Odyssey and Iliad, by Homer, Limited Editions Club (1931)

Books and Vines often gushes oodles of love when gazing at the marvelous illustrations that typically enhance fine press books. This one will not!  Instead, we take a quick look at one of the great typographical works of the twentieth century, the 1931 Limited Editions Club (LEC) editions of Homer‘s Iliad and Odyssey, both designed and printed by one of the 20th centuries master typographers, Jan van Krimpen. Jan van … Continue reading Odyssey and Iliad, by Homer, Limited Editions Club (1931)

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll, Illustrations by John Tenniel, Limited Editions Club (1932, 1935)

There is no question that the three most desirable titles, from a collectors standpoint, of the George Macy Limited Editions Club (LEC) era are the Picasso illustrated and signed Lysistrata from Aristophanes, James Joyce‘s Ulysses with illustrations and signature of Henri Matisse (some with Joyce’s signature also) and the Lewis Carroll ‘set’ of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The desirability of these titles have less … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll, Illustrations by John Tenniel, Limited Editions Club (1932, 1935)