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    State Proof With a Bas Relief Binding

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

    Special state proof edition limited to 15 copies numbered I-XV of which this is copy "I", signed by the artist, Alan James Robinson on the colophon page. Illustrated with eleven wood engravings by Alan James Robinson. Printed French-fold on Rives Lightweight paper. Full black leather binding by Gray Parrot with an inset paper sculpture cast from an original bas relief sculpture of the cat by Robinson. Octavo. Unpaginated.

    Beautiful full black leather by Gray Parrot with singe rules stamped in gilt on the front board and titles lettered in gilt on the spine. Original bas relief paper sculpture mounted to front board. Supple leather endpapers and pastedowns. A full suite of prints, state proofs of the etching, working proofs of the wood engravings, a regular edition book, and an original drawing all signed by Robinson in a quarter leather chemise, all in a quarter leather and oatmeal cloth tray-case with titles lettered in gilt on the spine. Exceptionally fine.

    A remarkable presentation of the Poe classic, created through the artistic collaboration of the masters of binding and illustration.


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