Avon, CT: Made for the Members of the Limited Editions Club 8vo (25.5 cm, 10.1"). Col. frontis., xv, , 272,  pp.; 2 double-page col. plts., 5 col. plts.. 1975 American Notes is the account of a love affair that went badly wrong": So begins Angus Wilson's introduction to this Limited Editions Club edition of Dickens's report on his trip to America, which features visits to the Perkins Institution for the Blind, Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, the White House, etc., as well as Dickens's thoughts on slavery, public health, copyright, and other issues. It is illustrated with black-and-white sketches and a total of eight full-page watercolors by Raymond F. Houlihan, and designed by Richard Blumenthal who set the text in monotype Bulmer and Baskerville fonts. This is => numbered copy 733 of 2000 printed, and is signed by the artist on the colophon. The L.E.C. prospectus is laid in. Binding: Quarter tan calf over grey paper sides, with a gilt-stamped black leather title-label on the spine. The sides are decorated with line drawings by Houlihan in dark grey, framed in dark red.
Binding as above, in original matching slipcase; slipcase label gently tanned, spine showing very slight traces of shelfwear. A nice, crisp copy.
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