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The Voice of the City and Other Stories by  George  (Illustrator) O. Henry; Clifton Fadiman  (Introduction); Grosz - Hardcover - Limited Edition - 1935 - from Swan's Fine Books and Biblio.com

The Voice of the City and Other Stories

by O. Henry; Clifton Fadiman (Introduction); Grosz, George (Illustrator)

Condition: Near fine


New York: Limited Editions Club, 1935. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Grosz, George. No. 909 of 1500, quarto size, 237 pp., signed by George Grosz. William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), better known by his pen name O. Henry, was a prolific writer of short stroies, known for his inimitable hand in isolating certain elements of society and describing them with an incredible economy and grace of language; his stories are known for their twist endings. This publication by the Limited Editions Club contains numerous of O. Henry's stories, and is illustrated with watercolours by German artist George Grosz (1893-1959), best known for his caricatural drawings and paintings of Berlin life in the 1920s. A prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weiman Republic, Grosz creates grotesque characters rendered in soft, ethereal colour for this book, depicting the isolation often found at the fringes of society. ___DESCRIPTION: Full black buckram, gilt lettering on the spine, title page with watercolour by George Grosz, line drawings in black and full-page watercolours by Grosz throughout; linotype Janson type, Worthy special paper; quarto size (10.5" by 7.75"), pagination: [i-vi] vii-xi [xii-xiv] 1-220 [221-222] [1 colophon], one of 1500 copies, this number 909, signed by George Grosz on the colophon. Housed in a slipcase covered in purple cloth, with gilt lettering on the spine. ___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, straight corners, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; very slight rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the corners, else fine. The slipcase is very good, strong and sturdy, clean overall with light soiling to the top and bottom, light rubbing to the edges and corners, and spine is sunned. ___CITATION: LEC no. 67. ___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 #: CNJL244
  • Title: The Voice of the City and Other Stories
  • Author: O. Henry; Clifton Fadiman (Introduction); Grosz, George (Illustrator)
  • Illustrator: Grosz, George
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Club
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1935
  • Keywords: Illustrators - George Grosz, Signed, Illustrated, George Grosz, O. Henry, Limited Edition, Watercolors, Short Stories, Limited Editions Club, LEC, Modern Literature


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