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Limited Editions Club. Collection
2.5 linear feet [4 boxes]
Special Collections Research Center
Founded in 1929, the Limited Editions Club published illustrated fine-press books on a subscription basis. This collection contains newsletters, prospectuses, catalogs, and a variety of other publicity and promotional material that the Limited Editions Club sent to its members.
Open for research. No restrictions
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Limited Editions Club. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Founded in 1929 by George Macy, the Limited Editions Club published illustrated fine-press books for subscribers, in editions of 1500. Their publications tended to be classic titles, and featured the work of leadings illustrators and designers. After Macy's death in 1956, the firm remained family owned until 1970. It changed hands several times until it was sold in 1979 to its current owner, the investor Sidney Shiff. Since that time, the Limited Editions Club has become best known for lavish artist's books and portfolios.
This collection contains newsletters, prospectuses, catalogs, and a variety of publicity ephemera that the Limited Editions Club sent to its members. Most of the material relates to the period of time in which the Limited Editions Club was led by its founder, George Macy.
Much of this material was originally sent to Limited Editions Club member Harold H. Swift, a major donor to the University of Chicago.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
|Box 1 Folder 1-5|
The Monthly Letter of the Limited Editions Club, 1929-1949
|Box 2 Folder 1|
The Monthly Letter of the Limited Editions Club, 1959-1962
|Box 2 Folder 2|
A Shakespeare Commentary, ca. 1939
|Box 2 Folder 3|
Correspondence and publicity material, 1929-1949
|Box 2 Folder 4-5|
Catalogues and prospectuses, 1929-1940s
|Box 3 Folder 1-3|
Catalogues, prospectuses and publicity material, 1950s-1980
|Box 3 Folder 4|
Publicity material, undated
The Monthly Letter of the Limited Editions Club, bound, 1931-1932
Record of proceedings, 1950