I'm quite pleased to possess and now to present for sale this exquisite and rather impressive First Edition, Limited Edition "The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis, The King James Version" produced by the highly esteemed Limited Editions Club of New York in 1989. This is #17 of 400 made and is signed on the colophon by the silkscreen illustrator, Jacob Lawrence.The artist's powerful images, which were inspired by his memories of sermons given by ministers at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, give the text a modern urgency and expressive impact. As new elephant 17.5" x 23" folio [176 pp]. In full midnight blue Japanese cotton over boards with gold stamping to front cover. Fine publishers clamshell case with inset gilt-stamped leather cover label.
Club newsletter specific to this publication laid-in. In its clamshell case, the book measures 18" wide x 23.5" high x 2.5 thick and weighs 17 pounds 7 ounces. This is much more than a coffee table book; this is library console table book. For those unfamiliar, the Limited Editions Club has been making and publishing select titles in limited edition since George Macy founded it in 1929.Their philosophy and mission has been to produce the finest books in the world, seeking and using the finest and often world-renowned designers, typographers, binders, illustrators (for drawings, wood engravings, and original lithographs and etchings), printers (using letterpress printing, hand-made paper, and imported linens and silks) -- works of art really. I have for sale twenty-six (26) of these magnificent Limited Editions Club books, and all of them are: in like new condition, many having never been opened; numbered and signed by the author and/or the illustrator; with their original Limited Editions Club newsletter introducing and overviewing the book; with mulberry paper to protect the illustrations; and. In their original clamshell cases (slipcases). The item "Limited Editions Club The First Book of Moses, Genesis 17/400 Signed 1989" is in sale since Sunday, June 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "iceray111" and is located in Sylva, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.