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Macy, George, 1900-1956

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1900 - 1956

George Macy was born in 1900 in New York City. He founded the publishing firm of Macy-Masius in 1926. It was sold to Vanguard Press in 1928. In 1929, he founded the Limited Editions Club which revolved round publishing beautifully illustrated classic titles in relatively small quantities with club members paying a subscription. (The Limited Editions Club is famous for original illustrations by the best book illustrators and artists.) n 1935, Macy expanded his publishing with The Heritage Press. He died in 1956.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George Macy letters

MS-809
 Collection
Identifier: MS-809
Overview George Macy (1900-1956), publisher. The collection contains primarily correspondence between Macy and book designers, illustrators, and printers, editors and authors. Also includes several sketches by illustrators.