1884 Scarce 1st Edition Portfolio - 26 plates for Edgar Allan Poe 's Stories
Author : A. Quantin Imprimeur (Poe, Edgar, Allan)
Title : 26 Planches Pour Illustrer Les Histoires Extraordinaires et Les Nouvelles Histoires Extraordinaires. [26 Illustrations for Poe's Stories]
Publisher : Paris, Edité par A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Editeur, 1884. First Edition.
Language : Text in French
Size : 10 " X 7 "
Pages : Unpagnated (Complete with the 26 announced plates)
Binding : Good quarter cloth portfolio binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed - upper corner of front board creased and the upper corner from rear board missing - as shown, the red tie were probably replaced by a previous owner) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good to very good content (including the "tables des matières" and the complete 26 plates)
Illustrations : Illustrations include those for The Murder at Rue Morgue, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Black Cat and many others, as well as a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. Etchings and heliogravures. All 26 are present. The plates themselves are clean and bright with a few that have minor foxing to the extremities. The paper the illustrations are printed on varies from thicker to thinner stock, with the thinner stock being a bit browned. Some illustrations have slightly offset the the blank verso of the previous illustration. Overall, very attractive!
Estimate : (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book : Scarce portfolio of the illustations for Edgar Allan Poe s' stories. A Rare find in any condition!
The printer : The Maison Quantin, also known as "A. Quantin publisher", is a printer and a French publishing house founded in Paris in 1876 by Albert Quantin and disappeared before 1914. It had a significant impact on the production of popular imagery intended for the youth. It was established at 7, rue Saint-Benoît, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.
The author: Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
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