Exile’s Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920’s by Malcolm Cowley
12 Photolithographs by Berenice Abbott, Andre Kertesz, Man Ray, Walker Evans, and Alvin Coburn
Limited Edition, 1981, 454 of 2000
Signed by Malcolm Cowley and Berenice Abbott
This is a signed limited edition of “Exile’s Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920’s” published by the Limited Edition Club in 1981 with a limitation of 2000 copies this being number 454. From the preface by Leon Edel, “Literary critic, poet, editor and historian, Malcolm Cowley “will best be remembered for his autobiographical histories of the 1920s ‘lost generation,” exemplified by Exile’s Return and its chronicle of American expatriates in France such as Hemingway, Pound, Stein and Fitzgerald (ANB). Here is a literary generation’s “rite of passage… seen through the kindly and analytic eyes of a man who doesn’t sit in judgment but has the finest qualities a critic can possess”
Measuring approximately 9.625” by 6.5”, the book in bound in brown cloth over illustrated paper covered boards with silver title lettering on the spine. The book is housed in a tan paper covered slipcase with brown cloth ends. The photolithographs were reproduced by stone-tone lithography at Rapoport Printing Corporation in New York. The book design is by Laurie Hastreiter Rippon. The text is set in 11-point Linotype Fairfield with 4-points of leading and the headings are in Perpetua. The book was printed by Daniel Keleher at the Wild Carrot Letterpress in Hadley, Massachusetts. Laid into the book is the monthly LEC newsletter.
The book is in FINE condition. The slipcase is in FINE- condition with some very minor rubbing. The book has been signed by Berenice Abbott and Malcolm Cowley on the limitation page.
Photographs of the book and slipcase as well as some photographs from the book appear in the photo section of the listing.