[New York]: The Limited Editions Club, (1988). Welliver, Neil. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 351 of 850, folio size, 111 pp., signed by Neil Welliver, with LEC Monthly Letter. Fine. Item #171031135
William Cuthbert Faulkner (1897-1962), winner of the Nobel Prize (1949) and two Pulitzers (in 1954, for "A Fable", and again in 1962, for "The Reivers"), was a master at presenting human drama built on the model of actual, historical drama; each story and each novel contributes to the construction of a whole, which is the imaginary Yoknapatawpha County and its inhabitants. This work offers two stories by the Nobel-winning author, each about - yes, hunting, "written by a man who enjoyed the talk of hunters gathered around a campfire at the end of the hunting day", and in it, Faulkner captures the "magnificence of nature and its power to survive the death of any individual representative of it" (quotes from book's introduction).
This publication by the Limited Editions Club is illustrated by Neil Gavin Welliver (1929-2005), best known for his outdoor scenes; often large-scale (as large as 8 by 10 feet), his work is based on plein-air sketches and at times painted outdoors, even in the cold of a winter's day in Maine. His works can be found in major museums in the U.S., including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the MFA in Boston.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter green Nigerian Oasis goatskin with the author's name in gilt on the backstrip, natural linen boards, fore- and bottom edges uncut, two tissue-guarded full-colour etchings by Neil Welliver on Arches paper; set in American Monotype Bell on mould-made Magnani paper, folio size (13.25" by 9.5"), pagination: [i]-xiii [xiv]  2-93 [94-96] [1 colophon], one of 850 copies, this number 351, signed by Neil Welliver on the colophon. The Limited Editions Club Letter loosely laid in. Housed in a slipcase covered in the same natural linen as the book and lined with charcoal grey ultrasuede.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine, with clean boards, the corners are straight and unrubbed, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some light sunning to the green spine, else fine. LEC Letter fine, clean and with only the original fold, without wear. The slipcase is fine, clean, strong and sturdy, without wear.
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