Genesis, Illustrated by Jacob Lawrence, Limited Editions Club

One of the most sought after, valuable and expensive productions of the Limited Editions Club is their 1989 edition of Genesis.  The scale of the book is enormous, which does not come through completely in the pictures below.  In hand, the book is stunning, with beautiful paper, text and illustrations that blend into a coherent whole. When standing in front of it, I found myself staring … Continue reading Genesis, Illustrated by Jacob Lawrence, Limited Editions Club

Hiroshima, Limited Editions Club

Certainly one of the most beautiful books in my collection is the 1983 edition of Hiroshima by the Limited Editions Club (LEC).  Designed by Ben Shiff, the book is absolutely the pinnacle of modern book making.  From the second one sees and feels the jet black, softer than soft, aniline leather cover, to when one soaks in the vivacity of the silkscreens and the almost … Continue reading Hiroshima, Limited Editions Club