Lot 12
  • 12

Poe, Edgar Allan

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6,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • The Complete Works. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902
  • leather, ink, paper
10 volumes, 8vo (8 5/8 x 6 in.; 221 x 152 mm). Title-pages printed in red and black, additional handcolored pictorial title-pages on japon vellum, handcolored frontispieces and plates on japon vellum (many heightened with gold) with red-captioned tissue-guards, head- and tailpieces, decorative initials and other design elements handcolored throughout. Crushed blue morocco, covers with gilt-fillet border and gilt spider web cornerpieces, spines gilt in four compartments with red morocco floral onlays, white pigskin doublures gilt with floral tooling within wide blue blue morocco turn-ins gilt with the spider web motif, ivory moiré silk linings, top edges gilt, others uncut; spines with the slightest hint of fading.

Catalogue Note

The Water Colour & Hand Illuminated Edition, limited to 26 lettered sets, of which this is set P.
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