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Limited Editions Club

Overview
Works: 1,013 works in 1,462 publications in 1 language and 70,217 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works  Christmas stories  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Adventure stories  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Publisher, Editor
Classifications: PS1305, FIC
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Most widely held works about Limited Editions Club
 
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Most widely held works by Limited Editions Club
A high wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes( Book )

3 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bas-Thornton children (John, Emily, Edward, Rachel, and Laura) are raised on a plantation in Jamaica at an unspecified time after the emancipation of slaves in England (1833). It is a time of technological transformation, and sailing ships and steamers coexist on the high seas. A hurricane destroys their home, and the parents decide the children must leave the island to return to their original home in England. Accompanied by two creole children from Jamaica, Margaret and Harry Fernandez, they leave on the Clorinda, a merchant ship under the command of Captain Marpole. The Clorinda is seized by pirates shortly after leaving Jamaica"--Wikipedia, viewed on November 3, 2015
The prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Rossencyll falls in love with Princess Flavia on his perilous mission to release the king of Zenda from his captors
The marriage of Cupid and Psyche by Walter Pater( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cloister and the hearth by Charles Reade( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tragic medieval romance is based on the life of Erasmus' father
The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Adams (great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams) asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and technology. This autobiography provides an insightful exploration of the tumultuous age in which he lived
The dolphin : a journal of the making of the books( )

in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

3 editions published between 1929 and 1942 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the nation as its subject. Unlike many other editions of Leaves of Grass, which reproduce various short, early versions, this Modern Library Paperback Classics "Death-bed" edition presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form, and includes newly commissioned notes. From the Trade Paperback edition
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

2 editions published between 1938 and 1950 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Bovary becomes bored with her life and embarks on an affair
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's epic poem describing the fall of Troy, in English blank verse by Robert Fitzgerald
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Mark Twain( Book )

5 editions published between 1933 and 1942 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huck tells of his adventures travelling down the Mississippi on a raft with an escaped slave, and of the many people they encounter, including a pair of swindlers and two families in a feud
Quarto-millenary : the first 250 publications and the first 25 years, 1929-1954, of the Limited Editions Club : a critique, a conspectus, a bibliography, indexes by Limited Editions Club( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1941 and 1967 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs, poems from the plays, and sonnets
The Odyssey of Homer by Homerus( Book )

6 editions published between 1931 and 1981 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem recounting the trials of Odysseus as he travels for 10 years to return home after the ten year war whose events were told in the Iliad
Journals and other documents on the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus by Samuel Eliot Morison( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of letters, maps, and other documents associated with Christopher Columbus's life and career in exploration. - Amazon
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Book )

2 editions published between 1931 and 1934 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
A code for the collector of beautiful books by Maurice Robert( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

5 editions published between 1933 and 1951 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia, in which the wife of an aristocrat falls in love with a dashing cavalry officer. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. States Leo Tolstoy in his great modern novel of an adulterous affair set against the backdrop of Moscow and St. Petersburg high society in the later half of the nineteenth century. A sophisticated woman who is respectably married to a government bureaucrat, Anna begins a passionate, all-consuming involvement with a rich army officer. Refusing to conduct a discreet affair, she scandalizes society by abandoning both her husband and her young son for Count Vronsky--with tragic consequences. Running parallel is the story of the courtship and marriage of Konstantin Levin (the melancholy nobleman who is Tolstoy's stand-in) and Princess Kitty Shcherbatsky
The charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) is a compelling novel of passion and daring. Set at the beginning of the 19th-century in northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill-starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo. The novel's great achievement is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness. This new translation captures Stendhal's narrative verse, while the Introduction explores the novel's reception and the reasons for its enduring popularity and power. - Amazon (summary for a 2009 edition of this title)
Ten years and William Shakespeare : a survey of the publishing activities of the Limited Editions Club from October 1929 to October 1940 by Limited Editions Club( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Twain's experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot in the days of the great Mississippi steamboats
 
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Alternative Names
Limited Editions Club, inc., New York

Limited Editions Club (Ņujorka, Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)

Languages
English (94)