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The Iceman Cometh by  Irma  (Introduction)  Leonard  (Illustrations); Jaffe - Hardcover - Limited Edition - 1982 - from Swan's Fine Books and

The Iceman Cometh

by O'Neill, Eugene; Baskin, Leonard (Illustrations); Jaffe, Irma (Introduction)

Condition: Near fine/near fine

New York: The Limited Editions Club [printed at The Stinehour Press], 1982. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Baskin, Leonard. No. 351 of 2000, quarto size, 176 pp., signed by Leonard Baskin, with LEC Monthly Letter. One of the early purveyors of realism in American theatre, Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) created deeply moving characters, often on the outskirts of society, and examined feelings of disillusionment and despair in his plays; his plays were some of the first to have characters speak in American vernacular (n. b., info from Wikipedia). "The Iceman Cometh" is one such example, with characters desparately clinging to hopes and self-deception among a political backdrop of anarchism and socialism. This publication by The Limited Editions Club contains illustrations by Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), an eminent sculptor, printmaker, graphic artist, and writer; in his pursuit of multiple art forms, he conveys a sense of social consciousness and humanism. His drawings here form stark portraits of the characters in O'Neill's play; also included is an original lithograph by Baskin, printed in sanguine and tipped in at the back of the book. ___DESCRIPTION: Full grey laid paper, grey paper labels with black lettering on the front board and spine, dark grey endpapers, title page in black and red, black-and-white drawings by Leonard Baskin throughout, original lithograph by Baskin printed in sanguine with tissue guard tipped in at the back of the book; Monotype Janson, Curtis eggshell paper, quarto size (11.5" by 7.25"), pagination: [i-vi] vii-xvi [xvii-xx] [1-2] 3-153 [154-155] [1 colophon], one of 2000 copies, this number 351, signed by Leonard Baskin on the colophon. With the Monthly Newsletter of The Limited Editions Club, one sheet folded once. In glassine wrapper, in a slipcase covered in grey paper, with grey paper spine label with black lettering. ___CONDITION: A near fine to fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; there is a very small closed tear to the top joint right at the head of the spine, apparently from the shelfback being a bit too wide for the text block, putting strain on the paper covering. The newsletter is fine, clean, without wear, with only the original mailing fold. The glassine wrapper is near fine, clean, with some slight edge wear, and a small chip to the rear flap's crease. The slipcase is near fine, strong and sturdy, clean overall with a few stray marks, and some sunning to the spine and top edge. ___CITATION: LEC no. 525. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
  • Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 18102501
  • Title: The Iceman Cometh
  • Author: O'Neill, Eugene; Baskin, Leonard (Illustrations); Jaffe, Irma (Introduction)
  • Illustrator: Baskin, Leonard
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near fine
  • Jacket condition: near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club [printed at The Stinehour Press]
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1982
  • Keywords: Performing Arts - Theatre, Theater, Leonard Baskin, Illustrated, Eugene O'Neill, Drama, Realism, Humanism, Lithography, Pen and Ink, Limited Editions Club, LEC


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