We always do our BEST to give you the most accurate description of these beautiful books. DESCRIPTION: Limited Editions Club LONG OUT OF PRINT edition JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, SIGNED???
BY THE ILLUSTRATOR , HELEN SEWELL. THIS IS A SCARCE, ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TO FIND HEIRLOOM LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB EDITIONS with LAVISH GILT IMPRESSIONS TO THE BOARDS AND SPINE and GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATIONS by HELEN SEWELL. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY-PRIZED & MOST BEAUTIFUL EDITIONS OF THIS CLASSIC YOU CAN FIND.
The Limited Editions Club of New York was started in 1929 by George Macy. At 29-years-old, he was an avid reader who wanted to make his living from books. His business revolved around publishing beautifully illustrated classic titles in relatively small quantities with club members paying a subscription. Today, the Limited Editions Club (LEC) 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.
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. During the depression years, many of the world's greatest artists struggled to find regular work and a large number were employed by Macy. Is a novel of manners by.
The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. Page 2 of a letter from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra (11 June 1799) in which she first mentions Pride and Prejudice, using its working title First Impressions. Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.
Though Austen set the story at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of most loved books. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. One of the busiest artists at work in the field of children's illustration during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, Helen Moore Sewell had a lifelong interest in depicting the world around her that was rooted in early travel experiences.
By the age of seven, Sewell had circumnavigated the globe. She cited such disparate images as volcanoes glowing in the night, camels near the Suez Canal, and the varying colors of the oceans as stimulating her first artistic tendencies. CONDITION: Book is in AMAZING condition for its age (83 YEARS OLD) with some wear to the top and bottom edges of the spine. The slipcase is in amazing condition with very little wear, mainly to the edges of the opening where the book slides into slipcase (SEE PICS FOR BETTER DETAILS). NO ATTACHED BOOKPLATES, WRITING FROM PREVIOUS.
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