GITA: THE SONG CELESTIAL. 1965. Signed by Y. G. Srimati.
  370. Aeschylus. PROMETHEUS BOUND and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s PROMETHEUS UNBOUND. 1965. Illustrations by John Farleigh.
  371. Cooper, James Fenimore. THE PATHFINDER. 1965. Signed by Richard M. Powers.
  372. Conrad, Joseph. THE N***** OF THE NARCISSUS. 1965. Signed by Millard
  373. Sinclair, Upton. THE JUNGLE. 1965. Signed by the author and by Fletcher
  374. O. Henry. (Porter, William Sydney). THE STORIES OF O. HENRY. 1965. Signed
    by John Groth.The Thirty-Fourth Series: 1965 – 1966


  375. Petrarch. THE SONNETS OF PETRARCH. 1965. Signed by Aldo Salvadori and
    Giovanni Mardersteig.
  376. Stoker, Bram. DRACULA. 1965. Signed by Felix Hoffman.
  377. Marlowe, Christopher. FOUR PLAYS. 1966. Signed by Albert Decaris.
  378. Hope, Anthony. THE PRISONER OF ZENDA. 1966. Signed by Donald H. Spencer.
  379. Epictetus. THE DISCOURSES AND MANUAL OF EPICTETUS. 1966. Signed by Hans
  380. Dickens, Charles. HARD TIMES. 1966. Signed by Charles Raymond.
  381. Shaw, George Bernard. TWO PLAYS FOR PURITANS. 1966. Signed by George Him.
  382. Keats, John. THE POEMS OF JOHN KEATS. 1966. Signed by David Gentleman.
  383. Scott, Sir Walter. KENILWORTH. 1966. Signed by Clarke Hutton.
  384. Twain, Mark. A TRAMP ABROAD. 1966. Signed by David Knight.
  385. Chekhov, Anton. TWO PLAYS OF ANTON CHEKHOV. 1966. Signed by Lajos Szalay.
  386. THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS. 1966. Signed by Shraga Weil.The Thirty-Fifth Series: 1966 – 1967


  387. Verne, Jules. A JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. 1966. Signed by Edward
    A. Wilson.
  388. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. TWICE-TOLD TALES. 1966. Signed by Valenti Angelo.
  389. Vasari, Giorgio. LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT PAINTERS. 1966. 2 volumes.
    Signed by Giovanni Mardersteig
  390. Bierce, Ambrose. THE MONK AND THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER. 1967. Signed by
    Michel Ciry.
  391. James, Henry. THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY. 1967. Signed by Colleen Browning.
  392. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. THE GAMBLER and NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND. 1967. Signed by Alexandre Alexeieff.
  393. Euripides. THREE PLAYS OF EURIPIDES. 1967. Signed by Michael Ayrton.
  394. THE BOOK OF BALLADS. 1967. Signed by Fritz Kredel.
  395. Wells, H. G. THE INVISIBLE MAN. 1967. Signed by Charles Mozley.
  396. Alcott, Louisa May. LITTLE WOMEN. 1967. Signed by Henry C. Pitz.
  397. Jefferson, Thomas. THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON. 1967. Signed by Lynd
  398. Shakespeare, William. THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. 1967. Signed by
    Agnes Miller Parker.Thirty-Sixth Series 1967 – 1968


    THE CATHOLIC. 1967. Signed by Lima de Freitas.
  400. Mitchell, Margaret. GONE WITH THE WIND. 1968. 2 volumes. Signed by John
  401. Defoe, Daniel. A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR. 1968. Signed by Domenico
  402. Joyce, James. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN. 1968. Signed by
    Brian Keogh.
  403. Kipling, Rudyard. THE JUNGLE BOOKS. 1968. Signed by David Gentleman.
  404. THE BOOK ECCLESIASTES. 1968. Signed by Edgar Miller
  405. Maupassant, Guy de. BEL-AMI. 1968. Signed by Bernard LaMotte.
  406. Wilde, Oscar. THE SHORT STORIES OF OSCAR WILDE. 1968. Signed by James
  407. Donne, John. THE POEMS OF JOHN DONNE. 1968. Signed by Imre Reiner.
  408. Thoreau, Henry David. CAPE COD. 1968. Signed by Raymond J. Holden.
  409. Plato. THREE DIALOGUES OF PLATO. 1968. Signed by Eugene Karlin.
  410. Cooper, James Fenimore. THE PILOT. 1968. Signed by Robert M. Quackenbush.Thirty-Seventh Series 1968 – 1969


