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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

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"The fifth in the present series of books issued to the members of this Club... The type used is monotype Bembo in the 16-point size, and it is printed on a white manomacchina paper made by the Cartierre di San Marco of Milan and watermarked with the…

Lysistrata

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"The ninth in the present series ... There are forty pencil drawings by Picasso, and six Picasso etchings printed by hand, especially made to illustrate this book ... printed in black and sanguine ... The type is 18-point Caslon. The binding is of…

The Frogs

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"The third in the present series of books issued to the members of this Club... illustrated with twenty-eight wood blocks... The edition is designed by Jan Van Krimpen, and printed under his supervision... The type used is Fleishman, for the first…

The Birds

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"The eighth, in this Twenty-seventh Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... pen-and-ink drawings ... The paper is a special sheet made for this edition by the Curtis Paper Company ... The binding is adorned with decorated sides…

The Confessions of St. Augustine

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"The eighth of this Thirtieth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... The twenty-four full-page color illustrations have been painted by Edy Legrand; four of thse have been printed as endpapers... The book has been designed by…

The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Printed on grey paper with an arrangement of rules and floriated initials in color; quarter bound in white buckram with beige paper over boards; the front cover of each volume is illustrated with a reproduction of Chaucer's arms.

The Canterbury Tales

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"The first, in this Seventeenth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club... The illustrations are portraits of the pilgrims, done as brilliantly-colored miniatures... The type used is Walbaum. The type pages are decorated with…

The Last of the Mohicans

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"The ninth in the present series of books issued to the members of this Club ... with a special introduction by Edward Everett Hale ... Edward A. Wilson has made the illustrations, there being eight black pen drawings and sixteen water-colors…

The Scarlet Letter

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"The second in the new Series of books issued to the members of this Club ... is illustrated with forty-nine lithographs ... It is bound in full leather ... The text is composed in monotype Bodoni types, and printed on a white rag paper especially…

The Odyssey of Homer

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"The third book in the second series of books issued to the members of this Club ... designed by J. Van Krimpen and printed under his supervision by Jhn. Enschedé en Zonen ... This book presents the first use of the new Romanée type designed…