This is a beautiful 20th century cream cloth quarter-binding with marbled paper covered boards, and red lettering on spine. With slip case and Sandglass newsletter.
Illustrations and plates by well known French artist Gustave Nebel (1907-1988).
Very good condition with very slight wear to corners. Publishers slipcase has some wear, rubbing and a bit of soiling.
This edition has some wonderful history behind it. In 1929, George Macy founded the Limited Editions Club and began publishing fine illustrated books in limited numbers (1500 copies) for subscription members. In 1935, Macy extended his range, founding the Heritage Press for the creation and distribution of more affordable ‘semi-luxe’ books.
“This is a Heritage Press book. As such, it is a class by itself. For 37 years the Heritage Press has been producing fine editions like this one. Every book selected by our editors is a classic in its field, chosen from the world’s best-known and most enduring literature.
Once a title is chosen, we employ the most creative designer, artists, typographers, printers and binders, who combine their talents to produce our fine editions”.
This is a collector’s volume, beautifully slipcased. Sandglass newsletter included. A lovely item to own, bringing some American classic to your collection bound in a crisp, elegant binding.
1982 special edition. 92pages, 8 leaves of plates. Ills. £30 + UK p & p.
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