  411. AMERICAN INDIAN LEGENDS. 1968. Signed by Everett Gee Jackson.
  412. Remarque, Erich Maria. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT. 1969. Signed by
    John Groth.
  413. Conrad, Joseph. HEART OF DARKNESS. 1969. Signed by Robert Shore.
  414. Dumas, Alexandre. MARGUERITE DE VALOIS. 1969. Signed by Edy Legrand.
  415. Scott, Sir Walter. THE TALISMAN. 1969. Signed by Federico Castellon.
  416. James, Henry. DAISY MILLER. 1969. Signed by Gustave Nebel.
  417. Creasey, Sir Edward S. THE FIFTEEN DECISIVE BATTLES OF THE WORLD. 1969.
    Signed by Joseph Domjan.
  418. Hardy, Thomas. JUDE THE OBSCURE. 1969. Signed by Agnes Miller Parker on
    the limitations page.Issued with a laid-in loose two color engraving on Japanese paper signed in pencil by the artist.
  419. Aquinas, Thomas. THE WRITINGS OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS. 1969. Signed by
    Reynolds Stone.
  420. Xenophon. THE ANABASIS. 1969. Signed by A. Tassos.
  421. Browning, Robert. THE POEMS OF ROBERT BROWNING. 1969. Signed by Peter
  422. Irving, Washington. THE ALHAMBRA. 1969. Signed by Lima de Freitas.Thirty-Eighth Series 1970 – 1971


  423. Steinbeck, John. OF MICE AND MEN. 1970. Signed by Fletcher Martin. Bound
    in quarter suede cowhide. Blue denim cloth covered boards.
  424. Frazer, Sir James George. THE GOLDEN BOUGH. 1970. 2 volumes. Signed by
    James Lewicki.
  425. Yeats, W. B. THE POEMS OF W. B. YEATS. 1970. Signed by Robin Jacques.
  426. Washington, Booker T. UP FROM SLAVERY. 1970. Signed by Denver Gillen.
  427. Livy. THE HISTORY OF EARLY ROME. 1970. Signed by Raffaele Scorzelli &
    Giovanni Mardersteig.
  428. THE ANALECTS OF CONFUCIUS. 1970. Signed by Tseng Yu-ho.
  429. Verne, Jules. FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON; and AROUND THE MOON. 1970. 2
    volumes. Signed by Robert Shore.
  430. Addison, Joseph. THE SPECTATOR. 1970. Signed by Lynton Lamb.
  431. Twain, Mark. THE NOTORIOUS JUMPING FROG AND OTHER STORIES. 1970. Signed by Joseph Low
  432. RUSSIAN FOLK TALES. 1970. Signed by Teje Etchemendy.
  433. Pushkin, Alexander. THE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER AND OTHER STORIES. 1971. Signed
    by Charles Mozley.
  434. Dickens, Charles. THE SHORT STORIES OF CHARLES DICKENS. 1971. Signed by
    Edward Ardizzone and Joseph Blumenthal.Thirty-Ninth Series 1971 – 1972


    1971. Signed by Fritz Kredel.
  436. Austen, Jane. NORTHANGER ABBEY. 1971. Signed by Clarke Hutton.
  437. Baudelaire, Charles. THE FLOWERS OF EVIL. 1971. 2 volumes. Signed by
    Pierre-Yves Tremois.
  438. Camus, Albert. THE STRANGER. 1971. Signed by Daniel Maffia.
  439. James, Henry. WASHINGTON SQUARE. 1971. Signed by Lawrence Beall Smith.
  440. Ovidius Naso, Publius. (Ovid). THE ART OF LOVE. 1971. Signed by Eric
  441. Pascal, Blaise. LES PENSEES. 1971. Signed by Ismar David.
  442. SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT. 1971. Signed by Cyril Satorsky.
  443. Shelley, Percy B. THE POEMS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY. 1971. Signed by
    Richard Shirley Smith.
  444. Mann, Thomas. DEATH IN VENICE. 1972. Signed by Felix Hoffmann.
    An unknown number of portfolios of the illustrations consisting of 16 artist signed prints was issued separately.
  445. O’Neill, Eugene. AH, WILDERNESS! 1972. Signed by Shannon Stirnweis.
  446. Conrad, Joseph. YOUTH, TYPHOON, and THE END OF THE TETHER. 1972. Signed by
    Robert Shore and Ward Ritchie.The Fortieth Series 1972 – 1973
  447. Tolstoy, Leo. CHILDHOOD, BOYHOOD, YOUTH. 1972. Signed by Fritz Eichenberg.
  448. Twain, Mark. ROUGHING IT. 1972. Signed by Noel Sickles.
  449. White, Gilbert. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE. 1972. Signed by John
  450. THE MEMOIRS OF CASANOVA. 1972. Signed by Rene ben Sussan.
  451. Bierce, Ambrose. THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY. 1972. Signed by Fritz Kredel.
  452. THE ORATIONS AND ESSAYS OF CICERO. 1972. Signed by Salvatore Fiume.
  453. Faulkner, Raymond O. (translator and intro). THE BOOK OF THE DEAD. 1972. 2
    volumes. Illustrated with reproductions of paintings from the original Papyrus
    of Ani.
  454. THE PANCHATANTRA. 1972. Signed by Y.G. Srimati.
  455. Voltaire. CANDIDE, or OPTIMISM. 1973. Signed by May Neama.
  456. Blake, William. THE POEMS OF WILLIAM BLAKE. 1973. Illustrated by the
    author. Unsigned.
  457. Wilde, Oscar. LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. 1973. Signed by Tony Walton.
  458. Dumas, Alexandre. THE QUEEN”S NECKLACE 1973. Signed by Cyril Arnstam.The Forty-First Series 1973 – 1974


