The Life and Journals of Christopher Columbus, Limited Editions Club (1963)

{Ed. Note: This review was first published in April of 2012, and is being republished today in recognition of Columbus Day.} Let me introduce you to yet another underrated and undervalued book from the Limited Editions Club (LEC).  The LEC’s 1963 edition of The Life and Journals of Christopher Columbus can be inexplicably found for under $100 in fine or near fine condition. It is a large … Continue reading The Life and Journals of Christopher Columbus, Limited Editions Club (1963)

The Life and Journals of Christopher Columbus, Limited Editions Club (1963) and Easton Press

Let me introduce you to yet another underrated and undervalued book from the Limited Editions Club (LEC).  The LEC’s 1963 edition of The Life and Journals of Christopher Columbus can be inexplicably found for under $100 in fine or near fine condition. It is a large scale book, with excellent and numerous illustrations, very reading-friendly type, plenty of maps and is simply an interesting ‘history’ to read, … Continue reading The Life and Journals of Christopher Columbus, Limited Editions Club (1963) and Easton Press

Nostromo, by Joseph Conrad, Limited Editions Club, 1961

Nostromo, published in 1904, is considered one of the great English novels of the twentieth century.  It was written by one of the truly preeminent novelists in English, Joseph Conrad.  Set in the fictional mining town of Sulaco, in the imaginary country of Costaguana, Nostromo is much more character driven then other Conrad novels. Señor Gould and the “incorruptible” Nostromo are the main characters in the revolutionary time in … Continue reading Nostromo, by Joseph Conrad, Limited Editions Club, 1961