Metamorphosis [Limited Edition, Signed by Cuevas] [Typed Letter, Signed by Sidney Shiff, Laid in]
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1984. Very Good+. Item #25587
New York: Limited Editions Club, . First Thus, Limited to 1500 copies of which this is no. 432. Slim quarto; publisher's grey Niger goat over papier-peint boards, black gilt-lettered spine label, housed in original matching paper-covered slipcase; xii,61pp.; five full-paged engravings (tissue guards), additional illus. throughout text. Very minute wear at spine foot, spine leather a shade toned, else a Very Good to Near Fine copy. Signed by the illustrator on colophon in rear. Text and drawings printed by Daniel Keleher at the Wild Carrot Letterpress, while the etchings printed at the Water Street Press. Bound at the bindery of Gray Parrot. "The Monthly Letter of The Limited Editions Club," September, 1984, no. 539, laid in.
Also laid in, a one-page typed letter signed by the new owner of the Limited Editions Club Sidney Shiff on Club letterhead addressed to Morris Jacobs on September 18, 1984. Shiff provides some background into the production of this particular volume, noting that the artist Jose Luis Cuevas flew to New York from Mexico to prepare the plates, working on them for two weeks and that the "printing of the etching was a difficult painstaking process which took over three months to complete." Shiff goes on to add that the LEC has "returned to the tradition of printing the letter by letterpress, and it is printed on the mold made paper imported from Italy specially for 'The Metamorphosis.'"