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[PERRETT, GALEN J. (illustrator)]; [JENKINS, WILL (decorations)]; [NASH, John Henry (typography design)]; POE, EDGAR ALLAN
San Francisco and New York: Paul Elder and Company, 1907. First Thus. 4to (10 5/8 x 8 3/8). 33 unnumbered leaves + 12 plates. Quarto Photogravure Edition. 1000 unnumbered copies only.Quarter brown ooze calf (suede) over charcoal grey hand-made Arches paper, with embossed titles in gold within a black embossed foliate panel. Spine with embossed titles in gold within a black embossed foliate panel. Original charcoal grey Arches paper dust jacket with the cover and spine designs repeated on the cover and spine panels. Original slipcase covered in charcoal grey Arches paper with cover panel and spine panel designs matching those on the dust jacket; charcoal grey Arches endpapers; beveled edges.Printed in red and black on Arches handmade paper, with initials and decorations by Will Jenkins, and typeset in "Washington Text", designed by John Henry Nash.Includes 12 photogravure plates in sepia after paintings by Galen J. Perrett, each with tissue guard.Poe's The Raven was first published on 29 January 1845 in the New York Evening Mirror, and Poe wrote The Philosophy of Composition in 1846 in part as an explanation of how he composed the poem. The Raven still remains one of the best-known poems in the English language, and has appeared in numerous editions. For the present edition, Elder had intended to print The Raven without preface, notes or other extraneous matter (which is the case in the present volume), but decided to add Poe's Philosophy of Composition, as "it is (or purports to be) a frank exposition of the modus operandi by which 'The Raven' was written" (Foreward).It sho … [Click Below for Full Description]
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