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Sale 2497 Lot 29
(CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Poe, Edgar Allan. The Raven. Special artist's proof edition with bound book and two extra suites of proofs laid in. Book contains: text printed by Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress, from the original Lorimer Graham version with the author's corrections; wood engravings by Alan James Robinson printed by Harold P. McGrath on Magnani mould made Letterpress. Small oblong folio, full red Moroccan goatskin with a stamped raven by Daniel E. Kelm and Sarah Pringle at the Wide Awake Garage. The separate suites of prints contain an engraved portrait of Poe on tissue paper, an original watercolor of the raven, and 10 Signed and numbered plates; the second contains an original pencil drawing of Poe, with 3 progressive states of the etching made from it, plus 18 working proofs of wood engravings, Signed by Robinson; all laid in a oatmeal cloth chemise and housed with book in matching oatmeal cloth tray-case with red morocco spine label. 3 Signed prospectuses laid in. From the collection of Richard Callaway. [Easthampton, Massachusetts], 1986
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500
limited to 25 copies, of which this is copy number 1, signed by the artist, Alan James Robinson, on the colophon page. A new, original edition of the first book of the Cheloniidae Press with nine new wood engravings and an etched portrait frontispiece of Poe.