Youth, Typhoon and The End of the Tether, by Joseph Conrad, Designed and Printed by Ward Ritchie for the Limited Editions Club (1972)

In January of 2014 Books and Vines highlighted one of the greatest of all books from Lewis and Dorothy Allen, Youth by Joseph Conrad.  The Limited Editions Club (LEC) also published this great Conrad short story as part of their 1972 edition Youth, Typhoon and The End of the Tether. Though published in what I refer to as the ‘dark period’ of the LEC (post-Macy, pre-Shiff), the LEC … Continue reading Youth, Typhoon and The End of the Tether, by Joseph Conrad, Designed and Printed by Ward Ritchie for the Limited Editions Club (1972)

Youth, by Joseph Conrad, Allen Press (1959)

The twenty-second publication from the Allen Press is, to my eye, the greatest of their many great works. Just back from their two years of typographic study and printing in France, Lewis and Dorothy Allen embarked on what was to be a period of tremendous work on a series of folio sized publications, of which Youth, from Joseph Conrad, is the first. The Allens’ interest in … Continue reading Youth, by Joseph Conrad, Allen Press (1959)