1852 Fine Bayntun Binding - The Poetical Works of EDGAR ALLAN POE. Illustrated.
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Author: Edgar Allan Poe.
Title: The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe: with A Notice of his Life and Genius, by James Hannay . . . and Many Illustrations, by E.H. Wehnert, James Godwin, F.W. Hulme, Harrison Weir, and Anelay. Complete Edition.
Publisher: London, J. & C. Brown and Co., no date (circa 1852).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: xxx-185 pages + ads.
Binding: Attractive and fine binding finely bound by Bayntun in full
red morocco leather, the covers tooled in gilt with a rule border and at the center of the front cover a large block with the black raven. The spine is divided into six panels with gilt-tooled bands and compartments, lettered in the second, beautiful tooled turn-ins with a gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a very good, NEAR FINE, custom cloth case. An incredibly beautiful binding for Edgar Allan Poe's Poems!
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely and beautifully illustrated by E.H. Wehnert, James Godwin, Harrison Weir, F.W. Hulme, and Anelay.
The book: Wonderful and Attractive edition of the Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe in an exquisite Bayntun binding!
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.
The binder: George Bayntun was born in 1873 in Bath, England. After an apprenticeship, he began his own bookbinding business in Bath in 1894, binding books by hand with great craftsmanship. Although many binders were using machines in their process, Bayntun refused to use modern techniques.
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