Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Edgar Allen Poe Binding

Edgar Allen Poe has always attracted the big-name illustrators and this 1858 edition of his work was no exception with illustrations throughout by the likes of Tenniel, Pickersgill and Birkett Foster but, although very battered and worn, the thing that attracted me most about the book was its wonderfully ornate and gothic binding, smothered in Add Imagegilt decoration. Now sold, but I almost wish I'd kept it...

1 comment:

Edward said...

I found this book in a home I purchased. Would you be interested in buying it

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