  459. Chekhov, Anton. THE SHORT STORIES OF ANTON CHEKHOV. 1973. Signed by Lajos
  460. IRISH FOLK TALES. 1973. Signed by Ted Gensamer.
  461. London, Jack. WHITE FANG. 1973. Signed by Lydia Dabcovich.
  462. Wharton, Edith. THE AGE OF INNOCENCE. 1973. Signed by Lawrence Beall
  463. Wordsworth, William. THE POEMS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. 1973. Signed by John O’Connor.
  464. Kipling, Rudyard. TALES OF EAST AND WEST. 1973. Signed by Charles Raymond.
  465. Huxley, Aldous. BRAVE NEW WORLD. 1974. Signed by Mara McAfee.
  466. Leonard, William Ellery (translator). GILGAMESH. 1974. Signed by Irving
    1974. Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson.
  468. Weems, Mason L. THE LIFE OF WASHINGTON. 1974. Signed by Robert
  469. Thucydides. THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR. 1974. 2 volumes. Signed
    by A. Tassos.
  470. Twain, Mark. PUDDNHEAD WILSON. 1974. Signed by John Groth. Accompanied by
    PUDD’NHEAD WILSON’S CALENDAR, a separate small paperbound volume also
    illustrated by Groth.The Forty-Second Series 1974 – 1975


  471. Shaw, George Bernard. PYGMALION and CANDIDA. 1974. Signed by Clarke
  472. Crane, Stephen. MAGGIE, A GIRL OF THE STREETS. 1974. 2000 copies. Signed
    by Sigmund Abeles. Illustrated with gravure reproductions of original copper
    etchings by Abeles. A signed limited edition original copper etching of the frontiespiece illustration was mailed separately to the book’s 2000 subscribers. Copies of the book with that etching laid-in loose can be hard to find.
  473. Bradbury, Ray. THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. 1974. Signed by the author and
    Joseph Mugnaini.
  474. Wilder, Thornton. OUR TOWN. 1974. Signed by the author and Robert J. Lee.
  475. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. A RAW YOUTH. 1974. 2 volumes. Signed by Fritz
  476. Tennyson, Alfred Lord. THE POEMS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON. 1974. Signed by
    Reynolds Stone
  477. Dickens, Charles. AMERICAN NOTES. 1975. Signed by Raymond F. Houlihan.
  478. Wharton, Edith. THE HOUSE OF MIRTH. 1975. Signed by Lily Harmon.
  479. Conrad, Joseph. AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS. 1975. Signed by Robert Shore.
  480. Jerome, Jerome K. THREE MEN IN A BOAT. 1975. Signed by John Griffiths.
  481. Thoreau, Henry David. A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS. 1975.
    Signed by Raymond J. Holden.
  482. Sophocles. ANTIGONE. 1975. Signed by Harry Bennett.The Forty-Third Series 1975 – 1976
  483. Walpole, Hugh. THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO. 1975. Signed by Wilmarth S. Lewis.
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 1975. Signed by Lynd Ward.
  485. Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, Capt. Gonzalo. THE CONQUEST AND SETTLEMENT
    OF THE ISLAND OF BORIQUEN or PUERTO RICO. 1975. Signed by Jack and Irene
  486. Lawrence, D. H. SONS AND LOVERS. 1975. Signed by Sheila Robinson.
  487. Bligh, William. A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS. 1975. Signed by Geoffrey C.
    Ingleton and Douglas Dunstan.
  488. Kafka, Franz. THE TRIAL. 1975. Signed by Alan E. Cober.
  489. Pater, Walter. THE RENAISSANCE. 1976. Signed by Martino Mardersteig.
  490. Arnold, Sir Edwin. THE LIGHT OF ASIA. 1976. Illustrated by Ayres
  491. Defoe, Daniel. ROXANA. 1976. Signed by Bernd Kroeber.
  492. Stevenson, Robert Louis. NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS. 1976. Signed by Clarke
  493. Gogol, Nikolai. THE OVERCOAT and THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR. 1976. Signed by Saul Field.
  494. Cabell, James Branch. JURGEN A Comedy of Justice. 1976. Signed by Virgil
    Burnett.The Forty-Fourth Series 1976 – 1978 (Subscription Price $650 for the series)
  495. Turgenev, Ivan. THE TORRENTS OF SPRING. 1976. Signed by Lajos Szalay.
  496. Austen, Jane. PERSUASION. 1977. Signed and illustrated by Tony
    Buonpastore. (LEC Vol #503)
  497. Hesse, Hermann. STEPPENWOLF. 1977. Signed by Helmut Ackermann.
    200 signed and numbered portfolios of the eight woodcuts illustrating the book were issued separately in 1979 by The Print Club, New York.
  498. Hugo, Victor. THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO. 1977. Illustrated by Edouard Detaille. Signed by Drew Middleton.
  499. Sassoon, Siegfried. MEMOIRS OF A FOX-HUNTING MAN. 1977. Signed by Paul
  500. THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT. 1977. Unsigned.
  501. THE BALLADS OF ROBIN HOOD. 1977. Signed by David Gentleman.
  502. Anderson, Sherwood. WINESBURG, OHIO. 1978. Signed by Ben F. Stahl.
  503. Flaubert, Gustave. THREE TALES. 1978. Signed by May Neama.The Forty-Fifth Series 1979 – 1981


