The Limited Editions Club has been making fine press books and livres d’artistes since it’s founding in 1929 by George Macy, and has produced roughly 600 volumes featuring some of the best work of major living authors and artists. In its early years it worked with artists such as Henri Matisse, Grant Wood, and Pablo Picasso, and in more recent years it has worked with Francesco Clemente, Willem De Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Balthus, and Ellsworth Kelly, among others.  From the beginning it used prominent book designers such as Bruce Rogers and Sir Francis Meynell.

The importance of the Club is shown by the acquisition in 1970 of its archives by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin, and that institution’s decision and commitment to continue to acquire a complete set of the Club’s publications. Books by the Limited Editions Club are included in most major academic and independent research libraries, many public libraries, and in the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

In 2013, the Limited Editions Club received the annual institutional award of the American Printing History Association “for distinguished contribution to the study, recording, preservation or dissemination of printing history. . . ”

 

Books from the Limited Editions Club from Boreas Fine Art:

[ Rivers, Larry ]  Singer, Isaac Beshivis. The Magician of Lublin.  New York: Limited Editions Club.  1984.

[ Clemente, Francesco ]  Pound, Ezra.  Cathay – Poems after Li Po[ New York: ] Limited Editions Club.  1992.

[ Motherwell, Robert ]  Paz, Octavio.  Tres Poemas / Three Poems.  New York: Limited Editions Club.  1988.

 

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