Edgar Allen Poe - Poetry and Tales Suntup Artist Edition
New and unread - opened for replacement of slipcase only.
The limited edition of Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales is presented in three states: Artist, Numbered and Lettered. The editions measure 6” x 9¼” and feature ten black and white illustrations by Kelley Hensing as well as a new exclusive introduction by Michael J. Deas, and Artist edition dust jacket art by Frans Smit. Also included is a reproduction of the Edgar Allan Poe oil painting by Michael J. Deas for the commemorative postage stamp, 2008.
The editions include over eighty pages of bonus content, including reproductions of 28 engravings by Gustave Doré for “The Raven” originally published in 1883, a Poe chronology, and four essays by Poe; “Letter to B———,” “The Philosophy of Composition,” “The Rationale of Verse,” and “The Poetic Principle.”
The text is set in Miller and Scotch types and is printed offset. The Numbered and Lettered editions are signed by Michael J. Deas and Kelley Hensing, and the Artist edition is signed by Kelley Hensing and Frans Smit.
The Artist edition is limited to 750 copies, and is the only edition to include a dust jacket illustrated by Frans Smit. It is a smyth-sewn, full cloth binding with gold blocking on the cover. Endsheets are illustrated featuring art by Gustave Doré. The edition is housed in a cloth covered slipcase and is printed offset on archival Cougar Natural Smooth, a style of paper typical of the time period. The text paper is 60 lb. resulting in a reasonable bulk for the high page count. This edition is signed by Kelley Hensing and Frans Smit.