1909 Rare 1stED bound by Bayntun - Edgar Allan Poe Selected TALES OF MYSTERY illustrated by BYAM SHAW.
Author: Edgar Allan POE. Illustrated by Byam Shaw.
Title: SELECTED TALES OF MYSTERY. Illustrated in colour by Byam Shaw.
Publisher: London, Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd., 1909. First edition illustrated by Byam Shaw
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: 335 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine half morocco leather binding by Bayntun, finely bound in blue morocco leather with blue cloth on boards (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful color frontispiece and the 15 full-page color plates by Byam Shaw.
Estimate: (USD 800 - USD 1000)
The book: This beautiful first edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "Selected Tales of Mystery", illustrated by Byam Shaw, is a treasure for both lovers of literature and fine bookbinding. With an array of spine-chilling tales penned by the master of macabre, this edition is a testament to the captivating power of Poe's storytelling.
The author: Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and of American literature.
The illustrator: Byam Shaw (13 November 1872 – 26 January 1919) was a British painter, illustrator, designer, and teacher. Known for his intricate and dramatic illustrations, his work on Poe's tales injects a visual vitality that further intensifies the enigmatic and suspenseful atmosphere of these stories.
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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1909 Rare 1stED bound by Bayntun - Edgar Allan Poe Selected TALES OF MYSTERY illustrated by BYAM SHAW. Price List