Complete set of the => entire 15-volume run of the Evergreen Tales, the Limited Editions Club's only books specifically produced and labelled as being for children ? the Club's gathering of what they considered to be the most beloved and time-honored of classic children's stories. Edited by Jean Hersholt, these lovingly prepared renditions were illustrated by some of the LEC's biggest names, including Arthur Szyk, Edy Legrand, Raffaelo Busoni, Fritz Eichenberg, et al. Many of the volumes are signed at the colophon by Hersholt, and => illustrators who signed are: Edward Ardizzone, Everett Gee Jackson, Ervine Metzl, Robert Lawson, Henry C. Pitz, Busoni, and Eichenberg. These examples are numbered copy 238 of either 2000 or 2500 printed depending on the set (except for one trio out of the five, which is numbered 236); the appropriate LEC newsletter is present. 8vo (31 cm, 12.1"). 15 vols. Illus. Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 1931-3, 2024-6, 2037-9, 22210-13, 22812-15. Publisher's cloth of various colors, eight volumes in the original glassine dust wrappers, all in publisher's red paper?covered slipcases with printed paper spine labels; some wrappers with tears or chips, slipcase spines gently sunned, slipcases showing light shelfwear overall with Aladdin case dust-soiled, Emperor's New Clothes' spine lettering rubbed. Ali Baba and a few other volumes with scattered spots of light foxing, overall most pages clean. Newsletter moderately worn. Complete sets are uncommon; this one shows no signs of having been in the hands of any actual child. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Aladdin and the wonderful lamp. Joseph and ...
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club 1949?52
Publication Date: 1949
Book Description Limited Editions Club, 1949. First Edition thus. EVERGREEN TALES; OR, TALES FOR THE AGELESS, edited by Jean Hersholt, Limited Editions Club, 1949 - 1952, first editions thus with these color illustrations, 15 volumes in cloth, each fine with 10 in glassine dw's, housed in 5 paper board slip-cases ranging from about very good to fine with paper labels. Each volume illustrated by renown artists, namely Arthur Szyk, Hans Bendix, Fritz Kredel, Edy Legrand, William Moyers, Sylvain Sauvage, Edward Shenton, Malcolm Cameron and the following who have each SIGNED their contributions: Rafaello Busoni, Edward Ardizzone, Fritz Eichenberg, Everett Gee Jackson, Robert Lawson, Henry Pitz, & Ervine Metz. Additionally, editor/actor Jean Hersholt has SIGNED 6 of them. The works of fiction are Aladdin & The Wonderful Lamp, Joseph & His Brothers, The Three Bears, Bluebeard, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington and His Cat, Beauty and the Beast, Saint George & the Dragon, King Midas and the Golden Touch, Pandora's Box, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood and Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves. Each volume published in quantities of either 2,000 or 2,500 copies. Seller Inventory # 10785