  504. THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH. 1979. Signed by Chaim Gross and by H.
  505. Villon, Francois. THE LYRICAL POEMS OF FRANCOIS VILLON. 1979. Signed by
    Stephen Harvard, the typographer & designer. Unillustrated.Issued with no illustrations. However, a numbered & pencil signed, limited edition wood-engraving by Fritz Eichenberg depicting “Death & the Maiden, the Balladeer, the Gallows, Notre Dame, and cobbled streets“, was mailed to subscribers in 1982 (three years after publication of the book!!) as an unexpected supplement to the book. Copies of the book with that engraving laid-in can be hard to find. Sometimes the engraving can be found offered for sale separately.
  506. Singer, Isaac Bashevis. THE GENTLEMAN FROM CRACOW and THE MIRROR. 1979.
    Signed by the author and by Raphael Soyer.
  507. Carson, Rachel. THE SEA AROUND US. 1980. Signed by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
  508. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. THE GREAT GATSBY. 1980. Signed by Fred Meyer.
  509. Graves, Robert. POEMS. 1980. Signed by Paul Hogarth.
  510. Rilke, Rainer Maria. SELECTED POEMS OF RAINER MARIA RILKE. 1981. Signed by
    Robert Kipniss.
  511. Sassoon, Siegfried. MEMOIRS OF AN INFANTRY OFFICER. 1981. Signed by Paul
  512. Crane, Hart. THE BRIDGE. 1981. Signed by Richard Mead Benson.
  513. Homer. THE ODYSSEY. 1981. Signed by Barry Moser.
  514. Grimmelshausen, Johann von. THE ADVENTURES OF SIMPLICISSIMUS. 1981. Signed
    by Fritz Eichenberg.
  515. Cowley, Malcolm. EXILE’S RETURN. 1981. Signed by Malcolm Cowley and by
    Berenice Abbott.The Forty-Sixth Series 1982


  516. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. TENDER IS THE NIGHT. 1982. Signed by Fred Meyer and
    Charles Scribner III.
  517. O’Neill, Eugene. THE ICEMAN COMETH. 1982. Signed by Leonard Baskin.
  518. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD. 1982. Signed by Fritz
  519. Bradbury, Ray. FAHRENHEIT 451. 1982. Signed by the author and Joe
  520. Finney, Charles G. THE CIRCUS OF DR. LAO. 1982. Signed by Claire Van
  521. Brecht, Bertolt. THE THREEPENNY OPERA. 1982. Signed by Jack Levine and
    Eric Bentley.
  522. Heaney, Seamus. POEMS AND A MEMOIR BY SEAMUS HEANEY. 1982. Signed by the
    author and by Henry Pearson and Thomas Flanagan (LEC Vol #530 : 7th Book / 46th Series)
  523. Williams, Tennessee. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. 1982. Signed by Al
  524. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE. 1982. Signed by
    Rafael Ferrer, Alastair Reid and Gregory Rabassa. Issued with an additional loose lithograph laid-in.
  525. Walcott, Derek. POEMS OF THE CARIBBEAN. 1982. Signed on the colophon by
    Derek Walcott and Romare Bearden. (LEC Vol #533 : 10th Book / 46th Series)In addition to the bound-in original lithographs, one of several
    different hand-numbered limited edition lithographs by Bearden, each of
    which was limited to 275 copies, was laid-in loose.The Forty-Seventh Series 1983 – 1985


