Barcelona: The Limited Editions Club, 1933. Hardcover. Translation and introduction by John Ormsby. Illustrations by Enric C. Ricart. Complete 2-volume set. 4to. Burgundy cloth spines with gilt lettering and decorative paper over boards. xxxvi, 506pp; 527pp. Tissue-guarded frontispieces, full-page tissue-guarded illustrations. Near fine. Spines lightly sunned, though gilt lettering bright; lacks slipcase. Item #47372
Ricart's powerful and dramatic woodblock illustrations distinguish this memorable deckle-edged set. Unlike most LECs, this pair features a colophon leaf at rear of both volumes, each noting the limitation of 1500 numbered copies (this #1132) signed by Ricart. Oliva de Vilanova printed this sumptuous duo on Guarro paper. Laid in is a copy of the September 1933 issue of "The Monthly Letter of The Limited Editions Club" discussing their edition of "Don Quixote" and complaining: "The wood-blocks are not terribly good. The volumes are too thick." We beg to differ! NEWMAN 48.