New York: The Limited Editions Club, . Hardcover. Designed by Merle Armitage. Illustrations by Elise. Small 4to. Yellow cloth with orange lettering and decorations. a-q, 388pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations in varying colors, decorative pastedowns. Near fine. Lacks slipcase. Item #47441
Irwin Edman introduces this hugely popular (in its day) and influential utopian novel first published in 1888 -- this edition with rear colophon noting limitation of 1500 numbered copies (this #718) signed by the illustrator. "Elise" was actually famed designer Merle Armitage's wife, Elise Cavanna (1902-63), an artist who was also an actress, dancer and comedian. "Monthly Letter" regarding this issue laid in.