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ANGELOU, MAYA, DEAN MITCHELL (color etchings), WYNTON MARSALIS (recording). Deep Rivers in my Soul [Signed]. Limited ed. of 400. Numbered and signed in the colophon by Angelou, Mitchell and Marsalis. First publication of this book-length original poem about jazz by Maya Angelou, illustrated with 6 full-page etchings richly colored in aquatint by Dean Mitchell (b.1957), printed with the assistance of master printer Peter Pettengill at his Wingate Studio, in Hinsdale, New Hampshire. With an afterword by Mitchell describing the relationship of his images to Angelou's poem. The publication is further enhanced by a CD containing a new original recording by renowned composer and performer Wynton Marsalis created in response to Angelou's poem as well as a reading of the poem by Angelou. A complex multi-arts publication. Folio (16 x 20 inches), bound in tan linen, in matching linen-covered clamshell box, with lettered leather labels inset on both, cd in pocket on inside of box. LEC brochure. Limited edition of 400. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 2003. Mint, in mint box. $3,450.00 [Order]
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(BALTHUS A17119)
BRONTE, EMILY and BALTHUS (Balthazar) Klossowski de Rola. Wuthering Heights (I Have Never Painted Anything but Angels). The beautifully illustrated edition of Emily Brontė's classic gothic romance, illustrated with 15 lithographic plates after Balthus' series of drawings, first published here. Numbered and SIGNED by Balthus on the colophon page. The lithographs, printed on fine Japanese paper, are mounted on mould-made Arches uniquely watermarked with the coat of arms of Balthus's family: Klossowski de Rola. The binding, by John von Isakovics, is made of goatskin, dyed gray-green to evoke the color of the Yorkshire moors. 4to, leather, in original clamshell box. Publisher's brochure laid in. Limited numbered edition of 300. New York, Limited Editions Club, 1993. Mint, in mint box. LEC brochure laid in. $4,000.00 [Order]
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(BIGGERS A19393)
ANGELOU, MAYA with JOHN T. BIGGERS (lithographs). Our Grandmothers. SIGNED by Angelou and Biggers in the colophon. A special edition of Angelou's favorite poem (I Shall Not Be Moved), illustrated at her request with 5 specially created original full page black-and-white lithographs by John Biggers. A beautiful African American livre d'artiste. Printed on a mould-made Arches paper, uniquely created for this edition, printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress. Limited numbered ed. of 400 copies. Folio (17 3/4 x 22 inches), handbound in Japanese linen dyed the hue of red Georgia clay, in linen covered clamshell box. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1994. Mint, in mint box. $2,500.00 [Order]

Pound, Ezra with FRANCESCO CLEMENTE (woodcuts). Cathay: Poems after Li Po. Pound's remarkable translations of eighteen medieval Chinese poems by Li Po (A.D. 701-762), illustrated by 7 original full-page colored woodcuts by FRANCESCO CLEMENTE. Both text and illustrations are printed on hand-folded Japanese Ogawashi paper. One of the most attractive LEC publications. Signed by Clemente. 4to (12 x 8 inches), bound in pale blue Japanese linen, in matching linen covered slipcase. Numbered signed ed. of 300. LEC brochure laid in. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1993. Near fine/Near fine. (Minor crease along outer edge of fold-over colophon sheet, light sunning to spine of book and along edges of box). $2,200.00 [Order]
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(CRITE A17132)
CRITE, ALLAN ROHAN. The Revelation of St. John (Print Portfolio with 15 individually signed numbered prints). Contains 15 ORIGINAL relief engravings (plate size 9 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches) printed on Japanese paper, mounted individually on large folio sheets of handmade heavyweight Italian paper. Each signed and numbered by Crite. Complete as issued. An important contemporary African American revisualization of the apocalyptic Biblical text that has inspired so many artists and writers such as Dante, Durer and Milton. Complete portfolios are now very scarce. [Note: We cannot ship this item overseas.] Loose folio sheets (16 x 22 inches), in burgundy linen-covered clamshell box, with gold-stamped leather title inset. As issued. No. 6 of a limited numbered edition of 60. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1994. Mint, in original publisher's portfolio box, also in fine condition. $7,000.00 [Order]
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(CRITE A13671)
CRITE, ALLAN ROHAN (Engravings). The Revelation of St. John. An important contemporary Afro-American artist's book. Allan Rohan Crite's revisualization of the apocalyptic Biblical text that has inspired so many artists and writers before him such as Dante, Durer and Milton. 15 original relief engravings by Crite printed on Japanese paper, individually mounted on handmade heavyweight Italian Magnani paper. Typeface design by Dan Carr. Limited numbered ed. of 300, SIGNED on limitation page by Crite. Folio (16 x 22 inches), handbound in burgundy linen, in black Italian cotton-covered slipcase, with gold-stamped leather title inset. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1995. Mint, in mint box. $2,500.00 [Order]

