New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Designs and illustrations by Allen Lewis. Complete 2-volume set. Small 4to. Silver cloth embossed with chain-mail pattern and orange spine lettering. xxx, 612pp. Frontispieces, numerous 2-page illustrations, small decorations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine. Lacks slipcase. Item #47395
Superb, tight pair of the first of the LEC's two productions of this title (the other being 1951). Colophon at rear of second volume notes limitation of 1500 numbered copies (this #942) signed large and bold by illustrator Lewis, whose dramatic linoleum-block plates are powerful and evocative. Heavy stock printed 5½" X 4½" announcement for this title laid in.