  526. Colette. BREAK OF DAY. 1983. Signed by Francoise Gilot.
  527. Hersey, John. HIROSHIMA. 1983. (With original poetry by Robert Penn
    Warren.) Signed by John Hersey, Robert Penn Warren, and Jacob Lawrence.
  528. Cather, Willa. A LOST LADY. 1983. Signed by William Bailey.
  529. Milosz, Czeslaw. THE CAPTIVE MIND. 1983. Signed by the author and Janusz
  530. Singer, Isaac Bashevis. THE MAGICIAN OF LUBLIN. 1984. Signed by the author
    and by Larry Rivers.
  531. Kafka, Franz. METAMORPHOSIS. 1984. Signed by Jose Luis Cuevas.
  532. Miller, Arthur. DEATH OF A SALESMAN. 1984. Signed by Arthur Miller,
    Leonard Baskin, and Bruce Chandler.
  533. Borges, Jorge Luis. FICCIONES. 1984. Signed by Sol LeWitt. (LEC Vol #541 : 8th Book / 47th Series)
  534. Poe, Edgar Allan. THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER. 1985. All copies signed
    by Raphael Soyer. Some copies also signed by Alice Neel, who died before
    signing all.Issued in a black linen covered drop-spine box. However, some
    copies were issued in a black paper covered slipcase.
  535. Conrad, Joseph. THE SECRET SHARER. 1985. Signed by Bruce Chandler.The Forty-Eighth Series 1985 – 1988


  536. Grass, Gunter. THE FLOUNDER. 1985. 3 volumes. Signed by the author, who
    also illustrated the books.
  537. Rimbaud, Arthur. A SEASON IN HELL. 1986. Signed by Robert Mapplethorpe and
    Paul Schmidt. (LEC Vol #545 : 2nd Book / 48th Series)Forty signed and numbered portfolios of the illustrations were issued
  538. Joyce, James. DUBLINERS. 1986. Signed by Robert Ballagh and Tom Flanagan.
  539. Georges. THE DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST. 1986. Signed by Fritz Eichenberg.
    There were 50 copies of a separately issued portfolio of five engravings signed by Eichenberg.
  540. Kafka, Franz. IN THE PENAL COLONY. 1987. Signed by Michael Hafftka.
  541. lonesco, Eugene. JOURNEYS AMONG THE DEAD. 1987. Signed by Eugene Ionesco.
  542. Rilke, Rainer Maria. THE NOTEBOOKS OF MALTE LAURIDS BRIGGE. 1987. Not
    illustrated. Issued unsigned.
  543. Faulkner, William. HUNTING STORIES. 1988. Signed by Neil Welliver. (LEC Vol #551 : 8th Book / 48th Series) 

    The Forty-Ninth Series 1988 – 1989 

  544. Carpentier, Alejo. THE KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD. 1988. Signed by Roberto
    Juarez and John Hersey.Twenty signed numbered portfolios of the illustrations were issued
  545. Paz, Octavio. THREE POEMS. 1988. Signed by Octavio Paz and by Robert
    Motherwell. (LEC Vol #553 : 2nd Book / 49th Series)20 signed and numbered exhibition suites of the illustrations and 50
    signed and numbered portfolios were issued separately in wooden boxes.
  546. Lampedusa, Giuseppe di. THE LEOPARD. 1988. Signed by Piero Guccione. (LEC Vol #554 : 5th Book / 49th Series)
  547. Durrenmatt, Friedrich. OEDIPUS. 1989. 2 volumes. Signed by Friedrich
    Durrenmatt and by Marie Casindas. (LEC Vol #555 : 4th Book / 49th Series)
  548. Warren, Robert Penn. ALL THE KING’S MEN. 1989. 2 volumes. Signed by Robert
    Penn Warren and by Hank O’Neal. (LEC Vol #556 : 5th & 6th Books / 49th Series)There were also 30 signed numbered portfolios of the photogravures
    issued separately.The Fiftieth Series 1989 – 1990
  549. Beckett, Samuel. NOHOW ON. 1989. Signed by Samuel Beckett and by Robert
    Ryman. (LEC Vol #557 : 1st Book / 50th Series)
  550. THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED GENESIS. 1990. Signed by Jacob Lawrence. (LEC Vol #558 : 2nd Book / 50th Series) 22 signed and numbered exhibition suites and 50 signed and numbered
    portfolios of the Illustrations were issued separately.
  551. Hemingway, Ernest. THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. 1990. Signed by Alfred
    Eisenstaedt. (LEC Vol #559 : 3rd Book / 50th Series) 30 signed and numbered portfolios of the photogravures were issued
  552. Whitman, Walt. THE SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD. 1990. Signed by Aaron Siskind. (LEC Vol #560 : 4th Book / 50th Series) 12 signed numbered exhibition suites and 30 signed and numbered portfolios of the photogravures were issued separately.The Fifty-first Series


