Illustrated by her friend, Elizabeth Catlett, with a foreward by Stephen Vincent Binet. Large folio bound in full imported red Japanese linen in a clamshell case covered in black cotton with a gray leather label inset.
Walker's most popular poem written in 1937 has been printed letterpress on Arches cover paper by Michael and Winifred Bixler with thirty-point Albertus type, strikingly illustrated with 6 full page color lithographs by Elizabeth Catlett pulled by the J. One of only 400 numbered copies signed on the colophon page by Walker and by Catlett. Walker was the first African American writer to win the Yale Younger Poets award for her first collection featuring this title poem in 1942. The poem mourns the losses, chronicles the endurance, and celebrates the survival of African Americans and looks to a future of liberation and justice.18 ½ x 22 ½ inches. 15 of only 400 copies issued. The Monthly Letter of The Limited Editions Club dated December 1992, Number 567 is laid-in. The Limited Editions Club books I offer are from my personal collection of over 150 titles. I also invite your queries about any other specific club titles that may interest you. I will quote a price if I have that title. Please also review my other current book listings. We will work to resolve any issues you may have. Your satisfaction is our goal.
We will describe each book conservatively. No book has book plates or page markings within. Photos are of the actual book, slipcase, letter, etc. Background of the Limited Editions Club.Founded in 1929 by George Macy, The Limited Editions Club (LEC) has published finely designed and printed books from the classics of literature as well as more contemporary writers; illustrated with original artworks by leading book illustrators. Well known "fine artists" were also commissioned for selected works such as the Clubs' Lysistrata illustrated and signed by Pablo Picasso and Ulysses illustrated and signed by Henri Matisse. Subsequent ownership passed through the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company and the Cardavon Press. Finally, in 1978, the club was acquired by Sidney Shiff, who was retired from Wall Street and had an interest in the production of fine books.
The later Shiff years of the clubs' operation introduced Livres d'Artiste (Deluxe Edition Books) illustrated with original artwork by major "fine art" artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Balthus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elizabeth Catlett, Francesco Clemente, Ellsworth Kelly, Sean Scully, Alice Neel, and others. He gradually reduced the limitations that ranged from 1500 to a high of 2000 during the Cardavon ownership years down to as few as only 300 volumes.Making these books extremely collectible for serious collectors of fine art as well as for collectors of fine literature published in fine press editions. Each copy is numbered, and most were signed by the illustrator, author or other contributor to the volumes' production. The Club ceased operations in 2012 after publishing over 575 titles in 83 years of operation.
The item "For My People Limited Editions Club Margaret Walker Elizabeth Catlett" is in sale since Wednesday, August 02, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "lecbksfrsl*" and is located in Rocky Face, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.