(GILOT A18666)
COLETTE, Sidonie Gabrielle, with FRANCOISE GILOT (silkscreen prints). Break of Day (Signed by Gilot, with original silkscreens). Translation from the French by Enid McLeod. Intro. Robert Phelps. xiii, 142 pp., illus. with 3 full-page seven-color original silkscreen plates and nine single-color line drawings throughout the text by Francoise Gilot. SIGNED in the colophon by Gilot. Designed by Gilot and Ben Schiff. Printed at Wild Carrot Letterpress on specially made blue-gray paper designed to resemble the paper of Colette's manuscript. A lovely book. 4to, gilt lettered marine blue pongee silk, gray papered slipcase. Limited numbered edition of 2000. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1983. Fine, in fine slipcase. $65.00 [Order]

SENGHOR, LEOPOLD with LOIS MAILOU JONES (silkscreens). Poems. Four of Senghor's poems in the original French and in English translation, hand-set in English Monotype Bodoni, illustrated by five dramatic original full page silkscreen prints by LOIS MAILOU JONES, including a portrait of Senghor. Limited numbered ed. of 300, SIGNED by Senghor and Jones in the colophon. Folio (17 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches), gold stamped lettering on purple linen covered boards, in black linen covered box. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1996. Mint. $1,975.00 [Order]
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(PICASSO A17951)
ARISTOPHANES and PABLO PICASSO (illus.). Lysistrata [Signed by Picasso]. 117 pages, 6 original full-page hors-texte Neo-classical figure etchings by Picasso, printed on Rives, and also profusely illustrated with additional images in sanguine throughout the text. Numbered and SIGNED by Picasso in the colophon.. An important illustrated book, in exceptionally attractive condition. [Monod no.459; Cramer no.24; Artist & the Book, 226]. 4to, papered boards with labels to spine and front cover, blue papered cardboard chemise and matching slipcase. Limited edition of 1500 signed and numbered copies. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1934. Fine bright book, in near fine sleeve and near fine slipcase, both with only very mild sunning. $8,400.00 [Order]

(SAAR, BETYE A14459)
HURSTON, ZORA NEALE and BETYE SAAR illus. Bookmarks in the Pages of Life. Six short stories by Zora Neale Hurston selected and illustrated with six original full-page serigraph prints by Betye Saar. Powerful complex collage images created in fabric and faded old photographs have been transferred under Saar's direction to beautifully silkscreened color and sepia-toned prints on hand-torn heavy Rosaspina paper (imbued with cinnamon bark), a paper also specially selected by the artist. Printed at Drexel Press. A perfect match of text and visual narrative on African-American identity. Numbered and SIGNED by Saar in the colophon. Small folio (16 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches), bound in dark brown half leather over a special binding of paper and cinnamon bark, in a clamshell box covered in coffee-colored raw silk with inset gilt-stamped leather spine label. Limited numbered ed. of 300. New York, Limited Editions Club, 2000. Mint, in mint box. $2,750.00 [Order]
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WILSON, JOHN. Down by the Riverside a.k.a. The Richard Wright Suite (Print Portfolio of 6 individually signed color etchings). Title page, table of illus., colophon and the complete series of six dramatic two-color blue and black etchings with aquatint designed to illustrate Richard Wright's story Down by the Riverside (1938). All prints are individually numbered and signed by Wilson. The portfolio contains two extra etchings that were not used in the book and therefore constitutes a complete record of the artist's work on this project. The LEC print portfolios of the past fifteen years have always contained the same images as the bound books, so this portfolio is a noteworthy exception. Six signed and numbered etchings (12 1/4 x 16 inches; 30 x 40.3 cm.), printed on Arches, contained in oblong blue cloth-covered folding portfolio box, with gilt lettered black leather label inset. Ed. of 60. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 2000. Mint prints, in mint box. Suitable for framing. $5,850.00 [Order]

WILSON, JOHN. Journey of the Mann Family (Signed colored etching and aquatint). The lead image from Wilson's 6-print series Down by the Riverside (2000) based on Richard Wright's memorable novella (1938). One of five numbered H.C. impressions apart from the edition of 60. John Wilson is a renowned printmaker whose works are in every major collection of African American art as well as the print collections of most major museums in the U.S. Etching with aquatint in marine blue and black inks, 12 1/4 x 16 inches, printed on Arches. Signed and numbered HC V/HC V in pencil along lower edge. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 2000. Mint. $1,000.00 [Order]
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