  553. O’Hara, Frank. POEMS. 1988. Illustrated by Willem de Kooning. (LEC Vol #561 : Only Book / 51st Series) 12 numbered exhibition suites and 60 numbered portfolios of the illustrations were issued separately.The Fifty-Second Series 1990 – 1992


  554. Kawabata, Yasunari. SNOW COUNTRY. 1990. Signed by Tadaaki Kuwayama and by
    Edward Seidensticker. (LEC Vol #562 : 1st Book / 52nd Series) Also issued separately 40 signed & numbered portfolios of theillustrations.
  555. Mann, Thomas. THE BLACK SWAN 1990. Signed by John Hejduk.
  556. Mitchell, Joseph. THE BOTTOM OF THE HARBOR. 1991. Signed by Joseph Mitchell. Illustrated with photogravures by Berenice Abbott.
  557. Pasternak, Boris. MY SISTER, LIFE. 1992. Signed by Yuri Kuper. 40 signed and numbered portfolios of the etchings were issued separately.The Fifty-third Series 1992 – 1993 (Subscription Price $5,000 for the series)
  558. Mallarme, Stephane. UN COUP DE DES JAMAIS N’ABOLIRA LE HASARD. 1992.
    Signed by Ellsworth Kelly.
  559. Walker, Margaret. FOR MY PEOPLE. 1992. Signed by Elizabeth Catlett and
    Margaret Walker.
  560. Conrad, Joseph. HEART OF DARKNESS. 1992. Signed by Sean Scully.
  561. Pound, Ezra. CATHAY. 1993. Signed by Francesco Clemente.The Fifty-Fourth Series 1993 – 1992 (Subscription Price $5,000 for the series)
  562. Harrer, Heinrich. SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET. 1993. Signed by Heinrich Harrer. (LEC Vol #570 : 1st Book / 54th Series)
  563. Bronte, Emily. WUTHERING HEIGHTS. 1993. Signed by Balthus. (LEC Vol #571 : 2nd Book / 54th Series)
  564. Angelou, Maya. OUR GRANDMOTHERS. 1994. Signed by John Biggers and Maya
    Angelou. (LEC Vol #572 : 3rd Book / 54th Series)
  565. Aragon, Louis. LE PAYSAN DE PARIS. 1994. Signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson. (LEC Vol #573 : 4th Book / 54th Series) 

    The Fifty-Fifth Series 

  566. Paz, Octavio. SIGHT AND TOUCH. 1994. Signed by Balthus. (LEC Vol #574 : Only Book / 55th Series) 

    The Fifty-Sixth Series 1995 – 1996 

  567. THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN THE DIVINE. 1995. Signed by Allan Rohan Crite. (LEC Vol #575 : 1st Book / 56th Series)
  568. Kyoka, Izumi. THE TALE OF THE WANDERING MONK. 1995. Signed by Setsuko
    Ideta (also known as the Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, wife of
    Balthus). (LEC Vol #576 : 2nd Book / 56th Series)
  569. Giono, Jean. THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES. 1995. Signed by Martine Franck. (LEC Vol #577 : 3rd Book / 56th Series) In 1999, forty-five art portfolios of the illustrations were issued separately by the LEC, with each photogravure individually numbered and handsigned by Martine Franck.
  570. Rimbaud, Arthur. VOWELS. 1996. Signed by Henri Cartier-Bresson. (LEC Vol #578 : 4th Book / 56th Series) 

    The Fifty-Seventh Series 

  571. Senghor, Leopold Sedar. POEMS. 1996. Signed by the author and by Lois
    Mailou Jones. (LEC Vol #579 : 1st Book / 57th Series)
  572. Harrer, Heinrich. THE WHITE SPIDER. 1996. Signed by the author. (LEC Vol #580 : 2nd Book / 57th Series)The Fifty-Eighth Series 1997 – 1998
  573. Rilke, Rainer Maria. THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS. 1997. Signed by Balthus.
  574. Baudelaire, Charles. THREE POEMS FROM LES FLEURS DU MAL. 1997. Signed by
    Henri Cartier Bresson.
  575. Ashbery, John. DESCRIPTION OF A MASQUE. 1998. Signed by John Ashbery and
    by Jane Freilicher. (LEC Vol #584 : 3rd Book / 58th Series)Note: Series numbering was discontinued, as issuance of books became less frequent.


