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Limited Editions Club

Overview
Works: 1,047 works in 1,503 publications in 2 languages and 71,580 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Drama  History  Action and adventure fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Author
Classifications: PS1305, 813.4
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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 )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 379 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 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The republic by Plato( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New translation of Plato's Republic
The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 333 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 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome : a tragedy in one act by Oscar Wilde( Book )

4 editions published between 1938 and 1993 in French and English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Salome dances for the king, she asks for the head of John the Baptist for her mother
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

3 editions published between 1929 and 1942 in English and held by 271 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
The seven voyages of Sindbad the sailor( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literally rendered from the Arabic into French by J.C. Mardrus, and then translated into modern English by E. Powys Mathers with an introduction by C.S. Forester and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

2 editions published between 1938 and 1950 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Bovary becomes bored with her life and embarks on an affair
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( Book )

2 editions published between 1936 and 1954 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the French drama set in seventeenth-century France telling of Cyrano de Bergerac's secret love for Roxane
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 245 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
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's epic poem describing the fall of Troy, in English blank verse by Robert Fitzgerald
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 )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brothers Karamazov : a novel in four parts and an epilogue by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

3 editions published between 1933 and 1949 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three very different brothers following the murder of their barbaric father
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

6 editions published between 1931 and 1981 in English and held by 232 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 Christopher Columbus( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of letters, maps, and other documents associated with Christopher Columbus's life and career in exploration. - Amazon
A code for the collector of beautiful books by Maurice Robert( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 217 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 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Limited Editions Club, inc., New York

Limited Editions Club (Ņujorka, Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)

Languages
English (100)

French (3)