A Look at a Mix of Later Publications from the Limited Editions Club, Part 2

{Ed. Note: This is part 2 of a series looking at a mix of Limited Edition Club publications from the Shiff-era; an era in which the book form was elevated to an art in itself, publishing editions with no expense spared.  See here for part 1.} One wonderful aspect of the Shiff-era Limited Edition Club (LEC) publications is the focus  put on important works of … Continue reading A Look at a Mix of Later Publications from the Limited Editions Club, Part 2

The Sonnets to Orpheus, by Rainer Maria Rilke, Limited Editions Club

Among what I consider the three most stunning books from my recent visit to Jeanne Shiff of the Limited Editions Club (LEC) is their 1997 edition of The Sonnets to Orpheus, by Rainer Maria Rilke.  Like the recently reviewed Sight and Touch, this LEC is simply at the pinnacle when it comes to the design and crafting of fine press books. Everything from the look and feel … Continue reading The Sonnets to Orpheus, by Rainer Maria Rilke, Limited Editions Club