Beautiful and in Unread Condition. Estate Sale Find of Local Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Collector. A Truly Timeless Piece for the right Collector. Please See Pics for more Detailed Visual Description. Illustrated by Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget, and others.
This is the highly-regarded Edgar W. Smith editions, the then-seminal scholarly collection of the complete Sherlock Holmes stories and one novel.. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOMES originally published as " The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes", 3 vols in slipcase, 1950, with introduction by Vincent Starrett; THE RETURN, THE LATER ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 3 vols in slipcase, 1952: Vol I introduction by Elmer Davis; Vol II novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles", introduction by Fletcher Pratt; and V ol III originally published as "The Last Bow", introduction by Rex Stout. THE FINAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 2 vols in slipcase, 1952: Vol I introduction by Anthony Boucher; Vol II introduction by Christopher Morley.
No Dust Jackets as issued. This Limited Editions Club set consist of only 1500 copies printed. Notes about the author and covers are laid in. Please take note of picture of book spines.
A minimal number of sets were issued without number and set as for display. This set is unumbered and is in unread condition. The Limited Editions Club (LEC) was founded in 1929 by George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists.
All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication.
All LEC books came with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within. They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.
The Limited Editions Club is famous for original illustrations by the best book illustrators and artists. Between 1929 and 1985, 10 to 12 titles featuring 1,500 numbered copies each were published annually although the print run expanded to 2,000 numbered copies in later years. Each title was unique, using special papers, special cover material including many in leather, almost all came in a slipcase or clamshell box, many of the titles were already regarded as classics and produced by private small presses throughout the world, almost all were signed by either the illustrator, author, publisher or designer. Sometimes three signatures can be found on the colophon page.
Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Edward Ardizonne, Thomas Hart Benton, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, Norman Rockwell, Edward Steichen and Grant Wood are just a few of the artists connected with the Limited Editions Club. Today, the Limited Editions Club is an important part of the rare book business and the books are adored by collectors. From 1929 to 1985, the Limited Editions Club published 548 titles.Limited Editions Club books are very collectible for their beauty alone but many famous authors have been published over the years. Their typography is also exceptional and involved masters of the age. Each book is a work of art in its own right.
Please See Pics for more Detailed Visual Description... The item "Sherlock Holmes Complete Set in 8 Vols (Limited Editions Club) First Edition" is in sale since Thursday, October 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "vapickers" and is located in Grottoes, Virginia.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.