Jan 29, 2019 - Sale 2497

Sale 2497 - Lot 28

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Poe, Edgar Allan. The Raven. Publishers Proof copy for Alan James Robinson. Text from the original Lorimer Graham version with the author's own corrections. 5 full-page etchings including a portrait of Poe, each titled and Signed in pencil in the margins, a wood engraved title-page and colophon vignette, plus a full additional suite of plates, all laid into wrappers printed in red and black; the Colophon marked "Publisher's Copy for the Artist" and Signed by Robinson. Folio, hand-bound by david bourbeau at Thistle Bindery with a marbled cover design by Stephen Auger; housed in a black cloth chemise. From the collection of Richard Callaway. [Easthampton, Massachusetts, 1980]

Additional Details

the first book of the press; a unique publisher's copy for robinson as stated on the colophon, and in the deluxe binding. In addition to the bound volume, this lot contains 7 original pencil drawings, each titled and Signed by Robinson, two mounted and one loose proof of the title and colophon illustrations on Japan paper, 12 titled and Signed state proofs, an Artist's Proof II of the Poe/Raven portrait, and a Signed prospectus. From an edition of 25 deluxe edition copies; the total edition of 125.