  576. Hughes, Langston. SUNRISE IS COMING AFTER WHILE. 1998. Signed by Phoebe
    Beasley and Maya Angelou. The illustrations were also issued separately in a portfolio of six silkscreen prints in a limited numbered signed edition of 99 copies.
  577. Neruda, Pablo. HEIGHTS OF MACHU PICCHU. 1998. Signed by Edward Ranney.(No books were issued in 1999.)
  578. Akhmatova, Anna. REQUIEM. 2000. Signed by Sir John Tavener and Grisha
    Bruskin. Issued with a compact disc recording of the Akhmatova Requiem by Sir
    John Tavener.
  579. Tanizaki, Junichiro. A PORTRAIT OF SHUNKIN. 2000. Signed by Eikoh Hosoe
    & Shunkei Yahahi. Sixty-two suites of the photogravures were sold separately.
  580. Hurston, Zora Neale. BOOKMARKS IN THE PAGES OF LIFE. 2001. Signed by Betye
  581. Celan, Paul. TODESFUGE. 2001. Issued with a compact disc of the author
    reading the poem. Signed by John Felstiner.
  582. Wright, Richard. DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE. 2001. Signed by John Wilson.
    Sixty numbered suites of the etchings were issued separately.
  583. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. COSI FAN TUTTE. 2001. Signed by Balthus. Issued
    with three compact discs.(No books were issued in 2002.)
  584. Angelou, Maya. DEEP RIVERS IN MY SOUL. 2003. Signed by Maya Angelou, Dean
    Mitchell and Wynton Marsalis. Issued with a compact disc containing a new
    original recording by Wynton Marsalis.
    PHOTOGRAVURES BY DUANE MICHALS. 2003. Signed by Duane Michals.(No books were issued in 2004.)
  586. Mahfouz, Naguib. ARABIAN NIGHTS AND DAYS. 2005. Epilogue by Mohamed
    Salmawy. Illustrated by Nazli Madkour. Signed by the author, Naguib Mahfouz
    (1911 – 2006), and by the artist, Nazli Madkour. 300 Limited Edition
    Copies. Original issue price $5000. Sixty portfolios of the illustrations were issued separately, signed by the artist.
  587. O’Connor, Flannery. EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE. 2005. Signed by
    Benny Andrews. Sixty suites of the signed & numbered illustrations were issued separately.(No books were issued in 2006 or 2007.)
  588. King, Martin Luther. LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM CITY JAIL. 2008. Illustrated
    with eight serigraph prints by Faith Ringgold. Printed by Curlee Raven Holton at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania.
    (No books were issued in 2009)
  589. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. 2010. Illustrated with a single frontispiece photogravure by Robert Frank. His classic: “Fourth of July, Jay, New York, 1954”,
    originally made as a gelatin silver print. Reproduced for this limited edition as a photogravure by Jon Goodman. The book is signed on the colophon by the photographer.

    (No further books were issued)

NOTES:A Limited Editions Club Letter was issued with each book, containing detailed notes from the publisher about the book with which it was issued. Even though not issued on strictly a monthly basis, most of the Letters were titled, “The Monthly Letter of The Limited Editions Club”. The title was discontinued in later years, as publication of new books became less frequent.

The ordering of the titles in the checklist is chronological, in the date order published.


Some Limited Editions Club Bibliographies & Guides:

  • Quarto-Millenary: The First 250 Publications And The First 25 Years
    (1929 – 1954) Of The Limited Editions Club.
    New York: Limited Editions
    Club, 1959.
  • Bibliography Of The Fine Books Published By The Limited Editions Club
    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1985
  • Limited Editions Club. 111.3 APG (Author Price Guide Series).
    Dickerson, MD: Quill & Brush, 2004. – Caution: The 2004 edition of that price guide does not reflect the evolution of the internet marketplace and the prices at which the books
    are now regularly bought and sold over the internet.


The LEC published ten special publications not part of the subscription series, which were sold separately. The first eight are designated in the two bibliographies published by the LEC (in 1959 & 1985) as S-1 through S-8. Two additional special publications are not listed in either of the bibliographies, and I have designated them as S-9 and S-10.

