Limited Editions Club: Highlights for Black History Month
Special Collections has a complete set of books issued by the Limited Editions Club, a publishing venture founded in 1929 to issue selected literary works in finely printed and illustrated editions. Many famous authors, illustrators, and designers of the 20th century worked on producing these books.
Some of the most spectacular of the Limited Editions club books published in the last 30 years feature the work of African-American writers like Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, and Langston Hughes. Here is a sampling of the illustration from these books.