Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920's. Text by Malcolm Cowley. Introduction by Leon Edel. Photographs by Berenice Abbott and others. Cover illustration: the December 1923 edition of Broom by El Lissitsky. Limited Editions Club, New York, 1981. 281 pp. Number 1637 in an edition limited to 2000 copies. Signed on back fly-leaf by Cowley and Abbott. Thick quarto. Slipcased. Bound in three-piece style by A. Horowitz and Sons; dark-brown natural-finish cloth. Protective glassine jacket. Twelve full-page photographic reproductions printed by Rapoport Printing Company.
A masterpiece of printing and book-binding, this Limited Editions Club re-issue of Cowley's classic account of the adventures and attitudes shared by the American writers dubbed "The Lost Generation" features images by Abbott, Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, and others.
Some chipping to glassine jacket; book is in Very Fine condition; other than some extremely minor wear, the slipcase is just about Very Fine as well.