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Poe, Edgar Allan
The Raven, Illustrated
31 West Twenty-Third St. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" Tall. First edition thus. 1889 date at title page; 1883 copyright. Rarely dated example. Beautifully detailed, haunting illustrations and accent throughout by W. L. Taylor; drawn and engraved under the supervision of George T. Andrew. Pictorial textured boards, light shelf wear, rub; rare without chip. Cover depicts the raven perched upon titled scroll w/limbs and window in b.g.; back board w/lit candle in lamp. Smooth coated, heavy stock leaves near fine, clean. Very small antiquarian inscription at front endpaper: "Valerie Kapp from Mary Kusian, Christmas, 1892". String-bind fine; hinges intact. Complete near fine example w/sharp interior of this rare edition and cover art. From the Press of J. J. Little & Co., No. 10-20 Astor Place, New York. 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" dimensions. Insured post. Edgar Allan Poe's hazy narrative begins on a night in December when "The Raven" haunts the unnamed narrator who sits reading "forgotten lore" to sublimate the loss of his love, Lenore. A "rapping at his chamber door" reveals nothing, yet excites his soul to "burning". A similar rapping, slightly louder, is heard at his window. When he investigates, a raven enters his chamber. Paying no attention, the raven perches atop a bust of Pallas high above the door. Amused by the raven's comically serious disposition, the man asks that the bird tell him its name. The raven's only answer is "Nevermore". The narrator is surprised that the raven can talk, though at this point it has said nothing further. The narrator remarks to hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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