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Lot of 12 LEC History volumes

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Estimate: US$250 - US$350
Price realised:  US$390
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Title: Lot of 12 LEC History volumes Author: ** Place: New York, et al. Publisher: Limited Editions Club Date: 1939-76 Description: With: Browne, Sir Thomas. Religio Medici. Ed. with intro. by Geoffrey Keynes. 11x7¾, cloth-backed marbled boards, paper spine label, slipcase spine lacking. No. 230 of 1500 copies printed by John Henry Nash (signed), 1939. * Grammaticus. The History of Amleth, Prince of Denmark. Trans. by Oliver Elton. Prefatory note by Henrik De Kauffmann. Illus. with wood engravings by Sigurd Vasegaard. 10¾x7¼, ¼ pigskin & dec. boards. 1 of 1500 copies printed by C. Volmer Nordlunde, 1954. * Caesar, Julius. The Gallic Wars. Trans. & intro. by John Warrington. Illus. with wood engravings by Bruno Bramanti (signed). 10¼x6¾, cloth-backed patterned boards, jacket. 1 of 1500 copies by Giovanni Mardersteig (signed) at the Officina Bodoni, 1954. * Bulwer-Lytton. The Last Days of Pompeii. Illus. by Kurt Craemer (signed). 11x7, patterned gray cloth, spine label, jacket. 1 of 1500 copies by Giovanni Mardersteig (signed) at the Officina Bodoni, 1956. * Carlyle. The French Revolution: A History. Illus. by Bernard Lamotte 10½x7¼, ¼ morocco & cloth. 1 of 1500 copies by Peter Beilenson, 1956. * Southey. The Chronicle of the Cid. Intro. by V. S. Pritchett. Illus. with 16 color plates & 11 pen & ink drawings by Rene Ben Sussan. 11½x7¾, dec. cloth, gilt-lettered morocco spine label. 1 of 1500 copies printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, 1958. * Froissart. The Chronicles of England, France, Spain... Trans. by John Bourchier Berners. Ed. by G. C. Macaulay. Illus. with 16 double-spread line & wash drawings by Henry C. Pitz & hand-colored through stencils at the Walter Fischer Studios. 11x7, blue dec. cloth. 1 of 1500 copies printed by Peter Beilenson, 1959. * Suetonius. The Lives of the Twelve Caesars. Trans. by Philemon Holland. Illus. with paintings by Salvatore Fiume (signed). 10¼x7, cloth-backed patterned boards, jacket. 1 of 1500 copies planned at the Officina Bodoni & printed by Giovanni Mardersteig (signed) at the Stamperia Valdonega, 1963. * Creasy, Sir Edward S. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World. Illus. with woodcuts by Joseph Domjan 12¼x9, dec. cloth, leather spine label. 1 of 1500 copies printed at the Stinehour Press, 1969. * Livy. The History of Early Rome. Trans. by Aubrey de Selincourt. Illus. by Raffaele Scorzelli (signed). 10x7, cloth-backed patterned boards, leather spine label. 1 of 1500 copies designed by Giovanni Mardersteig (signed) & printed at the Stamperia Valdonega, 1970. * White, Gilbert. The Natural History of Selborne. Intro. by the Earl of Cranbrook. Illus. by John Nash 11¾x8½, ¼ calf & boards. 1 of 1500 copies printed by W. S. Cowell, 1972. * Arnold, Sir Edwin. The Light of Asia, Being the Life and Teaching of Guatama Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism. Illus. by Ayres Houghtelling 11½x9¼, dec. cloth, morocco spine label. 1 of 2000 copies from the press of A. Colish, 1976. Together, 12 volumes. Original bindings, slipcases. Each signed by the illustrator and/or designer in the colophon. Lot Amendments Condition: Occasional light wear, volumes and jackets mostly fine, slipcases near fine or better. Item number: 191672

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 381: Fine Literature with Publications from The Limited Editions Club
Date of the auction: 12 Jun 2008
Address: PBA Galleries
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