Limited Editions Club, 1930, Hardcover (in Slipcase), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First, Illustrated By: Rudolph Ruzicka
JEAN DE LA FONTAINE. Fables in 2 volumes, New York: Limited Editions Club, 1930. Octavo, No. 1469 of an edition of 1500, pp. xxii, 266; xiv, 399, 4 (limitation page, ads), blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration to spines and fronts, top edges gilt, cardboard slipcase, bookplates on front pastedowns, illustrated by Rudolph Ruzicka, signed by Ruzicka on the limitation page. Printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press in Boston. "Among the hundreds of books which Mr. Updike has printed in his long career, I think this can be called 'the most typical Updike job' and therefore one of the most satisfying," George Macy, the publisher, wrote in the club's Quarto-Millenary. See No. 12, First Series, Limited Edition Club Quarto-Millenary. Condition of this book: Books near fine with sunned spines, slipcase split at one seam, poor. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Rudolph Ruzicka. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Children; United States; 1930s; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54491.