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    Limited to 100 Copies, With an Original Pencil Portrait of Poe

    [Cheloniidae Press]. Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven. [Easthampton, Massachusetts: Cheloniidae Press, 1980].

    Limited to 100 copies signed by Alan James Robinson, this is number 6. Designed and illustrated by Alan James Robinson. With five original etchings, printed by the artist at Cheloniidae Press. Text from the original Lorimer Graham version with the author's own corrections. Two wood engravings on Kitakata and text printed by Harold McGrath at The Hampshire Typothetae. Hand-set Centaur type, originally designed by Bruce Rogers in 1914. Hand-bound by David Bourbeau at Thistle Bindery, with a special marbled cover design by Stephen Auger. Printed on Arches Cover. Folio. Unpaginated. Laid in is an original pencil portrait of Poe, signed by Robinson. Also laid in are the two wood engravings used for the title page and the colophon, both numbered 6/200 and signed by Robinson.

    Black marbled rag paper-cover boards, with gilt title to spine. Housed in a quarter gilt-stamped red morocco and black cloth-covered clamshell box, a trifle dusty. Fine.

    The first fine art binding produced by the Cheloniidae Press.


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