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Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938

Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938

Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo translated by Lascelles Wraxall (with the translation approved by Victor Hugo), an introduction by Andre Maurois and illustrated by Lynd Ward. This Limited Editions Club set is from 1938 and was limited to 1,500 copies with this being #593 as hand written on the last page alongside a signature. Is broken into 5 volumes housed in a one slipcase totaling more 1500+ pages. The individual volumes are slim, not too large at 10 5/8 by 8 ½ inches, with a very readable size of type. When you leaf through one of the monstrous single paperback editions of. The Limited Editions Club (LEC) edition is 80+ years old so it's tough to complain too much but the black cloth really tends to show dirt and scuff marks as seen in the pictures but the books themselves are in great condition. The slipcase does show signs of aging and has a crack (see pictures for all quality, any discoloration on the pages themselves is from shadows when taking pictures, not stains to the pages themselves). This book has been in my family since publication and stored in a smoke free home (and probably never read).

The edition was designed by Peter Beilenson and was printed by him at the Walpole Printing Office in Mount Vernon. The illustrations are by the masterful Lynd Ward. I'm not sure how many he did but they are numerous. There are the full-page illustrations beginning the text of each volume, and then headpiece illustrations for each chapter as well as tailpiece illustrations in cases where the design of the page permitted.

Some of the tailpieces were used multiple times but I believe each headpiece was unique. Each volume's illustrations were done in a single color unique to that volume. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "buddysales1" and is located in this country: US. 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, China, 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, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of 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, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.
  • Binding: Leather
  • Place of Publication: New York
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Clun
  • Modified Item: No
  • Subject: Illustrated
  • Year Printed: 1938
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Language: English
  • Illustrator: Lynd Ward
  • Special Attributes: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition
  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Topic: Classic

Les Miserables Victor Hugo illustrated by Lynd Ward Limited Editions Club 1938