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    Artist's Mock-Ups, with Complete Sets of Original Watercolors and Original Pencil Drawings

    [Cheloniidae Press]. Edgar Allan Poe. The Black Cat. [Easthampton, Massachusetts: Cheloniidae Press, 1984].

    Publishers' mock-ups, in various stages containing: a complete set of original watercolors of all the plates signed by Alan James Robinson; a group of original pencil drawings for the images in the book; mock-up 1 with text pasted in place and a few rough 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 printer's mock-up with all text and illustrations printed and with instructions to the printer in the margins. All of the sets of drawings and mock-ups are enclosed in separate black chemises and laid into a custom clamshell case with a spine label done in hand calligraphy. With wood engravings and original artwork by Alan James Robinson. Fine condition. Also included in this lot is a fine copy of the first printing of the 1986 trade cloth edition published by Northeastern University Press, signed by Robinson.

    The only mock-up material for the Alan James Robinson-illustrated edition of the Poe classic, containing many illustrations seen nowhere else.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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