Limited Editions Club papers, 1929-1992.


Limited Editions Club papers, 1929-1992.

Correspondence between George Macy and book designers, illustrators, printers, editors and authors. Also includes sketches by illustrators. Correspondence from T.M. Cleland to Philip Duschnes. Correspondence from Sidney Shiff to Harvey Lemmen. Club announcements and emphemera.

0.5 ft. (2 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 7632181

Grand Valley State University

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Macy, George (person)

Founder of the Limited Editions Club and the Heritage Press. From the description of George Macy papers, 1916-1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 606938314 Detroit, Michigan businessman. From the description of George F. Macy letter, 1848. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423562 Epithet: Director of the Limited Editions Club British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Descr...

Duschnes, Philip C. (person)

Lemmen, Harvey E. (person)

Shiff, Sidney (person)

Steele, Frederic Dorr, 1873-1944 (person)

Bennett, Paul A., 1897-1966 (person)

Printer at the Mergenthaler Linotype Co., New York City. From the description of Letters and notes, 1917-1966. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37766607 Paul A. Bennett (1897-1966) was director of typography for the Mergenthaler Linotype Company for thirty years until his retirement in 1962. Mr. Bennett lectured on and wrote articles about printing and typography. Bennett was one of the founders, then unofficial secretary of the Typophiles; he frequently coordina...

Dwiggins, W.A. (William Addison), 1880-1956 (person)

W. A. Dwiggins was a calligrapher, type designer and illustrator. Forthe first two decades of the twentieth century he supplied art work to Boston advertisers. Henry Watson Kent was the first librarian of the Grolier Club (a New York City bibliophile society). For many years Kent served as secretary to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he set the standard for fine institutional printing. He was also an authority on prints. From the description of ALS: Boston, to Henry Watson Kent...

Fortney, Frank D. (Frank David) (person)

Cleland, T. M. 1880-1964. (person)

Limited editions club (corporateBody)

Founded in 1929 by George Macy, the Limited Editions Club published illustrated fine-press books for subscribers, in editions of 1500. Their publications tended to be classic titles, and featured the work of leadings illustrators and designers. After Macy's death in 1956, the firm remained family owned until 1970. It changed hands several times until it was sold in 1979 to its current owner, the investor Sidney Shiff. Since that time, the Limited Editions Club has become best known for lavish ar...