Jan 29, 2019 - Sale 2497

Sale 2497 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 4,250
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(CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Poe, Edgar Allan. The Black Cat. Full production copy with artist's mock-ups, complete sets of original watercolors, and original pencil drawings in various stages, by Alan James Robinson. Mostly 8vo sheets. Five separate fascicles containing progressive versions of the publication contained within plain black cloth chemises; all housed in a custom clamshell case with a hand-calligraphed spine label. From the collection of Richard Callaway. [Easthampton, Massachusetts, 1984]

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the complete production copy of robinson's edition of the poe classic. The separate fascicles contain his progressive states of the work's creation including: a full set of original watercolors of all the plates, Signed by Robinson; a group of original pencil drawings for the images in the book; mock-up 1 with text pasted in place and rough sketches and drawings; mock-up 2 with text pasted in place and original drawings on the pages; mock-up 3 with the text printed and printed illustrations pasted in place; and mock-up 4, a press layout with all text and illustrations printed and with instructions to the printer in the margins.