Half-bound with a gray goatskin spine and the same goatskin used as strips on the fore-edge of each cover. The handmade paper sides use the same paper as the text.
The book was printed at the Wild Carrot Letterpress on paper specially made by hand to resemble the sort of stock produced in the 1920s in the Soviet Union. To produce this effect, Russian newspapers were cut into minute pieces and incorporated with rags and cotton pulp with individual Cyrillic letters floated onto the mixture before the process was completed; set in 18 point English Monotype Scotch Roman by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrari at Golgonooza Letter Foundry; design by Michael Aniskt, London; with six Kuper etchings printed in Paris on Hahnemuhle paper by Aldo Crommelynck; housed in a gray linen-rayon slipcase; signed on the colophon page by Kuper; 81 pages, 16 x 23 inches. 15 of only 250 copies, one of the fewest limitations of the Limited Editions Club.The Monthly Letter of The Limited Editions Club dated March 1992; Number 565 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 "My Sister-Life Limited Editions Club Boris Pasternak Yuri Kuper" is in sale since Friday, April 14, 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.