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    Special State Proof Edition

    [Cheloniidae Press]. Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven. [Easthampton, Massachusetts]: Cheloniidae Press, 1986.

    Special state proof edition limited to 25 copies, of which this is copy number 12, signed by the artist, Alan James Robinson on the colophon page. The text, printed by Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress, is the original Lorimer Graham version with the author's corrections. Wood engravings printed by Harold P. McGrath on Magnani mould made Letterpress. French-folded and hand-sewn to Duchene handmade paper wrappers by Claudia Cohen. Folio. Unpaginated.

    Full red Moroccan goatskin with a blind-stamped raven by Daniel E. Kelm and Sarah Pringle at the Wide Awake Garage. A suite of prints, working proofs of wood engravings, state proofs of etchings with a drawing, all signed by Robinson are laid in a oatmeal cloth chemise and presented in a matching oatmeal cloth tray-case with red morocco spine label.

    A new, all original edition of the first book of the Cheloniidae Press with nine new wood engravings and an etching portrait of Poe as a frontispiece. An exquisite presentation of the beloved Poe classic.


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