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The King James Version of the Holy Bible

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"The second in the Seventh Series of books issued to the members of the Club... The type used is the 12-point size of monotype Bell, decorated with hand-set Baskerville in large sizes and printed on a thin, tough, white Worthy rag paper; the text is…

The Four Gospels

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"The third in the present series of books issued to the members of this Club ... set by hand in the twelve-point size of Weiss antiqua type and is embellished with dozens of designs and decorative initials by Professor Weiss cut into wood ... printed…

The Book of Psalms, from the Authorized King James Version

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"The third, in this Twenty-ninth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... The edition has been planned in the fashion of a small illuminated Oriental book by Valenti Angelo ... the illustrations ... look like 'Persian…

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…

The Iliad of Homer

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"The twelfth and last book in the second series issued to the members of this Club ... in the metric translation of Alexander Pope ... The book is designed, as a companion volume to the Club's edition of The Odyssey, by J. Van Krimpen and printed…

The Odyssey of Homer

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"The tenth volume in the Forty-fifth Series of fine books made for the members of The Limited Editions Club ... The illustrations are wood engravings ... twenty-four full-page and one vignette ... text composition, in thirteen-point Van Dijck... 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 Æneid

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"The penultimate volume, in this Fifteenth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... The illustrations are drawings ... printed by photogravure in two impressions. The edition has been designed by R. [Robert] L. Dothard and…