The letterpress text is set in Monotype Scotch Roman at Golgonooza Letter Foundry by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrari; printed by Heritage Printers of Charlotte, N. On textured off-white antique stock mould-made at the mill of Carterie Enrico Magnani, in Pescia, Italy. Signed by Siskind on the colophon page; unpaginated, 17-3/8 x 14-7/8 inches. 15 of only 550 copies. The Monthly Letter of The Limited Editions Club dated September 1990; Number 560 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 "Song of the Open Road Limited Editions Club Walt Whitman Aaron Siskind" is in sale since Thursday, July 27, 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.