1935 Rare 1stED bound by Bayntun - Edgar Allan Poe TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION illustrated by Arthur RACKHAM.
Author: Edgar Allan POE. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Title: TALES OF MYSTERY and IMAGINATION.
Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1935. First edition illustrated by Rackham.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10 " X 8 ".
Pages: 317 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine half leather binding by Bayntun Riviere, finely bound in red morocco leather with red cloth on boards (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, previous owner name on first endpaper - as shown, some light foxing on first and last pages - as shown, original publishers decorated cloth front&rear boards with the spine bound at the end - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful color frontispiece, 11 full-page color plates, each with a printed tissue guard, 17 full-page black&white plates, and 11 line drawings throughout the text by Arthur Rackham.
The book: Rare and Attractive First edition illustrated by Rackham of Edgar Allan Poe's TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION in a very attractive Bayntun Riviere binding!
The illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was a prolific British artist and illustrator, best known for his deluxe editions of popular children's books. Artistically inclined since childhood, Rackham started illustrating for newspapers, but it was not until he began drawing for children's literature that he received critical acclaim.
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.
In 1920, George Baynton purchased the business of George Gregory, Bookseller. The shop was frequently visited by Queen Mary throughout his final years.
In 1939, the George Bayntun firm acquired the Rivière Bindery, and Bayntun passed away the following year. The firm has continued throughout the years under different managers through the family line and was granted the appointment of Bookseller to Her Majesty in 1950. The Bayntun-Rivière Bindery firm has been in residence on Manvers Street in Bath since 1939. Their books are still bound by hand, and the firm is world-famous for its fine bindings, restoration, and conservation work.
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