A very scarce and handsome production of Poe's iconic poem
Poe, Edgar Allan ~ The Raven : With Decorations by T.R.R.P.
Gay and Bird, London : 1901
The First UK printing of this illustrated edition published by Gay and Bird, London in 1901. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with the original publisher's grey boards, black impressed cover titles, and vellum spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt with others uncut. Some offsetting to the blank end-papers. Neat contemporary penned gift inscription to the upper front blank end-paper. Light age related markings to the boards with a hint of pushing to the spine tips. Elaborately illustrated and decorated by the artist 'T. R. R. P.' with a striking font printed within intricate woodcut border designs. The Initial letters of each verse presented in relief within bright red squares. Full-page woodcut illustration in B/W at the beginning and at the final verse. Each verse is printed on a single side of each page and on the verso of each is the verse number with a vignette decoration. No wrapper as issued. The books is covered in a removable plastic protector. A very scarce and handsome production of Poe's iconic poem. Collectible
CONDITION: Near Fine