[New York]: The Limited Editions Club, Printed by W.S. Cowell Ltd in Ipswich, 1962. Legrand, Edy. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 1500 copies, signed by illustrator, quarto size, 328 pp., signed by Edy Legrand, with LEC Monthly Letter, announcement, and slipcase. Fine. Item #CNFBV079
St. Augustine (b. Aureliuis Augustinus in 354 CE) is one of the best-known and most important of the Christian Church Fathers. His "Confessions", written after his conversion to Christianity, is considered the first Western Christian autobiography written and "was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the Middle Ages" (n.b., quote from Wiki).
This publication by The Limited Editions Club features illustrations by French painter Edy Legrand (1892-1970), who contributed illustrations to many books for the LEC. For this work he produced twenty-two paintings which were reproduced for publication in as many as seven colours.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in quarter black leather with natural linen over boards, black leather label with gilt border and lettering inset onto the front board, similar label on the spine, endpapers (different at front and back) two of Legrand's paintings, one of 1500 copies signed by Edy Legrand at the colophon; monotype Bembo on Glastonbury laid paper, quarto size (10.75" by 8.75"), pagination: [i-iv] v-xxx [2, sectional title with verso blank] 1-296, [1, blank] [1, colophon]. In the publisher's slipcase covered with red paper, black paper spine label with white lettering and rules. Loosely laid in is the LEC Monthly Letter folded once to four pages, folded again once for mailing, and the announcement.
___CONDITION: Fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings. The slipcase near fine, strong and sturdy, with a few spots of light wear; the Monthly Letter and announcement both fine.
___CITATION: LEC Bibliography no. 335.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an unusually large and heavy book and additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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