S-1: Dwiggins, W. A. TOWARDS A REFORM OF THE PAPER CURRENCY. Bound in half black leather with gold stamped titling, and decorated paper covered boards. 1932. 32 pages plus a 2 page stub insert. 452 copies. Issue price was $5.84. Sold at cost. Orders were solicited from LEC subscribers on terms specifying that the final number of orders would be divided into the total cost of publication to determine the selling price.

S-2: THE DOLPHIN, A JOURNAL OF THE MAKING OF BOOKS. 1933. Number 1. 390 pages. 1200 copies.

S-3: THE DOLPHIN, A JOURNAL OF THE MAKING OF BOOKS. 1935. Number 2. 345 pages. 2000 copies.

S-4: THE DOLPHIN, A HISTORY OF THE PRINTED BOOK. 1938. Number 3. 558 pages. 1800 copies.

S-5: THE DOLPHIN, A PERIODICAL FOR ALL PEOPLE WHO FIND PLEASURE IN FINE BOOKS. Number 4. Issued in 3 parts in 1940 & 1941. Part 1 – 12000 copies.
Part 2 – 3000 copies. Part 3 – 3000 copies.

S-6: Boccaccio, Giovanni. 1940. THE DECAMERON. Two volumes. Illustrated and signed by Fritz Kredel. 530 copies issued. The first English translation of 1620. Issued at $12.50. August 1940.

S-7: Grahame, Kenneth. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. 1940. Introduction by A. A. Milne. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Issued without the artist’s signature due to his death before publication. Signed by Bruce Rogers, the book designer & typographer. Limited to 2020 copies. Issued at $15 Sept. 1940.

S-8: Steinbeck, John. THE GRAPES OF WRATH. 1940. Two Volumes. Illustrated & signed
by Thomas Hart Benton. 1146 copies. Issued at $15. October 1940.

1929-1985. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1985. 1800 copies in goatskin with
marbled paper covered boards.

Limited Editions Club, 1987. 550 copies in goatskin with marbled paper covered


The nine publications in the following list were printed and distributed for promotional purposes. They were not offered for sale.

  • Dill, Francis and Porter Garnett. THE IDEAL BOOK. 1932. Hardcover. Contains two essays which jointly won an essay contest held by the LEC. Some copies bound with paper covers. 500 hardcover copies.
  • LeGallienne, Richard. THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIMITED EDITIONS. 1933. 14 pages. Paper covers. 2000 copies distributed as a New Year’s momento.
  • Robert, Maurice & Frederic Warde. A CODE FOR THE COLLECTOR OF BEAUTIFUL BOOKS. 1936. 55 pages. Hardcover.
  • Jackson, Holbrook. OF THE USES OF BOOKS. 1937. 29 pages. Hardcover. Helen Macy handset the type. 1500 copies sent as a New Year’s greeting to the members.
  • SHAKESPEARE, A REVIEW AND A PREVIEW. 1940. Hardcover. Issued as a marketing prospectus for the planned 37 volume set of Shakespeare’s Plays.
  • Ransom, Will (editor). TEN YEARS AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. 1940. Hardcover. Essays and a bibliography of the publications in the first ten years of the LEC.
  • THE SILVER JUBILEE DINNER PARTY. 1954. Hardcover. A record of the publisher’s 25th anniversary dinner celebration.


George and Helen Macy printed six bound volumes which were sent to associates, friends, and relatives as special occasion greetings from the family. They include:

  • Howitt, Mary. THE SPIDER AND THE FLY. 1939. Hardcover. Helen Macy handset the type. Printed and sent as a New Year’s greeting from the Macy family.
  • Horace. THE COUNTRY, THAT’S THE PLACE TO LIVE! 1940. Hardcover. Translated from the Latin by George Macy. Helen Macy handset the type. Printed and sent as a New Year’s greeting from the Macy family.
  • Macy, George. THE COLLECTED VERSES OF GEORGE JESTER. 1941. Hardcover. 134 pages. A small printing of George Macy’s poetry sent as a Christmas momento from the family.
  • NOW THAT CARL IS 60. A BIRTHDAY BOOK FOR CARL VAN DOREN. 1945. 36 Pages. Paper covers.
  • Untermeyer, Louis. THE LOWEST FORM OF WIT. 1947. 23 pages. Hardcover. Sent as a Christmas greeting from the family.
  • Hunt, Leigh. TABLE TALK. 1948. 30 pages. Hardcover. Sent as a Christmas greeting from the family.

Updated 4/19/2019 JF


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