The Raven. Illustrated by Alan James Robinson. Edgar Allan Cheloniidae Press. Poe.

The Raven. Illustrated by Alan James Robinson.

[Easthampton, MA]: Cheloniidae Press, [1986]. Artist's Proof copy, one of a few such, bound as the state proof edition in full red morocco, with an additional two suites of working proofs (21 prints total: 17 woodengravings and 3 states of the frontispiece etching), from a total issue of 225 copies: 150 regular edition; 50 deluxe with extra suite of prints, bound in quarter morocco by Claudia Cohen; 25 state proof copies with two extra suites and an original drawing, full morocco binding; all copies on Magnani Letterpress paper and all signed and numbered by Alan James Robinson. Page size: 6 7/16 x 9 3/8 inches. This is an all new, original edition in which the artist re-visits the text of the first book of the press. The text is letterpress by Dan Keliher at Wild Carrot Letterpress; the 9 original woodengravings and one original etching (frontispiece portrait of E. A. Poe) printed by Harold McGrath. The full red morocco binding is by Daniel Kelm and Sarah Pringle at the Wide Awake Garage, the front panel blind-stamped with one of Robinson's woodengravings of a raven. The two additional suites are housed in a grey cloth-over-boards folder with white label printed in black on front, "The Raven / Prints" and both housed in grey cloth-over-boards clamshell box, red morocco label on spine blind stamped with title, author, and the turtle logo of Cheloniidae Press; box a bit worn, book and prints fine. Item #10300

Price: $2,000.00